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D.C. United releases Paul Clowes

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To make room for a new striker, United clears a roster and international roster spot

MLS: SuperDraft Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

To make room for new signing Alhaji Kamara, D.C. United has confirmed to Black & Red United that they have released Paul Clowes. The team needed to free up both a roster spot and an international roster spot, and with starters Marcelo Sarvas and Nick DeLeon, as well as reserves Jared Jeffrey, Markus Halsti, Rob Vincent, and Julian Buescher all ahead of Clowes in central midfield, this is the move that had to happen.

When the season started, this was a team that was too heavy on midfielders and too light on forwards; the addition of Kamara helps correct that imbalance and place United in a better position as the season progresses. Clowes is a talented player just for making United's roster at all, as after the first round the likelihood of a player signing drops dramatically. Though it is the middle of the season, Clowes is would still be a boon for a USL or NASL team, and hopefully he finds a good place for himself soon.