This Thursday, January 25, San Diego FC announced that the club has loaned its first-ever singing Duran Ferree to USL Championship side Orange County SC.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper was previously with the San Diego Loyal in the USL Championship, as he has experience in the league despite his age.
Ferree has a contract with San Diego FC through December 31, 2027, as this offers him an opportunity to prepare for the 2025 MLS season.
“To be on loan with Orange County SC during the 2024 season not only allows me to train and play at a high level, it also places me in a league environment where I have familiarity and will allow me to flourish. The proximity to San Diego is an added bonus, and I look forward to continuing to play in front of the Southern California fans”, Ferree said.
Goalkeeper Duran Ferree has been loaned to @orangecountysc for the 2024 USL Championship season.
Best of luck, Duran!
— San Diego FC (@sandiegofc) January 25, 2024
Orange County SC general manager Peter Nugent commented on the loan move. “We are grateful to San Diego FC for the trust they have placed in OCSC to continue Duran’s professional development. He is a talented young keeper with a bright future ahead of him, and we are looking forward to working with him.”
Duran Ferree is a long-term project that San Diego FC is banking on to be the team’s goalkeeper for years to come. San Diego FC has emphasized working with young players and specifically building around local talent with their Right To Dream Academy on Sycuan territory in El Cajon.
It will be interesting to see if Ferree can get regular playing time with Orange County SC ahead of the 2025 MLS season. OCSC missed out on the USL Championship playoffs last year and will look to bounce back after a disappointing campaign.
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