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LAFC Signs Goalkeeper Tomas Romero

February 1, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Los Angeles FC News Release


The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) today announced the signing of 20-year-old goalkeeper Tomas Romero.

On January 21, LAFC acquired Romero's MLS Homegrown rights from Philadelphia Union in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).

"Tomas is an exciting prospect with experience at the youth, collegiate and international levels," said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington. "He will be a strong addition to our goalkeeping group, and we look forward to seeing him develop further here at LAFC."

Earlier today, Romero was called up by El Salvador for their U-23 training camp set to take place from February 1-10 in San Salvador. Romero has also earned call-ups at the 2017 Bolivarian Games and Concacaf U-17 Championship.

From 2017-19, Romero appeared in 17 games (16 starts) for Bethlehem Steel of the USL Championship. The 6-foot-1 goalkeeper also saw action in 36 matches for the Union Academy's U-15/16, U-17/18 and U-18/19 teams.

In his first and only season at Georgetown University, Romero led the Hoyas to the 2019 Division I National Championship, posting a 9-0-3 record and registering seven shutouts and 30 saves as a freshman.

TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs 20-year-old goalkeeper Tomas Romero.

VITALS:

Full Name: Tomas Romero

Position: Goalkeeper

Born: 12/19/2000

Height: 6-1

Weight: 175 lbs.

Birthplace: Cherry Hill, NJ

Last Club: Philadelphia Union II

Citizenship: USA, El Salvador


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