D.C. United Waives Four PlayersNovember 15, 2005 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United Press Release
"We want to thank these players for their efforts on and off the field," said United Technical Director Dave Kasper. "We wish them the best of luck in the future."
After joining United in February, after two years with the MetroStars, Arena saw time in seven reserve games, but did not see the field for the first team.
Kuffour joined D.C. in July of 2004 and saw time in eight League games over the last two seasons. He scored his first MLS goal against Chicago on June 29 and also helped the reserve team to the inaugural title, scoring three goals and registering four assists.
Merritt was United's second pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. The North Carolina product did not see the field for an MLS match, but made 11 reserve team appearances, notching a goal and assist.
Thompson made a single appearance for United in 2005. The forward saw a minute of time in D.C.'s game with Kansas City on July 20. He was an integral part of United's reserve team, scoring the game-winning goal in the last game of the season to clinch the division title.
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