This morning, D.C. United announced the signing of Moses Nyeman to a homegrown contract. First reported by Steven Goff, Nyeman becomes the 4th homegrown signing this year following Donovan Pines, Antonio Bustamante and Griffin Yow, and the second after Yow to see professional minutes at D.C.’s USL affiliate Loudoun United before signing a homegrown deal.
Including his debut with Loudoun in a June 5 win over Swope Park Rangers, Nyeman has appeared in 13 of Loudoun’s 21 games (starting 8), with a goal and assist. He has completed 87% of his passes and has created 12 chances. Even though he is not yet eligible to play, he has attended several United States U-16 camps in the past, missing time with Loudoun to go to the most recent one; however, given that the teams keep bringing him in, he seems likely to feature once he can.
Nyeman is the 27th player on United’s roster, excluding fellow homegrown Chris Durkin, who is on loan to Belgium side Sint-Truiden. Nyeman will spend the remainder of his 2019 time with Loudoun and will presumably rejoin them for 2020.
Nyeman played 45 minutes in Loudoun’s loss Tuesday to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (which Kasper attended), and the previous Saturday against Nashville, so it remains to be seen if he will be playing tomorrow against Tampa Bay or next Wednesday against Saint Louis, both of which are at Loudoun’s Segra Field home.