February 23, 2024
Duran Ferree. Photograph credit score: Courtesy, San Diego FC

San Diego FC has signed San Diego native and U.S. youth nationwide goalkeeper Duran Ferree to a four-year contract via 2027 with a membership choice for 2028.

Whereas MLS guidelines prohibit San Diego FC from signing different gamers till subsequent 12 months, the membership is permitted to signal native, San Diego based mostly, younger gamers like Ferree, of 4S Ranch.

Ferree, 17, joins San Diego FC after spending final season with the now-defunct San Diego Loyal SC, which performed its last recreation in October.

A standout participant at San Diego Surf Soccer Membership, Ferree signed knowledgeable contract with SD Loyal on the age of 15. After a fast ascent via the staff’s growth program, he made his skilled debut with the primary staff on the age of 16 on April 30, 2022.

Ferree can be a member of the U.S. Beneath-17 Youth Nationwide Staff with 5 appearances and two clear sheets throughout 2023 World Cup qualifying and competitors. He was in objective and made two essential saves for clincher towards Guatemala in qualifying play.

“I’m honored to signal with my new hometown membership,” Ferree mentioned. “To be a part of San Diego soccer historical past and play for my house metropolis is past my wildest desires. This can be a testomony to all of the arduous work I’ve put in to get right here and is the whole lot I’ve been working in the direction of.”

As San Diego FC gears up for its inaugural MLS season in 2025, the addition of Ferree underscores the membership’s dedication to establish and develop younger expertise, and construct a youthful, dynamic and profitable group that integrates its accomplice Proper to Dream’s (RTD) system of recruitment and play.

“We’re excited to have Duran [Ferree] be a part of San Diego FC as a domestically developed younger expertise,” mentioned Tom Penn, CEO, San Diego FC. “This signing spotlights our dedication to offering alternatives for native expertise to flourish proper right here in San Diego. Duran’s San Diego roots, pure expertise, and promise for the longer term make him a beneficial addition to our membership.”

San Diego FC expects to announce different participant signings in early 2024 prematurely of its debut season.