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United acquires Alain Rochat from Whitecaps

Thursday - 6/6/2013, 7:21pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United acquired defender-midfielder Alain Rochat from the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2016.

Rochat was in his third season with the Whitecaps. He has played in 12 MLS games this season, including 11 starts.

The 30-year-old Rochat was born in Canada but grew up in Switzerland and has played for the Swiss national team.

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