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Rowdies Acquire U.S. Youth International Nathan Worth from FC Tulsa

May 10, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Nathan Worth
Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder Nathan Worth
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced today that the club has acquired U.S. youth international midfielder Nathan Worth via transfer from FC Tulsa. Per club policy, terms of the transfer between the two sides were not disclosed.

"We're really happy to have Nate with us," said Rowdies Head Coach Robbie Neilson. "We think we can give him a good platform to develop, play meaningful minutes, and hopefully move forward in his career. We're trying to bring more young American talent into the team and trying to develop them. We've got a fantastic training facility here. We want to maximize it by helping to develop young players and hopefully get them into the team."

Worth, who turned 17 in February, signed a multi-year contract with Tulsa ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. He earned 9 starts in 17 total appearances for Tulsa during his first season with the club. The youngster also netted his first professional goal in Tulsa's regular-season finale against Hartford. This season, Worth has appeared in four matches for Tulsa.

"I was really excited when I heard Tampa Bay was interested," said Worth. "I've played here before on the other side of things, so I know it's a great atmosphere at the games and a great area to live. From just arriving this week, I can already tell the club has a great environment within the locker room. I'm really excited to be here and now I'm just eager to get to work. Coach Robbie told me I've got to work hard and earn my spot on the team. I'm ready to do that."

A native of New Jersey, Worth developed through the academy system of New York Red Bulls. At 15, he made his professional debut with New York Red Bulls II in the USL Championship. Internationally, Worth has made a handful of appearances for the U.S. U-15 and U-16 squads. He scored his first international goal while captaining the U-15s in a match against Portugal in May of 2022.

Worth will be available for selection starting this Saturday when the Rowdies host Birmingham Legion FC at 7:30 p.m. ET at Al Lang Stadium.

Name: Nathan Worth

Pronunciation: WURTH

Position: Midfielder

Height: 5-8

Weight: 140

Jersey Number: 18

Date of Birth: February 26, 2007 (17)

Hometown: Chester, New Jersey

Nationality: American

X Profile: @NateWorth8

Instagram Profile: @n8worth

Previous Club: FC Tulsa

Transaction: Rowdies Acquire midfielder Nathan Worth from FC Tulsa

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