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LAFC Loans Vassell to Phoenix Rising; Jakovic and Zelaya to Las Vegas Lights

August 15, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) has loaned midfielder Peter-Lee Vassell to Phoenix Rising FC, and defender Dejan Jakovi? and forward Rodolfo Zelaya to Las Vegas Lights FC. Per the Right of Recall incorporated in the loan agreements, LAFC retains the right to recall all three players at any point during the MLS regular season, subject to MLS roster compliance guidelines.

In his first season in MLS, Vassell has seen action in six games (two starts) for the Black & Gold, tallying his first assist during the 3-1 win against the Houston Dynamo on July 12. Earlier this summer, Vassell represented Jamaica at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, appearing in two of the team's five contests.

Jakovi? joins Las Vegas Lights FC for the second time this year after starting all three games he appeared in for the USL Championship side in June. In his second campaign with LAFC, Jakovi? has played in three games (two starts), logging 181 minutes along the way.

Zelaya, who was initially signed to a two-year deal back in January, has one goal in four regular season matches (one start) for LAFC. He made his Club debut during the 3-0 win over Real Salt Lake in the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup.

TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) loans midfielder Peter-Lee Vassell to Phoenix Rising FC, and defender Dejan Jakovi? and forward Rodolfo Zelaya to Las Vegas Lights FC.


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