D.C United’s ripcord pull on Durkin’s contract is a quality bit of business for the capital club. For one, United hadn’t signed a Homegrown from the academy that pushed out Andy Najar and Bill Hamid since January 2014. But there’s also the fact that Durkin is a tidy player who’s value added to a franchise that tends to give opportunities to players of his ilk.
And what kind of players are those, you ask? Step right up.