D.C. United defender Chris Pontius is the latest player to sign on with the Washington Wizards to provide depth on the backline.
The Wizards signed Pontius to a two-year contract with an option for a third season.
His new deal will make him eligible for free agency next summer.
The 26-year-old Pontius has appeared in 27 regular season matches for the Wizards, earning MLS All-Star honors this year.
In seven appearances, he’s scored five goals.
In the last season, he started just six matches in all competitions and registered just four shots on goal.
Pontius has played his entire professional career at age 25, but he’s never been a first-round draft pick.
He’s currently a member of the New York Cosmos, but it’s unclear if he’ll be returning to the NWSL.
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