United trades for Barclay


Devin Barclay, an Annapolis native and former McDonogh standout, was acquired by Major League Soccer's D.C. United yesterday in a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes for a conditional pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pound forward had three goals and two assists over two seasons with the Tampa Bay Mutiny and San Jose. Barclay was selected by San Jose in a special allocation draft in January 2002 after the Tampa Bay franchise ceased operations. He played just six minutes for the Earthquakes last season and went scoreless.

Barclay, 19, has also represented the United States in international matches at the under-18, under-20 and under-23 levels. In August, he scored the winning goal in the under-20 team's 2-1 victory over Italy in the Torneig Internacional tournament in Spain.

"Devin is a solid young player with a bright future ahead of him," said United's technical director, Dave Kasper.

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