LAFC today announced that the Club has signed forward Danny Trejo to an MLS contract.
“Danny has developed in our system and we have enjoyed seeing his progress since we drafted him,” said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. “He has shown ability and character deserving of this MLS contract, and we look forward to his continued contributions as we enter a critical time in our season.”
In 2022, Trejo was previously signed to short-term loan agreements on June 18 and again on June 26 with the first team and came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute of LAFC’s 1-1 draw against Seattle, making his MLS and LAFC debut. Overall, Trejo has made two appearances and has played 31 minutes for the Black & Gold this season.
Trejo has featured in 22 matches (19 starts) for the Las Vegas Lights this season, LAFC’s USL affiliate, where he has scored 10 goals and has made four in 1,743 minutes played.
Trejo, 24, was selected with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft from Cal State Northridge. He participated in preseason training with the Black & Gold in 2021 and 2022 before signing a USL contract with LAFC affiliate Las Vegas.
Last season, Trejo started nine matches (16 appearances) and scored four goals with one assist.
Raised in Mendota, Calif. Trejo starred in college at Cal State University Northridge, where he scored 26 goals and 15 assists in 58 college career appearances from 2018-2019. Trejo was named the 2019 Big West Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region in 2019.
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs Danny Trejo to MLS Contract.