Orlando City sign 17-year-old D Tahir Reid-Brown
Posted on: 23 Jan, 2024 at 06:32 PM
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Orlando City SC signed 17-year-old homegrown defender Tahir Reid-Brown to a first-team contract.
The deal announced Tuesday runs through the 2027 season and includes a club option for 2028.
Reid-Brown, who joined the Orlando City Academy in 2020, is the 15th homegrown player in franchise history.
He played in 10 games (one start) and helped Orlando City B to its first MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs appearance. The Orlando native played in six games in the Lions' 2022 MLS NEXT pro season.
"Tahir is a player that has been in our Academy system for a while now and someone that we've seen really grow through our development pathway," general manager Luiz Muzzi said. "He has great potential for growth as a player and we're excited to see how he takes his opportunity with the First Team."
Reid-Brown was named to the 2023 MLS NEXT All-Star Game and was called up to the U.S. Under-17 Men's Youth National Team at the 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup, where he made three appearances.
--Field Level Media