He has Argentine roots and is only 14 years old: who is Maximo Carrizo, the youngest player in the history of MLS.

maximum red It is his name and he is the young man Football League Record from the United States of America. soccer player with Argentinian roots It was just set by him New York City FC and at the age of 14 he became the youngest signing in the history of Major League Soccer.

“We are extremely pleased that Maximo has signed his first professional contract, and it is a historic moment for the club and MLS,” said David Lee, the team’s sporting director, in a statement.

cane Born in Manhattan With this transfer Smash Axel K’s mark (14 years 15 days), striker for Real Salt Lake. “He is a very special and talented player and we are excited to see his development in recent years at our academy,” he told me of Maximo, who has been serving at the club’s academy and is the 10th youth academy graduate in the club’s history.

As reported by ESPN, In 2018 and as a Under-12 player, the midfielder arrived at the New York City Academy from FC Westchester. In 2022, he was called up to the club’s first team camp. This year too He was part of the US national under-15 team’s training camp. “He is now at the beginning of his career as a professional and we will ensure that in his stages of development in the coming years, he develops his full potential by working with our coaches and all the support of our staff at the Academy, NYCFC II and the First Team,” continued the athletic director.

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For his part, Maximo was excited about the new phase beginning in his career. “I really feel part of this club and I truly believe that New York City is the perfect place to continue my development and growth on and off the field.”It was his first words. “It is inspiring to see how New York City produces talent and how local players get the opportunity to play for the first team. I know this will take some time, but I am willing to be patient and learn from the wonderful group of players and coaches we have at this club.”

The club reported that the youngster was also included as part of a pre-season travel list earlier this year along with four of his academy teammates and tried different training sessions and matches during his absence. Reflecting on the experience, Carrizo said, “It was my first real experience with the professional team, and I really enjoyed how close everyone was and playing as a team throughout the preparation. It was just a great experience.”

and closed: “I would like to say that my two players, Maxi Morales (Argentine) and Alfredo Morales (German-American of Peruvian descent), helped me a lot. They both play close to my position and give me a lot of advice that will help me as a player in the future.”

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