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LAFC sign Colombian forward Tomás Ángel

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LAFC have signed Colombian youth international striker Tomás Ángel through the 2026 MLS season with an option for 2027, the club announced Wednesday.

The 20-year-old arrives on a free transfer after last playing for Atlético Nacional. He tallied 8g/2a in 52 matches across all competitions for the Colombian top-flight side.

"Tommy is a gifted and versatile attacker whom we have been monitoring for quite some time during his time with Atlético Nacional and with the Colombian national teams," LAFC co-president & general manager John Thorrington said in a release.

"Tommy knows LAFC well, and we are grateful he also believes LAFC is a fantastic next step for his promising career."

Ángel was a key player for Colombia at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring five goals in 14 overall U-20 appearances. He is the son of legendary New York Red Bulls striker Juan Pablo Ángel.

At LAFC, Ángel joins homegrown standout Nathan Ordaz on the No. 9 depth chart. Dénis Bouanga and Cristian Olivera are other key forwards, while club legend Carlos Vela could return.

Building towards 2024, the Black & Gold are preparing for a regular-season opener on Feb. 24 vs. Seattle Sounders FC (4:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass, FOX).