LAFC today announced the signing of 20-year-old goalkeeper Tomas Romero.
On January 21, LAFC acquired Romero’s MLS Homegrown rights from Philadelphia Union in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).
“Tomas is an exciting prospect with experience at the youth, collegiate and international levels,” said LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington. “He will be a strong addition to our goalkeeping group, and we look forward to seeing him develop further here at LAFC.”
Earlier today, Romero was called up by El Salvador for their U-23 training camp set to take place from February 1-10 in San Salvador. Romero has also earned call-ups at the 2017 Bolivarian Games and Concacaf U-17 Championship.
From 2017-19, Romero appeared in 17 games (16 starts) for Bethlehem Steel of the USL Championship. The 6-foot-1 goalkeeper also saw action in 36 matches for the Union Academy’s U-15/16, U-17/18 and U-18/19 teams.
In his first and only season at Georgetown University, Romero led the Hoyas to the 2019 Division I National Championship, posting a 9-0-3 record and registering seven shutouts and 30 saves as a freshman.
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs 20-year-old goalkeeper Tomas Romero.
Full Name: Tomas Romero
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthplace: Cherry Hill, NJ
Last Club: Philadelphia Union II
Citizenship: USA, El Salvador