Leesburg, VA. (January 20, 2023) – Loudoun United FC announced today the acquisition of defender Bryce Washington.
“Bryce [Washington] is a very athletic centerback, who can really play anywhere across the backline,” Ryan Martin, Loudoun United FC Head Coach, said. “He is aggressive in active defensive moments and will allow us to play a highline. With his experience in college and the USL Championship, we are excited to add his talent to our backline.”
Atlanta United signed Bryce Washington as a Homegrown Player on June 4, 2021. After signing, Washington made his professional debut on June 16 against Memphis 901 FC in the USL Championship. The defender went on to play and start 21 matches for Atlanta United 2 in the USL Championship. He finished the season with 69 clearances, which ranked third on the team. In 2022, the Atlanta-native appeared in 20 matches, recording 45 clearances and 20 tackles won.
Washington played collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh and Rutgers University. Washington spent his last two college seasons at Pitt and helped the Panthers reach the National semifinals. Pitt went 16-4-0 during the 2021 spring season and was the No. 2 overall national seed in the NCAA Tournament. Washington appeared and started in all 20 games and recorded four goals and one assist. He was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Week a team-best five times and College Soccer News’ Team of the Week twice.
Prior to transferring, Washington spent two years at Rutgers and appeared in 32 matches. He was also a member of the 2017 Big Ten All-Freshman team.
Prior to college, Washington played for the Atlanta United Academy. During the 2016-17 season, Washington appeared in 30 matches, scored three goals and led the team to a United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) Southeast Division title and No. 1 overall national seed.
Player: Bryce Washington
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia