DC United announced today that it has waived defender Julius James.

In a separate transaction, United has acquired allocation money from the LA Galaxy in exchange for an international roster spot.

"We would like to thank Julius for his contributions to D.C. United and we wish him well in the future," said General Manager Dave Kasper.

"We are also pleased to have acquired allocation money that provides us with an additional asset for future player moves."

James joined the Black-and-Red in a trade with Houston on August 14, 2009. He was selected ninth overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC from the University of Connecticut. During his rookie campaign the defender played 13 matches (10 starts) for Toronto, scoring in his MLS debut on May 31 against the LA Galaxy.