Major League Soccer side D.C United have released Ghanaian defender Kofi Opare from the 2019 roster.
The Washington-based outfit announced their roster moves on Tuesday, a day after the deadline to notify the league body of their decisions for the off-season.
However, United did not did not exercise the option to renew the contract of Kofi Opare following the end of his contract.
The Mampong-born defender did not have the best of seasons with the Black and Reds lads in the just-ended term after featuring just 11 times.
The 28-year-old joined United during the 2014 campaign and went to make 65 appearances and scored 3 goals during his four-year stay with the club.
Opare's fall from grace comes as a surprise to many pundits in the US after being voted the club's best defender last season.
The 23-year-old guardsman has started four months chemotherapy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital after suffering Stage Two Hodgkin’s lymphoma last month.
Despite his plight, the Washington-based outfit have included him in their roster for next season's Major League Soccer.
United’s active roster stands as follows:
Goalkeepers (2): Bill Hamid, David Ousted
Defenders (5): Steven Birnbaum, Frédéric Brillant, Joseph Mora, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Jalen Robinson
Midfielders (7): Luciano Acosta, Paul Arriola, Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Júnior Moreno, Ulises Segura, Zoltán Stieber
Forwards (1): Wayne Rooney