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Loudoun United sign Peabo Doue

Another former D.C. United trialist (and Academy alum) gets a deal with Loudoun

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Loudoun United continues to add to their roster with the signing of left back Peabo Doue. The 27-year-old product of the club’s academy spent time on trial with D.C. United early in the preseason, apparently doing enough to return to the organization at the USL Championship level. Doue appeared in the 2008 SUM U-17 Cup with D.C. and attended the Academy before going to West Virginia for college in 2009.

Doue appeared for USL teams in Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Wilmington and Jacksonville before playing with North Carolina FC last year. Doue has 111 pro games, with 5 goals. One of those appearances with North Carolina came against United in last year’s U.S. Open Cup match.

Doue would presumably start at left back for Loudoun, though the question of whether he would be a full-time starter or not hinges on what D.C. wants to do with Akeem Ward and/or Chris Odoi-Atsem. Andrew Lubahn has experience at left back in the past, though Richie Williams appears to have him slated for his natural position in central midfield.

Doue is the 8th player under contract with Loudoun, ahead of their March 3 kickoff with Nashville. Expect the slow but steady pace of signings to continue. MLS satellite clubs must have at least 12 players signed to USL contracts to meet league rules.