- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

D.C. United traded defender Brandon McDonald to Real Salt Lake on Tuesday.

United receive a natural third-round pick in the 2014 MLS draft and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft from Salt Lake.

McDonald, 27, spent just over two years with D.C. United. He appeared in 63 games, starting 62 of those, and totaled three goals and five assists in that span.

“We want to thank Brandon for all of his contributions on and off the field during the past three seasons, and we wish him the best of luck with his new club,” United general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement.