Ex-Leicester defender Sean St Ledger joins D.C. United on trial

Former Leicester centre-back Sean St Ledger is hoping to revive his career in MLS with D.C. United.

Republic of Ireland international Sean St Ledger has joined D.C. United on trial, the MLS club have confirmed.

St Ledger, 30, played just twice for then-Championship side Leicester City last season due to injuries, before being released at the end of the season after the Foxes sealed promotion to the top-flight.

After struggling to find a club going into the new campaign, the 37-times capped centre-back joined Ipswich Town on a short-term deal in November, but failed to make an appearance during his one month at Portman Road.

Hoping to revive his career in the US, the former Preston North End defender has spoken of his desire to explore MLS opportunities in the past, and will now have the rest of preseason to convince the United coaching staff of his worth.

The club currently have their first-choice centre-back pairing in place with captain Bobby Boswell and the emerging Steve Birnbaum, but his experience could certainly see him earn a place on the roster, provided his wage demands are not too steep.

In addition, after a 2014 campaign which saw Ben Olsen's side top the Eastern Conference, there is the chance to be part of a squad with a genuine shot at an MLS Cup title.

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