DC United announce Avery John signing

D.C. United have announced that the club has signed veteran defender Avery John.

D.C. United have announced that the club has signed veteran defender Avery John.

D.C. waived forward Francis Doe in order to make a roster spot available for the Trinidad and Tobago international. John's rights were acquired from the New England Revolution in exchange for a conditional draft pick in either the 2010 or 2011 MLS SuperDraft. The 33-year old defender will be available for selection on Sunday, when D.C. face the New York Red Bulls.

"We are pleased to be acquiring a solid veteran defender in Avery," said United General Manager Dave Kasper. "He has been a consistent performer in our League for several years, playing in many big games. Avery will make our back line stronger and we are pleased that he is now a part of D.C. United."

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