LEESBURG, VA (June 2, 2023) – D.C. United have loaned defender Matai Akinmboni to Loudoun United FC in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship for the 2023 season. D.C. United have the ability to recall Akinmboni at any point throughout the 2023 MLS season.
Akinmboni, 16, joined the Black-and-Red on Aug. 31, 2022 as the 20th Homegrown Signing in club history. He signed a three-year deal through 2025 with options in 2026 and 2027. The Maryland native made his D.C. United debut at 15-years old on Sept. 10th, 2022 in a 0-0 league tie to Real Salt Lake and was the third-youngest player in MLS history to make his debut, trailing only Freddy Adu and Alphonso Davies. In total, Akinmboni has appeared in six matches for the Black-and-Red, starting both of D.C. United’s U.S. Open Cup matches this year.
The defender initially signed an academy contract with Loudoun United FC in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship during the 2022 season and made his professional debut on March 26, 2022 as an 86th-minute substitute against Miami FC in a 0-0 tie. He played in a total of six games for Loudoun United FC before he signed with the Black-and-Red. Akinmboni has also been called up to the United States Youth National Team at the U-17 level and is awaiting his debut.
Akinmboni will be available for selection for Saturday’s match against Monterey Bay.
Transaction: D.C. United have loaned defender Matai Akinmboni to Loudoun United FC in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship for the 2023 season.