United Acquire MLS Veteran Goalkeeper David Ousted
WASHINGTON (January 8, 2018) - United have acquired Vancouver's veteran goalkeeper David Ousted and signed him to a two-year contract in exchange for the Black-and-Red's natural second round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Ousted was a consistent figure in Vancouver's starting XI after securing the starting role for the Canadian club in 2014. The goalkeeper made 441 saves and recorded 43 shutouts in 145 total MLS appearances in five seasons with the Whitecaps. The 32-year-old made at least 28 appearances in four out of five regular seasons with Vancouver and missed only one MLS match for the Whitecaps in three years (2014-2016). His performances in goal helped lead the team to three Audi MLS Cup Playoff berths (2014, 2015, 2017) and he started in all four of the club's 16/17 CONCACAF Champions League knockout round matches.
The Greve, Denmark native has 23 career MLS Save of the Week nominations and has won the award on seven different occasions. In 2015, the Danish 'keeper won three consecutive Save of the Week awards, the first of the three was for his dual penalty kick saves against two-time MLS Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips on June 20, 2015. His performances that season led Vancouver to the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship and he was a runner-up selection for the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award. Ousted also earned a 2015 MLS All-Star selection and recorded a clean sheet in the second half of the 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on July 29.
"Since his arrival in the US, David has proven to be one of the elite goalkeepers in MLS," Dave Kasper, United general manager, said. "He has it all in terms of commanding his box, organizing the group in front of him, and making the saves that change games. We are excited to have his veteran experience in the locker room and on the field this season and beyond."
Player: David Ousted
Birthplace: Greve, Denmark
Previous Club: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Transaction: United acquired goalkeeper David Ousted from Vancouver and signed him to a two-year contract in exchange for their natural second round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
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