Ted Ku-DiPietro LUFC

D.C. United has singed former Loudoun United FC midfielder Ted Ku-DiPietro to a homegrown contract ahead of the 2022 Major League Soccer season.

Following two-plus seasons with Loudoun United FC, Ted Ku-DiPietro has become the 17th homegrown signing in club history for D.C. United of Major League Soccer.

Ku-DiPietro, a 19-year-old midfielder from Oakton, has signed a two-year contract with D.C. United through 2023, with options in 2024 and 2025.

He made his debut with Loudoun United on an Academy contract during the 2019 USL Championship season and signed his first professional contract in January of 2020.

Ku-DiPietro made 48 appearances for Loudoun United, scoring nine goals and dishing four assists in 3,429 minutes played.

"We’ve been impressed with Ted over the last two seasons in the USL Championship," D.C. United general manager Lucy Rushton said in a prepared statement. "He has made great strides as a player since joining Loudoun United and we’re excited to see him continue to develop with our first team."

Ku-DiPietro joins Jeremy Garay, Jacob Greene, Moses Nyeman, Kevin Paredes, Griffin Yow, Donovan Pines and Bill Hamid as homegrown players on D.C. United's roster. Hamid has recorded the most minutes (23,936) played as a homegrown player in MLS history.

"Ted is another example of how the D.C. United Academy produces and develops quality players for our first team," Rushton said. "We wish Ted the best of luck as he makes the adjustment to MLS."

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