D.C. United defender Taylor Kemp announced his retirement on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old missed the entire 2018 season due to hip and hernia surgeries. Kemp started 95 matches (in 101 appearances) since joining D.C. United in 2013.

"Just want to take a quick second to let everyone know that I am retiring from soccer," Kemp wrote on his Twitter account. "I loved my time playing but know that it is time to move on.

"I'm sad to leave the game that has been part of my life for so long but am far more excited for what is to come."

Kemp had three regular-season goals and 14 assists during his time with D.C. United. He also scored a goal during the 2016 postseason.

"We want to thank Taylor for his years of commitment to the club and for being a model professional throughout the course of his career," D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement.

"We wish Taylor the best of luck in the next chapter of his life."

--Field Level Media

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