Major League Soccer

MLS expansion team St Louis CITY SC sign Selmir Pidro as first ever player

Lizzy Becherano
Selmir Pidro signs for STL CITY as the team's first-ever player
Selmir Pidro signs for STL CITY as the team's first-ever player / Omar Vega/GettyImages

Major League Soccer expansion team St. Louis CITY SC have made their first ever signing, acquiring Bosnian national team left back Selmir Pidro through the 2025 season. 

Pidro will remain with his current club Bosnia's FK Sarajevo until formally arriving to St. Louis in July 2022. 

“Pidro is a very hard-working player that not only fits well with our style of play but is a young player with significant experience,” sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a release. 

“He’s been on our radar for a while now and we’re confident that he can have an immediate impact in the league. He has a high ceiling and we’re excited to help him grow as a player and as an individual.”

The player previously inspired FK Sarajevo to win four trophies and has made nearly 80 appearances across all competitions, including Europa League and Champions League qualifiers after debuting in August 2018.

“We are excited to have Pidro joining our club,” head coach Bradley Carnell said in a release. “I’m looking forward to working with him as we continue to build out our squad ahead of our first season in 2023.”

STL CITY remains over one year out from their debut season, and wull become MLS’ 29th team in 2023.