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LAFC sign homegrown player Nathan Ordaz

Lizzy Becherano
 Los Angeles FC head coach Steve Cherundolo welcomes homegrown player Nathan Ordaz.
Los Angeles FC head coach Steve Cherundolo welcomes homegrown player Nathan Ordaz. / Shaun Clark/GettyImages
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LAFC have added forward Nathan Ordaz to the roster as a homegrown player through the 2025 Major League Soccer season, with an option for 2026. 

He stands as the fourth homegrown signing in club history. 

“We are excited with the signing of Nathan Ordaz as our fourth-ever homegrown signing,” LAFC co-president and general manager John Thorrington said in a release. 

“Nathan is an incredibly gifted player and it has been impressive to see him develop through the LAFC academy. This signing is a testament to the hard work that has been going on for years from Nathan and all of our academy coaches and staff."

Ordaz kicked off with LAFC’s academy in 2018, featuring for the Under-14s before working himself through Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels. He debuted with the first-team during a pre-season game against Toronto FC in February and scored his first senior goals.  

"Nathan has technique, intelligence, personality and speed,” LAFC director of football operations Marco Antonio Garcés said. 

“He unites these characteristics that are difficult to produce and are sought after.”

Internationally, the youngster is wanted by the United States, El Salvador and Mexico. He most recently trained with El Salvador and featured for their Under-19 squad, but has featured for USMNT and Mexico Under-20 training camps. He is not yet cap-tied to any country.

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