D.C. United has given several trialists a shot to replace Joe Willis as the third goalkeeper on the roster, and Travis Worra has won the battle. Worra, a University of New Hampshire product who went undrafted in January, has officially signed with United.
At New Hampshire, Worra started all but one game in his four years with the Wildcats. The 6'3" Pennsylvania native was the America East conference's Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013, and managed to earn his spot on the team ahead of established NASL professionals Diego Restrepo and Scott Goodwin as well as Riccardo Anedda (who was once on the books with Serie A side Cagliari) and Richard McCallum, the same GK who United faced in CONCACAF Champions League play during his time at Waterhouse FC.
Oddly enough, Worra's preseason matches both ended up being against Swedish clubs. He played the second half against Jonkopings Sodra and then went the full 90 in a 1-0 loss to Malmo FF. With Bill Hamid and Andrew Dykstra well-established, it might be a good long while before Worra faces MLS opposition. Instead, he seems likely to spend much of his season on loan with the Richmond Kickers, where he'll be more likely to get the competitive games any young player needs to develop.
Adding Worra leaves United with four open roster spots, one of which appears very likely go to trialist Alexander Robinson. Until league ownership and the MLS Players Union come to an agreement over the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it seems unlikely that United will add anyone else.