D.C. United announced on Thursday that Nick DeLeon, the team's first round draft pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, had re-signed with the club, keeping the midfielder in the nation's capital. DeLeon finished out the 2015 season with 29 league appearances, 25 of which were starts, chipping in two goals and five assists.
In 2015, according to the MLS Player's Union, DeLeon had a base salary of $116,259, with a guaranteed compensation of $151,259.
DeLeon has mainly featured as a left or right winger during his time with the Black-and-Red, though he has previously seen some time as a central midfielder and right back, both roles that he played in towards the end of the 2015 season in late game situations.
"Nick is a powerful, dynamic and versatile player, and we are excited that he will continue to be part of D.C. United," said D.C. United General Manager and Vice President of Soccer Operations Dave Kasper in a press release. "He has been a steady contributor on both sides of the ball from the moment we drafted him. He's had big performances and scored goals on the biggest stages, and we look forward to the role he'll play as we build for the 2016 season."
In 2012, as a rookie, DeLeon almost immediately stepped into the side, helping the team qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2007, setting a team record for goals for a rookie with 6. He scored twice in that year's playoffs, once against the New York Red Bulls, and once against the Houston Dynamo.
The former UNLV and Louisville midfielder also scored against the Red Bulls in the playoffs in 2014, making his scoreless 180 against New York in this year's playoffs the only time he has not scored against United's rivals in three playoff appearances.
In 4 seasons with United, DeLeon has amassed 114 league appearances, 104 of which were starts. He has scored 12 goals to go along with 15 assists, in addition to 3 goals and 2 assists in 9 career playoff games.