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Chivas USA
D.C. United acquires former Terp Townsend

D.C. United acquired former Maryland star Casey Townsend from Chivas USA on Friday for a second-round pick in the 2014 Major League Soccer draft. Tied for third on Maryland's career goal-scoring list, Townsend was the fifth overall selection last year and had a goal and two assists in 17 regular-season appearances. "We were quite surprised that Casey was available for a trade and we pounced on it," United general manager Dave Kasper said in a written statement. "He is an exciting striker who brings a ton of energy to the attack, and we think he will be a great fit with our side." Kasper shouldn't have been too surprised. Chivas USA, owned by Chivas...