Loudoun United signed their second forward in two days, adding Erik Sorga to the roster. First reported by Steven Goff, D.C. United is paying a transfer fee of around $500,000 to Estonia side FC Flora for the 20-year-old forward.
At first glance, the move appears to be similar to one the New York Red Bulls did for Mathias Jorgensen. Acquired from Denmark in February with a transfer fee of $2.5 million, Jorgensen initially featured for the MLS side but went goalless in five games initially before spending the bulk of his 2019 season with Red Bulls II, scoring 11 goals in 21 games. The expectation is inverted for Sorga, who scored 78 goals in 91 games with the Kaktused and a goal in six national team appearances with Estonia, during a Euro 2020 qualifier with Belarus, and drew attention from several European clubs, including Dutch side Feyenoord.
Sorga becomes the second international player for Loudoun, joining fellow forward Alioune Ndour (USL Championship teams are given seven international roster spots that are tradeable and reset at the end of the prior season), who was retained for the 2020 season.
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