The rumors linking D.C. United with Saprissa left back Joseph Mora are not going away. An earlier report that said that the 25-year-old Costa Rican had United’s interest, and now comes a new report claiming that Mora has agreed to a deal with United. According to Costa Rican journalist Yashin Quesada, a deal to bring Mora to MLS could be announced very quickly.
We’ve gone over Mora’s resume before, and the former Costa Rica under-23 will reduce the pressure if Taylor Kemp’s return to the field drags well into the season. When you consider Oniel Fisher’s ability to play on either side, adding Mora would increase competition at both right back and left back, and it might add enough depth that Chris Odoi-Atsem could make some appearances for the Richmond Kickers on loan.
The other question becomes how he gets fit into the roster. Currently, the team is using all seven of its available international roster spots, so unless another green card (looking at you, Fredric Brillant) is on the way to nullify this, United would presumably have to make a trade to accommodate Mora’s signing.