HOW ACQUIRED: Signed to a multi-year contract as a Homegrown Player on December 9, 2019.
Creative and crafty in possession, Loera buzzes around the attacking third looking to make things happen. Where he fits on the field from a positional standpoint, if he can impact the game offensively and how he’ll adjust to facing improved defenders.
INTERNATIONAL: In 2016, Loera was called up to the United States U-19 Men’s National Team.
COLLEGE: Loera returns to Orlando following three seasons at North Carolina State University, where he thrived as one of the best attacking midfielders in collegiate play. As a junior, Loera scored five goals for the Wolfpack while adding three assists and was named to the All-ACC Second Team, earning All-ACC honors for the third-consecutive year. Prior to this season, he was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and currently sits No. 13 on Top Drawer Soccer’s Men’s National Top-100 list, while sitting as the top player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In his three seasons at NC State, Loera started in all 57 of his appearances for the Wolfpack, scoring nine goals, while adding 15 assists. As a freshman he was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI Second Team, College Soccer News All-Freshman Third Team and ACC All-Freshman Team, while earning First Team All-ACC, TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Third Team, and United Soccer Coaches All-South Region First Team honors following his sophomore campaign.