DC United have accomplished the signing of goalkeeper David Ochoa from Real Salt Lake in trade for $75k General Allocation Money (GAM).
The Black and Red have picked up the rest of Ochoa’s contract, which expires at the top of the 2022 MLS season. Should he then signal a brand new deal for the 2023 marketing campaign, RSL will obtain an extra $300,000 GAM unfold over two years.
If Ochoa is moved out of MLS through the 2022 season, RSL will obtain $300,000 GAM in 2023, whereas they’ve a 25% sell-on payment if DC United have been to maneuver him out of MLS completely.
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“David is an extremely talented and competitive goalkeeper,” DC president of soccer operations Dave Kasper mentioned in a membership press launch. “We believe he has the ability to make an immediate impact for us this season, and someone we consider to be a viable option for us in the longer term as we evaluate the goalkeeping position beyond 2022.”
Ochoa was a key a part of RSL’s run to the Western Conference ultimate in final season’s MLS Cup playoffs, however has but to characteristic in league play in 2022, starting the marketing campaign listed as “doubtful” earlier than claiming on social media in July that he “wasn’t” allowed to practice with the workforce.
The Mexico youth worldwide had been linked with European giants Manchester United, Barcelona and Monaco as a 3rd alternative however must have a significantly better likelihood of getting again on the pitch with DC United.
“Everyone at RSL should thank David for his years of exceptional service to the academy, to the Monarchs and to the first team,” RSL normal supervisor Elliot Fall mentioned in a press launch. “David has been a vital determine in our postseason run final yr, within the Monarchs’ 2019 USL title and all through his youth profession right here. We want him one of the best of luck at DC United and in his future endeavors, and we are going to at all times take into account him an element of of the RSL household.”