D.C. United have added a new goalkeeper to their roster.
The team signed Luis Zamudio from their USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United FC through the 2024 season, with an option for 2025. During the 2022 campaign, he had seven shutouts and 103 saves across 27 starts in the second division.
”Luis has fully deserved this MLS contract after some excellent performances for Loudoun this year,” Stewart Mairs, Loudoun United’s general manager, said in a release. “He has made real progress and we’re proud of him for making this jump up to the D.C. United first team.
“Loudoun United continues to be a great proving ground for developing future MLS players and is further testament to the success of the Pathway to Pro program.”
This is the team’s first signing of the offseason, after concluding the 2022 campaign in last place of the Eastern Conference under new head coach Wayne Rooney. Though D.C. United have Bill Hamid and David Ochoa on the roster, it is likely the two will not return for the 2023 season.
Zamudio started his career in the youth academy at Liga MX’s Club America, before spending time on the second teams for FC Dallas and Inter Miami CF.
“Luis has trained regularly with our first team goalkeepers this season and has impressed the staff hugely with his ability, attitude and application,” Lucy Rushton, D.C. United’s general manager, said in a release.
“We are excited to see his continued development under Diego Restrepo [head of goalkeeping] and think he will be a great addition to our roster in the 2023 season.”