D.C. United trades with Seattle Sounders for Alex Caskey

Otto Greule Jr

D.C. United has acquired midfielder Alex Caskey from the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United announced today that they have acquired Alex Caskey, a midfielder who most recently played with the Seattle Sounders in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Caskey is a midfielder who can play both in the middle and out wide, and seems to have been acquired to provide more depth behind Chris Pontius, Davy Arnaud, and Nick DeLeon as well as to push Kyle Porter for the role of top wing depth.

Caskey was originally drafted by the Seattle Sounders in 2011, but was cut by the team before the season started. He spent that season with the Charleston Battery, playing in 19 games and scoring one goal. In 2012, he was invited to Sounders camp as a trialist and made the team, playing in 30 regular season games over the past two years. He was third on the Sounders in assists in 2012, and tallied seven that year across all competitions. This seems like it would be bad news for Victor Munoz, who would also serve as depth on the wings and in central midfield. I have liked what I have seen from Munoz so far, so it would be a slight disappointment if he were not able to make the team as well.

What do you all think of the trade for Alex Caskey?

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