NYCFC sign 15-year-old homegrown F Zidane Yanez

League: MLS

Posted on: 22 Dec, 2023 at 07:38 PM

Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York City FC announced the signing of 15-year-old forward Zidane Yanez on Friday.

The Union, N.J., native is signed through 2028 with an option for 2029.

The NYCFC Academy product becomes the 13th homegrown signing in club history.

"NYCFC plays a system that suits my style and compliments my attributes, I truly feel that this was the best place to continue my development," Yanez said. "This sport is everything to me, I can't live without it, I look forward to playing in front of our home fans and help add more trophies to the cabinet."

Yanez joined the United States' Under-16 National Team camp earlier this year.

"He has excellent all-round attributes as a forward with good technical ability and movement, excellent tactical understanding of the role combined with a first-class work rate out of possession which is critical in the modern game," NYCFC sporting director David Lee said. "Most of all, though, he has consistently shown that he is a clinical goal scorer at every age group."

--Field Level Media