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Breaking News: Boswell Traded

[UPDATE: The deal is now official. United receives a conditional second-round pick in 2009.]

D.C. United has traded defender Bobby Boswell to the Houston Dynamo for goalkeeper Zach Wells and a future draft pick, sources said today. An announcement is expected once both players have been notified by the teams.

Boswell, the 2006 defender of the year, was nearly dealt to Dallas yesterday as part of a three-team trade that would have brought Los Angeles goalkeeper Joe Cannon to Washington. However, that deal fell through and United completed the trade with Houston this morning.

United's pursuit of a goalkeeper stems from the imminent sale of Troy Perkins to Norwegian club Valerenga.

Boswell was a fan favorite in Washington, but inconsistent play reduced him to platoon status late last season. Wells, 26, has served as the back-up to veteran Pat Onstad in Houston, but is considered an emerging talent in MLS. He made four regular season appearances last season (three starts) and had a 0.32 goals against average with two shutouts.

By Steve Goff  |  December 12, 2007; 1:16 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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