French goalkeeper Hugo Fauroux has joined Loudoun United FC after making 22 appearances for the Charleston Battery during the 2022 campaign. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
LEESBURG, Va. – Loudoun United FC announced on Friday the club had signed goalkeeper Hugo Fauroux ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
“We are excited to welcome Hugo [Fauroux] to Loudoun United,” said Loudoun United FC Head Coach Ryan Martin. “He had a very good season in the USL Championship last season and is a great shot stopper. He has a very good range of passing and will be vital for starting the counterattack for us this season. He’s a fantastic leader and will be a great fit to join Loudoun this season!”
A native of Cannes, France, the 26-year-old spent the 2022 season with USL Championship side, Charleston Battery. Fauroux recorded 83 saves in 22 matches with the Black-and-Yellow, recording a pair of shutouts.
Fauroux had previously played in the Championship for Austin Bold FC, making five appearances with the club in the 2021 season. Before joining Austin, Fauroux made his professional debut with Norwegian side Valdres FK in 2019, featuring in eight games.
Fauroux’s playing career started at the youth level with his hometown club, AS Cannes (U17), before moving to the academy of French giants AS Monaco (U19). The 6-foot-1 shot stopper made the move Stateside to play at Lake Erie College in 2015, where he was named GLIAX Goalkeeper of the Year after a strong 2016 campaign. Fauroux then transferred to Florida International University in 2017 and garnered Conference USA All-Conference honors in his first season.