LAFC announced today that the Club has signed midfielder Daniel Crisostomo and goalkeeper Abraham Romero to one-year deals for 2023, with Club options for 2024 and 2025.
Crisostomo, 26, made 49 appearances (49 starts) for the Club’s former USL affiliate, the Las Vegas Lights from 2021-2022, scoring three goals, registering seven assists and playing 4,357 minutes.
Crisostomo first joined LAFC on a one-year deal on Aug. 4, 2021 and made 10 appearances (five starts) in his first season. The California native made his MLS debut replacing Latif Blessing in the 81st min. vs. Atlanta United at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Aug. 15, 2021. In 2022, he appeared in two matches for LAFC on two short-term loans from Las Vegas.
Prior to signing with the Lights, Crisostomo made 50 appearances (24 starts) and notched one goal for Orange County SC during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. During his collegiate career Crisostomo starred at UC Irvine, starting in 54 of his 74 appearances between 2015-2018, earning multiple recognitions including 2018 including Big West Midfielder of the Year and being named to the 2018 All-Big West First Team.
Romero, 24, is a Pasadena, CA native who spent the last four seasons in the USL where he made over 49 appearances with Las Vegas and LA Galaxy II. Romero began his USL Championship career with LA Galaxy II in 2019 and 2020, where he made 19 overall appearances.
In 2022, Romero made 21 starts and appearances for Lights. In 2021, Romero played for Orange County SC, where he made nine appearances.
Romero began his youth career playing in the famed CalSouth soccer league for Don Sheppard’s LAFC Chelsea at the age of 8 before joining LA Galaxy’s youth academy in 2012 at the age of 13.
Romero joined Liga MX side CD Pachuca in 2016 as part of the U-20 squad then joined the first team during Copa MX 2017-18 and 2018/19 Apertura and Clausura campaigns. Romero was also available for selection for Mexico during the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Internationally, Romero has represented Mexico from U-17 through the U-22 levels, making a total of 14 appearances across all levels including seven appearances in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile and five appearances in the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea. Romero has dual U.S. citizenship and has also represented the U.S. at the U-15 and U-17 levels in friendly matches.
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) signs midfielder Daniel Crisostomo and goalkeeper Abraham Romero to one-year deals through 2023, with Club options for 2024 and 2025.