LAFC Signs 18-Year-Old Midfielder Bryce Duke
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced today that the Club has signed 18-year-old midfielder Bryce Duke to a Homegrown Player contract after the Club acquired his Homegrown rights from Real Salt Lake in exchange for $50,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money (GAM).
"We have monitored Bryce's progress closely and we believe that he has what it takes to succeed at the next level," said LAFC EVP & General Manager John Thorrington. "We are delighted that he has chosen to start his professional career with LAFC as he continues to develop as a person and player."
Duke spent the 2019 campaign with the Barca Residency Academy U-18/19 in Arizona, tallying five goals in 13 games (12 starts). A product of the Real Salt Lake Academy, Duke first joined RSL's youth system in 2016. In three years with the team, Duke notched 16 goals in 59 matches played.
On January 30, 2019, Duke earned his first youth international call-up, participating in the U.S. U-18 training camp ahead of the U-20 FIFA World Cup last summer.
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs 18-year-old midfielder Bryce Duke to a Homegrown Player contract. LAFC initially acquired Duke's Homegrown rights from Real Salt Lake in exchange for $50,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money (GAM).
Full Name: Bryce Duke
Weight: 145 lbs.
Birthplace: Casa Grande, AZ
Last Club: Barca Residency Academy (USSDA)
Citizenship: United States
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