DC United forward Chris Pontius says his brother is hoping for a MLS opportunity this year.

Central defender Tim Pontius has completed his time with UC Santa Barbara and is looking to undertake pre-season training with a top flight club according to his older brother.

"He just wants a shot in preseason somewhere," the United man said.

Pontius Jnr recently participated in a Seattle Sounder s combine and is looking to be added to a MLS roster in the upcoming Supplemental Draft.

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