Mattocks to Leave DC United


Jamaican international, Darren Mattocks, who led D.C. United in scoring before losing his starting job to Wayne Rooney midway through the season, will not return to the MLS club next year.

General Manager Dave Kasper, says United does not plan to extend an offer to Mattocks, whose contract expires next month.

Mattocks scored 10 goals, tied for second on the team, but was relegated to reserve duty after Rooney’s high-impact signing in the summer. He never fully took to the backup role and seemed set on pursuing other opportunities this winter.

Mattocks is eligible for MLS’s re-entry draft next month.


Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.