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D.C. United cuts David Estrada from preseason camp

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D.C. United is closer to finalizing its roster, cutting David Estrada loose from camp.

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The ranks of the trialists grow ever smaller, with D.C. United cutting midfielder/forward David Estrada today. Estrada was acquired from the Seattle Sounders last summer for a third round draft pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. He appeared nine times for the team down the stretch in 2014, often as a late game energy sub. He did have two assists for the team, and his energy made him useful at the end of games.

However, the acquisition of Jairo Arrieta and the return to health of Conor Doyle made his options as a forward rather limited, and the signing of Miguel Aguilar would have limited his time on the flank. Under the old roster rules, D.C. United would retain his rights until someone traded for them, since he was not eligible for the re-entry draft, but the new roster rules will probably change that at least somewhat.

With this cut, the trialists that are still left are Florida Man Alexander Robinson Delgado, Rauwshawn McKenzie, Luke Mishu, Travis Worra, and Scott Goodwin. I would figure that only two of those players will make the team, so these last few training sessions until the Concacaf Champions League will prove vital.