GK Onstad comes out of retirement for DC United

D.C. United assistant coach Pat Onstad is coming out of

retirement because the club is in need of healthy goalkeepers.

D.C. United said Thursday that Onstad will begin working with

the team at training camp to prepare to play in the regular


The 43-year-old Canadian was the oldest player in MLS when he

retired last season, having played eight seasons with San Jose and


United’s Steve Cronin broke his left wrist in camp last week,

and Bill Hamid is recovering from right shoulder surgery.

United also waived defender Julius James, who played 31 MLS

games with the club over 1 1/2 seasons.

In another move, United made a deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy

to receive allocation money in exchange for an international roster