D.C. United announced Tuesday afternoon that the club had signed defender Dejan Jakovic to a new deal, which would extend the Canadian international's time at the club. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jakovic played 1,861 minutes over 23 games for United in 2012, his fourth season with the club after being acquired from Red Star Belgrade prior to the 2009 season. The Canadian international scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26.
"Dejan has become one of the top central defenders in Major League Soccer and finished his best season at D.C. United," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper in a statement released by the club. "We are thrilled to have secured his future at our club. It is an important objective of ours to keep our back line intact moving into 2013, and this signing is a big step in that direction."
Jakovic tweeted his own excitement Tuesday afternoon.