Orlando City sign USMNT prospect Favian Loyola to homegrown contract

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Loyola is a highly-regarded talent.
Loyola is a highly-regarded talent. / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Orlando City SC have signed teenage midfielder Favian Loyola to a homegrown contract, the club announced Friday.

Loyola becomes the 13th homegrown player in Orlando City history on a deal running through the 2025 MLS season with club options on 2026 and 2027.

“Favian is an exciting young talent that we’re happy to have been able to help grow throughout the course of the last few years,” Orlando City executive vice president of soccer operations and general manager Luiz Muzzi said in a club press release.

“His development and impact in the last year with Orlando City B amplified his continued improvement at every step since joining our Academy, and we look forward to seeing his continued growth with our First Team.”

Loyola started the 2022 campaign in the Orlando City academy but penned an MLS NEXT Pro contract with Orlando City B back in August.

The 17-year-old went on to make 11 MLS NEXT Pro appearances, scoring six goals and earning the MVP award in the MLS NEXT Pro All-Star match.

At international level, Loyola is capped five times for the United States at U-19 level, while he's also eligible to appear for Chile.

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