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D.C. United trades Conor Doyle to Colorado Rapids

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The team gives Colorado a player for their roster, but who will be taking his place?

Steve Goff first mentioned (and the team has since made official) that D.C. United has traded forward Conor Doyle to the Colorado Rapids for a third round draft pick. Doyle, 24, played 56 games for D.C., starting 19, and scored 4 goals and an assist during his time in Black-and-Red.

Being traded out of the Eastern Conference, Doyle will have to find another pet team to score on, splitting those goals against the Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact. But Doyle also gets a chance to finally play for a Rapids team who initially wanted him on a loan in 2013, but he had to go through a weighted lottery and thus, arrived in D.C.

While the Rapids get another player on their roster, putting them at 23, for D.C., this would presumably free a little bit of space for someone like Paul Clowes to make the roster. More importantly, it seems to hint that Miguel Aguilar, who had been doing offseason work and from whom the team expects some things this season, has moved ahead of Doyle on the depth chart.

This may also be a prelude to adding a Young Designated Player to D.C.'s roster, who we first learned about Friday and will presumably hear more about soon: