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D.C. United goalkeeper David Ousted out for minimum six weeks

Goalkeeper David Ousted to miss a minimum six weeks after surgery to his left elbow. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

WASHINGTON–D.C. United goalkeeper David Ousted will miss a minimum six weeks after surgery on his left elbow, a team official told Pro Soccer USA.

Ousted was United’s starter for the majority of the 2018 season before the re-acquisition of homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who is on loan from FC Midtjylland. United acquired Ousted in the offseason after Vancouver Whitecaps declined his contract. He played 90 minutes in 17 of United’s matches this season. During that time, he recorded 48 saves and allowed 32 goals. 

Well through my surgery today. On the first steps to recovery. Coming back even stronger #recovery #strongerthanever

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United recently waived backup goalkeeper Steve Clark’s contract, leaving the team with Ousted, Hamid and USL Richmond Kickers’ keeper Travis Worra. The Portland Timbers claimed Clarks’ waived contract on Aug. 17. 

Worra has been an option for United behind Hamid and others since 2015. He will likely be the No. 2 while Ousted is recovering. In his four on-again-off-again seasons with United, Worra recorded 18 starts, 4 shutouts, 46 saves and 32 goals allowed.

Hamid is still United’s No. 1 going into Sunday’s rivalry match against the New York Red Bulls at 7:30pm in Red Bull Arena. 

Ousted’s last play was during the win against Orlando City SC. Coach Ben Olsen instructed Ousted to come out of the goal and go up for the corner kick inside the penalty box. What happened next quickly became D.C. United history.

 

 

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