Earlier today, D.C. United’s USL Championship affiliate Loudoun United FC officially announced its first two signings in history, signing goalkeeper (and Leesburg native) Calle Brown and midfielder Omar Milton Campos, an El Salvador under-20 national team player, to contracts.
The 26-year-old Brown joins his 4th USL side in as many years, following a 2018 campaign with S2 (the Seattle Sounders’ USL affiliate) that saw him start 21 games and concede 40 goals. Part of that is not entirely his fault as the Sounders experimented with a changing back four and the result saw a goals allowed total among the worst in the USL. Nevertheless, he would be expected to compete with Earl Edwards for starts with Loudoun, and seemingly shores up the goalkeeper position.
The 18-year-old Campos is slightly more intriguing, starting with CD Los Andes in El Salvador’s third division before being signed by CD Dragon last year. Campos has also seen national team experience at the U-18 through U-20 levels. D.C. has had players from Dragon on trial over the last year or so, including midfielder Ivan Barahona and defenders Roberto Dominguez and Bryan Tamacas.
With Loudoun holding tryouts over the weekend and starting preseason today, expect more signing announcements in the near future.