Los Angeles Football Club announced on Friday they have sent forward Shaft Brewer, Jr. on loan to USL side Phoenix Rising FC. The loan could last the rest of the season, but as a standard MLS-USL loan, LAFC can recall him at any time prior to the MLS roster freeze deadline on Sept. 14.
Brewer, 18, has made three competitive appearances for LAFC this season, after being signed in March. All his minutes have come off the bench, and he’s played just 29 minutes in all.
He’s the second LAFC player to be loaned out to Phoenix Rising this week, joining rookie defender Tristan Blackmon, who is under the same kind of loan agreement. You may recall that LAFC’s USL affiliate is Orange County SC, and they have one player, midfielder Nico Czornomaz, on loan there right now, but teams are not required to use just their affiliate for loan deals for their players. OCSC are level on points with the first-place team in the Western Conference, and really appear to be going for a title this year. And Braeden Cloutier just may not have the room to add Blackmon and Brewer and give them regular minutes right now.
Phoenix’s next game is on Saturday, in Las Vegas against Las Vegas Lights FC. You can watch the game here on ESPN+.
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