D.C. United acquires Deshorn Brown through allocation

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Juan Barreto
The Jamaica international will likely play a big role right away for an anemic DCU offense in desperate need of reinforcements

D.C. United has acquired Jamaican forward Deshorn Brown after trading for the No. 1 overall spot in the MLS allocation order with the Houston Dynamo. 

In order to get to the top spot, DCU traded Houston its No. 9 position in the allocation order, $100,000 in general allocation money, $75,000 in targeted allocation money and a 2018 international roster spot.

Brown, 27, joins after spending time with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL. The 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year runner-up, Brown scored 20 goals in 62 appearances for the Colorado Rapids between 2013 and 2015.

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The Jamaica international moved to Norwegian top-tier side Valarenga in 2015 before transferring to Chinese club Shenzhen F.C. in 2016.

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“Deshorn is an athletic forward with proven technical ability who has scored goals everywhere he has been,” Dave Kasper, United general manager and VP of soccer operations, said in a club release.

“We are excited to welcome him to D.C. and look forward to his immediate contributions.”

Brown will be a welcome addition to DCU, which has a league-worst 10 goals this season and has been shut out in 10 of 15 games in 2017. 

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