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D.C. United signs Gambian international Sainey Nyassi

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United brings in a much needed speed option through the former Revolution player.

Chris Trotman

You'll be forgiven if you're not overwhelmed by the first new face D.C. United has officially brought in since becoming mired in the worst stretch of results in recent memory. Today, the club announced that it has signed former New England Revolution midfielder Sainey Nyassi. The Gambian international gives the Black-and-Red a much-needed speed element in the attack, and because he holds a Green Card, he will not take up a precious international roster slot.

Nyassi's seven years in Foxborough weren't exactly prolific, as he tallied eight goals and four assists in 104 appearances, 75 of them starts between his debut in 2007 and his release earlier this year. That said, D.C. are really, really bad right now, and even an MLS retread could help us improve. Nyassi wasn't in a strong bargaining position - having recently been released outright by the Revs - and one hopes that his salary figure will be commensurate with that.

The 24-year-old will be wearing number 27 for Ben Olsen's side.

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