Major League Soccer

D.C. United signs homegrown midfielder Jackson Hopkins

Lizzy Becherano
DC United sign Jackson Hopkins as newest homegrown player.
DC United sign Jackson Hopkins as newest homegrown player. / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

D.C. United have added midfielder Jackson Hopkins to their roster. 

He joins as a homegrown player, signing through the end of the 2025 Major League Soccer season with options for 2026 and 2027. He stands as the team’s 18th homegrown signing, and the eight on the current roster alongside Bill Hamid, Donovan Pines and Moses Nyeman.  

“Jackson has been training with the first team for the last six months and has shown maturity beyond his age both on and off the field,” D.C. United general manager Lucy Rushton said in a release.

“He possesses a unique set of skills on the field with size and physicality combined with great feet and awareness on the ball. We are excited to sign Jackson to a homegrown deal so we can continue to develop his game with eyes on him making an impact on the first team.”

The midfielder first joined the D.C. United academy in 2018 at the age of 14 before making his professional debut with Loudoun United FC in July 2021. He recorded two goals and one assist across 19 appearances over two seasons with the USL side. 

“We’ve been impressed with Jackson since he made his debut with Loudoun United last year. We could tell from the start that Jackson has a unique skill set for someone at 17 years old,” Loudoun United general manager Stewart Mairs said in a release. 

“He has a strong physique, but he also has intuition with the ball at his feet. We are proud of Jackson for making the deserved jump up to the D.C. United first team and he’s another success story from Loudoun United in our Pathway to Pro program.”

Hopkins' signing could work to boost D.C. United as they struggle in 10th place on the Eastern Conference table with only two wins so far this season.