A few days after unveiling Luciano Acosta, D.C. United has continued to bolster their attacking corps. United has decided to add attacker Rob Vincent to the team; the terms of his transfer were not disclosed.
Vincent scored 18 goals last season, playing primarily on the left wing; however, he can play in basically any attacking spot, be it wide or central. Even at the USL level, 18 goals is nothing to sneeze at, and so Vincent will provide depth all across United's attack. Per D.C. United, Vincent has a green card and will therefore not use an international roster spot.
For this season, there is a definite chance that Vincent spends some time with the Richmond Kickers, but I think this is a move towards the future. Much of United's attack, be it Chris Rolfe, Patrick Nyarko, Alvaro Saborio, or even Fabian Espindola, are over 30, and next year will be one year older.
While I don't necessarily expect Vincent to surpass any of those players this season, injuries happen and D.C. United always has plenty of games to play. Vincent continues United's list of USL signings, which includes Lewis Neal, Richie Williams, and Clyde Simms; Dwayne De Rosario also got his start in USL. His signing brings the team up to 26 rostered players, though that does include Bill Hamid, who may go on injured reserve, and Davy Arnaud, who may still retire.
Congrats Rob, and welcome to the team!