G Duran Ferree is first-ever signing for San Diego FC

League: MLS

Posted on: 13 Dec, 2023 at 07:13 PM

Credit: Ray Acevedo-USA TODAY Sports

Goalkeeper Duran Ferree on Wednesday became the first-ever signing for 2025 MLS expansion club San Diego FC.

The 17-year-old San Diego native signed a contract through 2027 that includes an option for 2028.

"I'm honored to sign with my new hometown club," Ferree said in a news release. "To be part of San Diego soccer history and play for my home city is beyond my wildest dreams. This is a testament to all the hard work I've put in to get here and is everything I've been working towards.

"I am eager to contribute to the growth and success of the club, and I am excited about the journey ahead with my future teammates and the incredible fans in San Diego."

Ferree competed for USL Championship club San Diego Loyal FC during the past two seasons.

"We are excited to have Duran join San Diego FC as a locally developed young talent," San Diego FC CEO Tom Penn said. "This signing spotlights our commitment to providing opportunities for local talent to flourish right here in San Diego. Duran's San Diego roots, natural talent, and promise for the future make him a valuable addition to our club."

Internationally, Ferree featured for the United States at the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

San Diego FC have not yet named a head coach or sporting director. The club will play its home games at Snapdragon Stadium.

--Field Level Media