Forward Kairou Amoustapha recorded three goals in nine appearances for Loudoun United FC in his first season at the club in 2020. | Photo courtesy Em-Dash Photography / Louisville City FC
LEESBURG, Va. – Loudoun United FC announced on Tuesday it had re-signed midfielder Massimo Ferrin and forward Mike Gamble and acquired midfielder Kairou Amoustapha on loan from MFK Vyskov for the 2021 USL Championship season. The signings are pending league and federation approval.
“We are excited to welcome back three players who had integral roles on our roster in 2020,” said, Ryan Martin, Head Coach of Loudoun United. “Massimo’s quality was constantly on show and we’re looking forward to him building on a promising first season with Loudoun United. Kairou was a bright spot for us last year, as he injected our team with pace, athleticism, and attacking quality. We believe he has a high ceiling for success in 2021 and are thrilled to have him back.
“Mike is a veteran on our team and our young players have thrived under his leadership. He has an edge going forward, so he’s another player we are really excited to welcome back in 2021.”
Amoustapha had a solid first season in the Championship, scoring three goals and recording an assist in nine appearances while also leading United with 16 Chances Created.
Ferrin also joined United as he departed Syracuse University after excelling in his two years with the Orange, scoring 12 goals in 38 appearances. In his first professional season, Ferrin made six appearances and recorded 271 minutes of action.
Gamble re-signed with United after providing his veteran experience in the 2020 season. The 27-year-old recorded one assist in 12 appearances for Loudoun last year. Prior to signing with the club, Gamble had competed for Deportes Santa Cruz in Chile, and had prior stints in the Championship with the Rochester Rhinos and FC Tulsa, where he scored three goals and recorded three assists in 30 appearances.