Handful of MLS clubs waive reserve players ahead of July

A handful of clubs ditched young players Wednesday, with the transfer market on the horizon.
Looking to clear cap and roster space ahead of the international transfer window, which opens July 15, several MLS clubs shipped out reserve players.

D.C. United waived Brazilian midfielder Junior Carreiro. The 19-year-old is the younger brother of United midfielder Fred, who is also set to leave the club and will join Melbourne Heart once the transfer window opens.

“We would like to thank Junior for his contributions to D.C. United and we wish him well in the future,” United general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement.

Former D.C. United player Jordan Graye didn't pan out at his most recent club either. The 24-year-old defender leaves the Houston Dynamo after one U.S. Open Cup start.

"There was simply no future for Jordan in our organization," said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. "We are currently deep in his position. Because of that, we'd rather give him the opportunity to succeed elsewhere."

Chicago Fire got in on the action too, waiving Davis Paul. The rookie midfielder also only saw one game with the first team.

“We want to thank Davis for his contributions to the Chicago Fire and wish him the best of luck in his next venture,” said Fire interim head coach Frank Klopas.

Lastly, Seattle Sounders FC sent left-sider Michael Tetteh to Orlando City SC on loan through July 10.

Additional reporting contributed by Brian Balboa.

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