The Galaxy had a shot at defender Jay Needham, but when Frank Yallop passed him by, DC United eventually snapped him up. However, they couldn't come to terms with the young player, who didn't want a developmental contract, even the senior one that was offered him ($17,000).
Instead, he signed with the United Soccer League's Puerto Rico Islanders, for a reported 10,000 more than United offered.
However, DC United bounced back, signing goalkeeper Jay Nolly, who had been trialing abroad. Nolly is a good pickup for the squad and had been part of the Freddy Adu trade, but it really seemed like he was going to end up abroad for a while.