D.C. United signs F Addlery

Apr 25, 2007 - 12:10 AM WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- D.C. United on Tuesday signed forward Nicholas Addlery at undisclosed terms.

Addlery had previously played for the United Soccer League's Virginia Beach Mariners, who folded on March 30 due to a lack of ownership.

A native of Jamaica, Addlery joined D.C. United on a trial basis earlier this month and scored two goals in the team's reserve scrimmage against Harrisonburg on April 11.

United apparently thought enough of the performance to give Addlery the final spot on its 28-man roster.

"Nicholas has impressed us during the last few weeks of training, and he has earned the opportunity to be on out roster," United technical director Dave Kasper said. "He is a strong target striker who puts away chances in front of the goal."

Addlery already has a green card and therefore will not count as United's senior international player. The 6-1 striker has played internationally in the Vietnamese First Division and in the Trinidad and Tobago First Division.

United is 0-2-0 this season and visits Columbus on Saturday in its next contest.

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