D.C. United releases Shipalane, Adams
D.C. United continued to tinker with its roster late Friday, waiving midfielder Tiyi Shipalane and defender Lyle Adams. Those moves made room for striker Luciano Emilio, who re-signed Wednesday, and midfielder Stephen King, who was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Sounders earlier today.
DCU received Emilio's international transfer certificate from Brazil just before the 5 p.m. deadline, clearing the way for him to play Saturday against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium. King (uniform #20) will provide depth in the central midfield.
Neither Shipalane nor Adams had shown much progress this spring and, because neither had guaranteed contracts.....
they will no longer apply toward the salary cap. Shipalane, a quick flank player with South African roots, jumped to United from third-division Harrisburg late last summer. He didn't feature in any MLS matches but made three appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League. This season, he didn't play in any of the four league games and was loaned to third-division Richmond.
Adams was drafted by United from Wake Forest in 2009 but sought European opportunities before signing with second-division Austin. He earned a DCU roster spot at training camp this year but did not appear in any matches.
United had considered creating a roster slot by placing defender Marc Burch (rehabbing after foot surgery) on injured reserve, but in the end, concluded that Adams and Shipalane had no future with the club.
April 30, 2010; 5:03 PM ET
Categories: D.C. United | Tags: D.C. United, Luciano Emilio, Lyle Adams, Major League Soccer, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull New York, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Seattle Sounders, Stephen King, Tiyi Shipalane
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