Per Kyle Bonagura of ESPN, Actual Salt Lake made historical past final month once they signed 14-year-old Axel Kei to a homegrown contract and, within the course of, made him the youngest signing in Main League Soccer historical past at the moment.
Kei didn’t maintain the file for lengthy.
In line with the official MLS web site, New York Metropolis FC have signed Maximo Carrizo, who turned 14 years outdated on Monday, as a homegrown participant and the brand new youngest signing in league historical past. As Bonagura wrote, Kei was 14 years and 15 days outdated when he put pen to paper on his cope with Actual Salt Lake.
“We’re extraordinarily pleased to signal Maximo to his first skilled contract, as this can be a historic second for each the membership and MLS,” NYCFC sporting director David Lee mentioned for a ready assertion. “He’s a particular and intensely proficient participant and it’s been thrilling to observe him develop over latest years in our academy.
“Maximo is now on the very begin of his journey as knowledgeable and the following phases of his improvement over the approaching years will probably be guaranteeing he maximizes his potential by means of working with our coaches and all of the assist employees within the academy, NYCFC II and the primary crew.”
The Manhattan teenager with Argentinian heritage might characteristic for NYCFC II of the MLS NEXT Professional League that starts play subsequent month. He initially joined NYCFC’s academy in 2018.
“I already really feel a part of this membership and I actually imagine that NYCFC is the right place for me to proceed my improvement and develop on and off the pitch,” Carrizo added. “It’s inspiring to see how NYCFC produces expertise and the way homegrown gamers get the chance to play within the first crew. I do know it will take a while, however I’m keen to be affected person and study from the superb group of gamers and coaches that we now have at this membership.”
NYCFC opened the 2022 MLS season with a 1-0 loss to LA Galaxy on Sunday.