Los Angeles Football Club announced their first new club for 2020 on Tuesday, as they have signed forward Danny Musovski from USL Championship side Reno 1868 FC.
Musovski, 24, is a Nevada native and played at UNLV before being drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in 2018. He was loaned to Reno for the 2018 season and after his contract was not renewed by the Quakes this year, he returned to Reno, where he scored 16 goals in 40 games across two seasons, including 11 goals this year.
Put simply, Musovski was a good player in the USL Championship, the kind of player who wasn’t dominant but was a regular contributor for his team.
Now, the question is what LAFC will look to do with Musovski. I think a few possibilities are in consideration. He could be forward depth, although LAFC already have Adrien Perez and Josh Perez on the roster for 2020. Unless one of them is going to be cut or moved to a new position, it would seem redundant to keep stacking players with roughly the same profile deep on the roster.
The other possibility is Musovski could be in line for a position switch. We know Bob Bradley isn’t afraid of that, as the Latif Blessing experiment was a smashing success and even Mark-Anthony Kaye went from a defensive winger (not a common position in North American soccer these days) in USL to a two-way central midfielder at LAFC under Bradley’s guidance. What position could Musovski play other than forward? Beats me! Guess we’ll see what happens.
LAFC kick off the 2020 season in mid-February in Concacaf Champions League against Liga MX’s Club Leon. We’ll see what other moves the black-and-gold make in the coming weeks.
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