San Diego FC Signs San Diego Native & U.S. Youth National Goalkeeper Duran Ferree

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San Diego FC announced today the signing of San Diego native and U.S. youth national goalkeeper Duran Ferree to a four-year contract through 2027 with a Club option for 2028. While MLS rules prohibit San Diego FC from signing other players until 2024, the Club is permitted to sign local, San Diego based, young players like Ferree. With the signing, Ferree will stay in Southern California, where he grew up and began his blossoming professional career and look to make an impact both on and off the field.

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Ferree, 17-years-old, joins San Diego FC after spending last season with USL Championship club San Diego Loyal SC. A standout player at San Diego Surf Soccer Club, the Southern California native (4S Ranch) signed a professional contract with Loyal at the age of 15 where he had a rapid ascension through the team’s development program and made his professional debut with the first team at the age of 16 on April 30, 2022. Ferree is also a member of the U.S. Under-17 Youth National Team having made five appearances and posting two clean sheets during 2023 World Cup qualifying and competition. Notably, Ferree was in goal and made two crucial saves for the USA’s World Cup-clinching win against Guatemala in qualifying play.

“I’m honored to sign with my new hometown club,” said Ferree. “To be part of San Diego soccer history and play for my home city is beyond my wildest dreams. This is a testament to all the hard work I’ve put in to get here and is everything I’ve been working towards. I am eager to contribute to the growth and success of the Club, and I am excited about the journey ahead with my future teammates and the incredible fans in San Diego.”

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As San Diego FC gears up for its inaugural MLS season in 2025, the addition of Ferree underscores the Club’s commitment to identify and develop young talent, and build a youthful, dynamic and winning organization that integrates its partner Right to Dream’s (RTD) system of recruitment and play. San Diego FC’s affiliation with RTD, the global soccer community of world-class academies, clubs and partners, offers an innovative approach to identifying and nurturing talent. RTD has developed numerous world-class players who have gone on to play at the highest level for club and country in MLS, the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup.

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“We are excited to have Duran [Ferree] join San Diego FC as a locally developed young talent,” said Tom Penn, CEO, San Diego FC. “This signing spotlights our commitment to providing opportunities for local talent to flourish right here in San Diego. Duran’s San Diego roots, natural talent, and promise for the future make him a valuable addition to our Club.”

San Diego FC expects to announce other player signings in early 2024 in advance of its debut season in 2025.

TRANSACTION: San Diego FC signs Duran Ferree to a four-year contract running through the 2027 Major League Soccer (MLS) season with a Club option for 2028.

Name: Duran Ferree

Pronunciation: dur-ann fur-ee

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 165 lbs

Born: 09/28/2006

Age: 17

Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Nationality: USA