- Associated Press - Thursday, February 17, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 season.

The 43-year-old Canadian was the oldest player in MLS when he retired last season, having played eight seasons with San Jose and Houston.

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 spot.