D.C. United injured midfielder and designated player Paul Arriola agreed to a multi-year contract extension that will run through at least the 2023 season, the team announced Monday.

Financial terms were not disclosed on the contract, which also includes an option for the 2024 campaign.



Arriola has been sidelined since sustaining a torn ACL in a preseason match on Feb. 15. The club reportedly had been working on a contract extension for the 25-year-old prior to the injury.

"Paul has been an immense attacking player and fan favorite since he arrived at our club and we are thrilled to secure his long-term future," D.C. United general manager and vice president of soccer operations Dave Kasper said in a statement. "We know Paul will be back stronger than ever and we look forward to his return at Audi Field."

Since joining D.C. United in 2017 from Liga MX's Club Tijuana, Arriola has 14 goals and 12 assists in 68 games (64 starts). That includes six goals and two assists in 29 games (28 starts) in 2019.

Arriola also has five goals and four assists in 33 career appearances for the U.S. Men's National Team.

--Field Level Media

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