WEDNESDAY, 9:30 AM ET: D.C.'s USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United FC announced the signing of Sorga on Wednesday morning.
“We are looking forward to adding Erik to the roster ahead of the 2020 season,” Loudoun United technical director Stewart Mairs said in a statement. “He is a dynamic attacking talent with an extremely impressive goalscoring record at the club level in Estonia. He already has six caps with the Estonian National Team at just 20-years-old and has a high ceiling for development and improvement. We are excited to integrate him with the rest of the squad and see what he can do this season.”
The Washington Post reported that the club intends on bringing Sorga up to the first team as soon as possible, pending the ongoing collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
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Per Goff, DCU are in negotiations to bring in forward Erik Sorga, currently of FC Flora in the Meistriliiga — the top flight league in his native Estonia. The transfer fee for the 20-year-old attacker would reportedly run at about $500,000.
Sorga, 20, has put up gaudy goal-scoring numbers thus far in his career, netting 47 times in 61 appearances for Flora's U-21 side and boasting another 41 goals in 71 appearances with the first team. He also has made six appearances for his national team, scoring one goal. He went on a particularly prolific binge at the end of the 2019 season, scoring eight times in his last eight games while helping Flora to a Meistriliiga title.
Assuming the move comes to fruition, it remains to be seen how Sorga's skills will translate to MLS, but numbers like that at his age certainly makes him an intriguing prospect. Either way, DCU were in need of attacking reinforcements with the departure of Wayne Rooney leaving veteran Ola Kamara as the only true forward on the roster.
It's the continuation of what figures to be a busy offseason for DCU, which was already linked to Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric earlier this week.