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D.C. United releases almost all preseason trialists

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There isn’t much drama at the end of D.C. United’s roster

D.C. United has confirmed to Black and Red United that the team has released all of the trialists from the first part of preseason camp, save for Maxim Tissot. Tissot has impressed so far as a potential backup for Taylor Kemp, and Steve Goff has reported that the team has offered Tissot a contract.

Charlie Horton was the third goalkeeper for parts of last year, when the team was short on keepers due to injuries to Bill Hamid and Andrew Dykstra. The team acquired Horton’s rights from the New England Revolution for an unspecified amount of general allocation money.

However, it was obvious this preseason that draftee Eric Klenofsky had passed Horton on the depth chart, with the Monmouth University alumnus playing the second half of each of the preseason games so far.

Also released from camp were goalkeeper Matt Sanchez, defender Suli Dainkeh, defender Jo-Vetle Rimstad, and former United midfielder Kyle Porter. I would assume that most of the players will sign on with USL or NASL teams, and United releasing them early allows them to find time to set up trials with those teams.