HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 17, 2020.
Paredes is a silky young attacker that is most comfortable on the right wing, so he can cut in on his left foot. He will look to gain professional experience in 2020.
INTERNATIONAL: Paredes has represented the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team on three occasions; scoring a goal and recording an a assist. The 16-year-old made his debut in a friendly against the Netherlands U-17 squad on November 14, 2019. During the match, Paredes scored his first goal for the national team as he helped his squad to a 3-3 draw. In the 3-2 victory over Turkey’s U-17 team on November 18, 2019, the midfielder recorded an assist for the United States second goal of the match.
OUTSIDE MLS: Paredes, a South Riding, Va., native, started his youth career with Loudoun Soccer before joining D.C. United’s academy in 2016. Paredes made three appearances (one start) during the 2019/20 season for D.C. United’s USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United. The midfielder recorded one assist and maintained a passing accuracy of 79%.