Shanosky, 20, made his debut for D.C. United's senior team in the 76th minute of their friendly against AFC Ajax on May 22, 2011 at RFK Stadium. Shanosky was originally signed on August 6, 2010, becoming D.C. United's third homegrown player signed to the first team, following Bill Hamid and Andy Najar.
"We're getting a good, homegrown player from DC United's academy system," said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. "He's a big, strong kid who can play holding midfielder or center back for us. The goal for him is to come here, help us win a championship, and get him game experience so he can help them in the future."