Austin, TEXAS – Austin FC announced today the Club’s decisions on the 2024 contract options of several players, placing the current Austin FC roster for next season at 20 contracted players.
Alex Ring’s contract option for 2024 was automatically exercised due to the player meeting certain benchmarks.
The following two (2) players had their contract options exercised for 2024: Damian Las and Daniel Pereira.
18 additional players remain under contract for next season: Matt Bersano, Julio Cascante, Moussa Djitté (loan), Sebastián Driussi, Ethan Finlay, CJ Fodrey, Jon Gallagher, Matt Hedges, Žan Kolmanič, Nick Lima, Emiliano Rigoni, Alex Ring, Jhohan Romaña (loan), Brad Stuver, Leo Väisänen, Jhojan Valencia, Owen Wolff, and Gyasi Zardes.
Moussa Djitté remains on loan at Bandirmaspor in Turkey until June 30, 2024. Additionally, Jhohan Romaña remains on loan at Club Olimpia in Paraguay through December 31, 2023.
Austin FC has declined the contract options for the following nine (9) players: Charlie Asensio, Will Bruin, Sofiane Djeffal, Kipp Keller, Adam Lundkvist, Alfonso Ocampo-Chávez, Rodney Redes, Memo Rodriguez, and Maxi Urruti.
For Hector Jimenez, conversations about returning to Austin FC in 2024 are still ongoing.
Brandan Craig, who spent part of the 2023 season on loan with Austin FC, will officially return to his parent club Philadelphia Union upon the expiration of his loan on December 31, 2023.
Austin FC begins its 2024 Major League Soccer regular season in February, with the complete schedule set to be announced in the coming months.
CURRENT AUSTIN FC ROSTER (20)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Bersano, Damian Las, Brad Stuver
DEFENDERS (7): Julio Cascante, Jon Gallagher, Matt Hedges, Žan Kolmanič, Nick Lima, Jhohan Romaña (loan), Leo Väisänen
MIDFIELDERS (8): Sebastián Driussi, Ethan Finlay, CJ Fodrey, Daniel Pereira, Emiliano Rigoni, Alex Ring, Jhojan Valencia, Owen Wolff
FORWARDS (2): Moussa Djitté (loan), Gyasi Zardes
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