Making official what has long been obvious, Chris Rolfe and D.C. United have announced that he has retired from soccer.
Thank you, everyone ⚽️! @dcunited @ChicagoFire @aabsportdk @MLS @Section8Chicago @SectorLatino12 @ScreamingEagles @Barra_Brava @DaytonFlyers @ussoccer @daytondailynews pic.twitter.com/tRzzrcqkTV— Chris Rolfe (@ChrisRolfe17) November 9, 2017
The early season trade for Rolfe in 2014 helped reinvigorate a team that had stumbled out of the gate, and helped put back on track a season rebuilt from 2013 that led to three years of making the playoffs. 2015 was an even more successful season for Rolfe, with 10 goals and 6 assists, being one of the lynchpins of the team creatively.
Even though concussions prevented him from playing for most of 2016 and all of 2017, he was an important player that helped bring the team out of one of the worst seasons in its history. He gave the team back its confidence, and helped them rebuild, and did it with a flair that had been sorely missing.
Best wishes on whatever is in front of you, Chris!