Paul Arriola, right, is among only 16 contracted players for D.C. United. After retaining only about half of the roster, United is in almost no danger of losing a primary player. To qualify for free agency, a player must be at least 28 years old with eight years’ experience in MLS. Los Angeles Galaxy picks first, D.C. goes second and so on, based on the 2017 reverse order of finish. United is keen to sign a third designated player; Paul Arriola and Luciano Acosta are classified as DPs in 2018.
Source: Washington Post December 07, 2017 12:11 UTC