DC United sign defender Michael DeShields, No. 5 total SuperDraft selection

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing

D.C. United have signed defender Michael DeShields, the membership introduced Friday. DeShields was chosen with the No. 5 total choose in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft introduced by adidas.

DeShields, 22, made 60 appearances with Wake Forest throughout his time in school, beginning all however one in every of his video games played. He was named to the Second-Team All-South Area in 2019. 

“Michael impressed us together with his physicality, athleticism, and composure on the ball throughout his time with Wake Forest,” GM and VP of soccer operations Dave Kasper said in a membership assertion. “We’re including necessary depth at center back and we’re excited that we had been in a position to purchase somebody of Michael’s pedigree within the draft. We’re trying forward to welcoming Michael to the District.”

DeShields provides new United head coach Hernan Losada another choice in central defense. The Argentine played a 3-5-2 formation regularly throughout his time in Belgium.

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