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D.C. United Transfer News and Rumors: Sean St Ledger Trialing

Another center back on trial, this one with national team experience.

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Steve Goff first mentioned (and D.C. United later confirmed via their website) that defender Sean St Ledger has been added to the roster as a trialist. The bulk of the center back's experience came with Preston North End from 2006-2011, where he amassed almost 200 games played, and most recently was on the roster of Ipswich Town in England's Football League Championship, but did not appear.

At one time, St Ledger did have a promising future, with then Irish National Team coach Giovanni Trappatoni tossing a comparison around to Fabio Cannavaro, which I will note here would make him a perfect compliment to "White Pirlo". Nevertheless, his time in England (and his three dozen caps with the Irish National Team) have not helped his cause, as injuries (and an occasional high wage) have derailed him, resulting in scarce playing time over the last couple of years. This is not the first time St Ledger was attached to Major League Soccer, as he was exploring opportunities here last year, but alas.

Lastly, this: