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D.C. United season review: Defender Conor Shanosky

We take time to look at D.C. United's third homegrown player, Conor Shanosky.

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Conor Shanosky's post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I think that something got in the way of that. The team's third homegrown player has already had his option declined, and it doesn't seem like United will try to re-sign him because there basically isn't a lower rate to which they can. After four years, it seems like the two will go their separate ways.

Shanosky's first loan was to the NASL's Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, were he played both at center back and at defensive midfield. Since then, it has been two seasons with the Richmond Kickers playing exclusively at center back (and playing fairly well). His limited experience with the D.C. United first team has largely been in the US Open Cup or in the Concacaf Champions League, playing only in five regular season matches (all of which were in 2013).

On the balance, it may just be that Shanosky is a player suited for the NASL or USL PRO, but not quite MLS. He could definitely be a starter in either of those leagues, but I think at the ability to get someone else in his roster spot outweighs that. But what about you; what do you think about Conor Shanosky, and do you want the team to try and re-sign him?