D.C. United announced today the team has acquired midfielder Danny Cruz from the Houston Dynamo in exchange for a partial allocation.

The 21-year old is originally from Petersburg, Virginia and spent three seasons with the Dynamo.

"We're pleased to have concluded a deal to acquire Danny from Houston," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. "He is a tenacious player who brings a lot of energy and bite to the midfield and we are thrilled to have him at United. At 22, he has enormous upside and we look forward to his contributions for years to come."