United acquires Alain Rochat from Whitecaps



WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. United acquired defender-midfielder Alain Rochat from the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2016.

Rochat was in his third season with the Whitecaps. He has played in 12 MLS games this season, including 11 starts.

The 30-year-old Rochat was born in Canada but grew up in Switzerland and has played for the Swiss national team.