Over the weekend loyal reader Mike Standish shared a conversation he had with Lamar Neagle's father-in-law. That conversation indicated the Seattle Sounders forward/midfielder is heading to D.C. United via trade.
Just ran into a man who said the Sounders traded his son-in-law, Lamar Neagle, to DC United last week. #ebfg— Mike Standish (@MikeStandish) November 28, 2015
That rumor is now confirmed from the other coast.
Earlier today, word was out that United sent Chris Pontius to the Philadelphia Union for Allocation Money. Combined, the two moves save D.C cap space while having very similar direct wingers. Lamar signed a three-year deal in March.
On Seattle's end it means that they lose Neagle for the third time. Neagle left after the 2009 season to the Charleston Battery and won the USL MVP. He re-signed with the Sounders the following season. After 2011's six-goal performance, he was part of the deal that acquired Eddie Johnson from the Montreal Impact. The Sounders re-acquired Neagle ahead of the 2013 season and he logged 17 goals and 13 assists over the next two seasons. This time Neagle moves after a seven-goal season across all competitions, but just four of those came in 31 league appearances.
Update: Goff at the Washington Post is reporting that Seattle will get Allocation Money for Neagle.
Meantime, United is on the verge of acquiring forward Lamar Neagle from the Seattle Sounders for financial considerations, known in MLS as allocation money, which can be used to help off-set the impact of a contract on the salary cap.