LAFC sign Haitian teenager Steeve Saint-Duc, waive Rodrigo Pacheco


Los Angeles Football Club announced on Tuesday the signing of 18-year-old attacker Steeve Saint-Duc. The Haitian youth international will be added to LAFC’s roster when the secondary transfer window opens on July 10.

“At just 18 years old, Steeve has the best years of his career ahead of him,” said LAFC EVP of soccer operations and GM John Thorrington in a club release. “We look forward to helping Steeve with his development and continued growth as a professional.”

Reported to be on trial at LAFC as far back as last fall, Saint-Duc earned Most Valuable Player and Golden Boot honors at the Caribbean Football Union’s 2016 U-17 Championship. He also captained the Haitian U-17 side at last year’s CONCACAF U-17 Championship.

LAFC also announced that forward Rodrigo Pacheco has been waived. Pacheco, who arrived on a one-year loan from Argentinean club Lanus on September 6, 2017, made his lone LAFC appearance in a 5-0 loss to Atlanta United on April 7.

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