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Loudoun United FC Acquire Forward Shinya Kadono for the 2019 Inaugural Season

By Staff, 02/15/19, 11:45AM EST

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Loudoun United FC has acquired forward Shinya Kadono for the club’s inaugural season pending league and federation approval.

“Shinya had a great collegiate career and has looked promising in preseason. We are thrilled to add him to our growing roster and we’re hoping he can make a real impact on our attacking unit this season.”

Kadono was 72nd overall pick (third round) by D.C. United in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. A native of Japan, Kadono moved to the U.S., as a child and holds permanent residency which designates him as a domestic player. Following his move to the U.S., Kadono grew up in Irvine, Calif., and played at Woodbridge High School.

Kadono scored 20 goals and recorded three assists in 66 appearances for the University of California over four seasons. His 12 goals and two assists in 2018 earned him a USC Second Team All-Far West Region selection and a First Team All-Pacific 12 Conference selection.

Player: Shinya Kadono
Selection: 72nd overall pick (fourth round) in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.
Position: Forward
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan
Country: USA
Birth date: 01/30/1997
Age: 22
Height: 5-7
Weight: 168 lbs
Status: Domestic
School: University of California
Honors:

  • 2018: USC Second Team All-Far West Region. First Team All-Pacific 12 Conference. Pacific 12 Conference All-Academic Team

  • 2017: USC Second Team All-Far West Region. Second Team All-Pacific 12 Conference. Pacific 12 Conference All-Academic Team.

  • 2016: Pacific 12 Conference All-Academic Team.