D.C. United announced Tuesday that forward Alvaro Saborio has agreed to a contract extension. The terms of the contract have not been revealed, though based on his interview last month it would presumably be through the 2016 season, and at a significantly reduced compensation number than the $493,333 he was on in the 2015 season. The 33 year-old played for Costa Rica in Friday night's World Cup Qualifying win over Haiti and the Ticos play Panama Tuesday night. Acquired in a midseason trade with Real Salt Lake, Saborio scored 4 goals in 12 regular season games after scoring 3 in 14 with RSL.
This is the second contract extension the team has completed in less than a week, inking Nick DeLeon to a new deal on Thursday, after re-signing Bobby Boswell in October and Chris Rolfe in September. The club has two unsigned salary budget players in 2016; Davy Arnaud (an offer to extend Arnaud's contract a year was rumored to have been made, though a decision is up in the air, as an August concussion prematurely ended his season) and Perry Kitchen (who remains far apart in salary demands with the team).