Leesburg, Virginia – Loudoun United FC announced on Saturday that the club has signed forward Zach Ryan ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. This transaction is pending league and federation approval.
Ryan will join Loudon after spending the 2022 season with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. Signed as his homegrown player, Ryan made his MLS debut on 5 March 2022 against Toronto FC. He scored his first career Open Cup goal.
“We are thrilled to welcome Zach. [Ryan] He has moved to Loudoun United and we believe he will be an important player for us in 2023,” said Loudoun United head coach Ryan Martin. “He’s a very talented attacker, cool in front of goal and around the box. He runs dangerously behind the back line and creates many chances from pressing.”
The 24-year-old also made 12 appearances in the USL Championship for the New York Red Bull II on loan. Ryan made his USL Championship debut against Loudon his United FC and during the season he made one goal and his seven chances.
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Ryan spent four years as a Letterman at Stanford University. He appeared in his 73 games (67 starts) with the Cardinals, scoring 31 goals and 13 assists, helping the team win his Pac-12 title in 2018 and his 2020. contributed. .