TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
Orlando City SC have acquired goalkeeper Brandon Austin on loan from Premier League club Tottenham, the club announced Friday. The loan is set for six months while Orlando have the option to extend the loan for another six months.
Austin, 22, is a product of Tottenham's youth system and he has featured for the club at all major youth levels. He spent 2019-20 on loan in Denmark with Viborg FF, where he made 14 appearances.
“The addition of Brandon to our roster is an exciting step in solidifying our 2021 roster and we’re expecting that his background from Tottenham’s academy and youth system will not only add a different perspective, but also create further competition amongst our strong goalkeeping core,” Orlando City EVP of Soccer Ops Luiz Muzzi said in a club statement. “Having shown himself to be a promising young goalkeeper and leader in England, we are excited to see how his development continues with us this season.”
The goalkeeper is an English-American dual national, meaning he won't occupy an international slot on Orlando's roster. He has appeared for both United States and England youth national teams.
Austin joins a goalkeeping depth chart headlined by Peru international Pedro Gallese, who joined Orlando ahead of the 2020 season and was an immediate success. With the excess of international matches to played in 2021, Orlando can expect Gallese to miss some games while with Peru.