DC United signs captain Steven Birnbaum to 3-year extension

D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum moves the ball against Orlando City during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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LOUDOUN, Va. (AP) -- D.C. United signed captain Steven Birnbaum to a three-year contract extension Friday through 2023.

The 29-year-old defender has eight goals and three assists in 164 regular-season games, all with Washington. He has started every game the last two years, logging more minutes (6,092) than any other player in MLS.