LAFC announced on Wednesday they have signed midfielder Danny Crisostomo from Las Vegas Lights FC. The 24-year-old is signed for one year with options through the 2024 season.
Crisostomo is in his third season as a professional, previously all played at USL Championship level. Starting out at Orange County SC in 2019 out of UC Irvine, Crisostomo played two years there, making 50 appearances. This season, he signed with Las Vegas, LAFC’s reserve team, and played 15 games so far this season for Steve Cherundolo’s squad.
The Chino native is a defensive-minded midfielder and has mostly played in that position in the USL Championship level, but seems to have the ability to bring a little in attack at times, too.
I would definitely expect Crisostomo to be depth for LAFC’s midfield, and he may go back on loan to Las Vegas this season, but he’s a hard-working player who’s paid his dues at a lower league and is a Southern California native looking for a chance. Having covered his career so far, this is a nice move and I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes the step up if given a chance.
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