Loudoun United FC has signed Zach Ryan to a new two-year contract with an option for the 2026 USL Championship season. | Photo courtesy Em-Dash Photography / Louisville City FC
LEESBURG, Va. – Loudoun United FC announced on Tuesday the club had re-signed forward and captain Zach Ryan to a two-year contract extension with an option for the 2026 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Zach return to Loudoun United and build on his strong performance during the 2023 season,” said Loudoun United Head Coach Ryan Martin. “Zach is not only a very talented player and goal scorer, but a tremendous competitor and leader. He is a key piece to our 2024 campaign and the culture we are building at the club.”
Ryan returns to the Red-and-White following a breakout 2023 season where he recorded a team-high 10 goals and three assists in 29 USL Championship appearances. In addition to his goal contributions, he provided a focal point in the attack by completing nearly 85% of his passes.
“Zach is a model Attain Way leader on and off the field, and brings a high level of energy, work ethic, and discipline that will be the cornerstone pillars to the winning culture we are building in Loudoun United,” said United’s controlling owner Greg Baroni, CEO and Managing Partner of Attain Sports. “We are fully committed to assembling a formidable roster for 2024 and beyond, with the goal of positioning the team for top-tier competition in the upcoming season.”
Before making the move to Loudoun United for the 2023 season, Ryan competed in Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls during the 2022 season, making his MLS debut against Toronto FC on March 5, 2022. The 6-foot-1 forward played in two Open Cup matches, including a victory against D.C. United where he recorded his first career U.S. Open Cup goal.