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D.C. United, Maxim Tissot agree to part ways

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The Canadian national team defender/midfielder made just one appearance for the Black-and-Red

D.C. United announced today that the team had reached an agreement with Maxim Tissot to mutually terminate his contract. Tissot, 25, is a member of Canada’s national team pool and had signed with United at the end of this year’s preseason after a successful trial (which itself had been instigated by a trial last summer).

In the end, though, Taylor Kemp’s standing as the starting left back and a deep pool of potential left midfielders meant few opportunities for Tissot, who ended up playing more minutes on loan with the Richmond Kickers than he did with United. Tissot departs the club with just one appearance (April 22nd’s 2-2 draw on the road against the New England Revolution).

Last week’s re-signing of veteran Chris Korb gave United some proven depth behind Kemp, and with Tissot taking up an international roster spot, the move should not be seen as a major surprise. Tissot will surely want to find a place where he’ll play more often, and before this move United had no free international spots for the coming summer window.