D.C. United sign Finnish M Matti Peltola

League: MLS

Posted on: 02 Feb, 2024 at 05:45 PM

Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

D.C. United announced the signing Friday of midfielder Matti Peltola.

The 21-year-old Finland international will occupy a young designated player spot.

Peltola is signed through the 2027 season with an option for 2028.

"Matti is a bright young talent who had significant interest around Europe," Ally Mackay, D.C. United's general manager and chief soccer officer, said in a release.

"... He has an exceptional passing range and vision in the midfield combined with a defensive intuition on the other side of the ball. He's mature beyond his years on the field and will be a great addition to bolster our roster going into 2024. We're looking forward to integrating him with the team and welcoming him to the District."

Peltola was a free agent after posting three goals and four assists in 96 games for HJK Helsinki in the Finnish top flight from 2021-23.

--Field Level Media