One of Germany’s largest news outlets, Bild, claims that D.C. United has secured the services of Zoltan Stieber, a left winger from Hungary who is under contract with Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern. This news goes so far to say that Stieber is on his way to the US.
The 29 year old Stieber has been with Kaiserslautern for a year now, and can play on the right or even in the middle along with his preferred left side. He has appeared 21 times with Hungary’s national team, recently in their World Cup Group B qualification match with Andorra in June (Hungary is third in the group behind Switzerland and Portugal).
Stieber being attached to MLS is a something of a surprise, as the Dutch press says he has already agreed to terms with FC Twente of the Eredivisie. However, things can get crazy as the transfer window starts to close, and Bild’s report makes no mention of the Twente rumor at all.
If he does end up coming to the District, Stieber would be in line to push Patrick Nyarko back to the right wing role he held for years in Chicago. He may also be a replacement, as Nyarko is believed to be in the final year of his contract.
In the meantime, here is the obligatory sizzle reel: