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Austin FC Signs Farkarlun, Gomez to Short-Term Agreements

March 8, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Austin FC News Release

Austin, TEXAS - Austin FC announced today that the Club has signed winger Jimmy Farkarlun and defender Antonio Gomez on Short-Term Agreements from its MLS NEXT Pro affiliate Austin FC II. Farkarlun and Gomez will be available for selection for Austin's MLS match against St. Louis City SC on Saturday, March 9 at Q2 Stadium.

Austin FC selected Farkarlun from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with the 31st overall pick of the 2024 MLS SuperDraft, and Gomez initially joined as a trialist from California Baptist University. Both players spent the 2024 preseason with the Austin FC first team and signed with ATXFC II on February 20.

Per the 2024 MLS Roster Rules and Regulations, a club may sign a player age 25 or younger from its MLS NEXT Pro affiliate to a maximum of four (4) Short-Term Agreements (up to four-day contracts) each season (a maximum of 16 total days). An individual player may be included on up to four (4) MLS league season match rosters each season - however, that player may appear in no more than two (2) MLS league season matches. An individual player may appear in any number of non-league games during the terms of his four (4) Short-Term Agreements.

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