San Diego FC Signs Hirving “Chucky” Lozano as First Designated Player in Club History

San Diego FC

June 6, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
San Diego FC News Release

SAN DIEGO – San Diego FC (SDFC) today announced the Club has acquired Hirving “Chucky” Lozano as the first Designated Player in San Diego FC history and signed the winger to a four-year contract through the end of the 2028 MLS season with two option years. San Diego FC has reached an agreement with Lozano’s current club, PSV Eindhoven, of the Eredivisie in the Netherlands to transfer the Mexican International to SDFC on January 1, 2025. Lozano will remain at PSV Eindhoven for the remainder of 2024.

SDFC will officially introduce Lozano to media and fans in San Diego on Thursday, June 13. Lozano will first be introduced to media during a press conference at Snapdragon Stadium at 10:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, June 13, followed by a fan fest and public presentation at San Diego’s iconic venue, Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, located on the ground of the Embarcadero Marina Park South at 7:00 p.m. PT. Additional details about the events will be announced separately.

“Signing a player of the international stature of ‘Chucky’ Lozano is the biggest possible endorsement of our project in San Diego,” said San Diego FC Owner and Chairman, Sir Mohamed Mansour. “His journey from Pachuca, Mexico to the world stage resonates with how Right to Dream provides opportunities for talent everywhere, and we hope that story can inspire and motivate the next generation of talent in San Diego and around the world.”

Lozano, widely known as “Chucky”, has established himself as one of the most dynamic wingers in the sport. The Mexico City native will join San Diego following an accomplished career in Europe and Mexico, playing for top international clubs like PSV Eindhoven of the Eredivisie, Napoli of Italy’s Serie A and C.F. Pachuca of Mexico’s Liga MX.

“We are excited to make history as we officially welcome ‘Chucky’ Lozano to San Diego FC as the Club’s first Designated Player,” said SDFC CEO Tom Penn. “‘Chucky’ is a world-class talent, and we couldn’t think of a better star to be the face of our Club and represent our region. We are thrilled to have him join our Club as we look to build a team that will challenge for trophies. ‘Chucky’ is one of the most decorated Mexican internationals in the world, and we look forward to seeing him shine in San Diego and MLS in 2025.”

As part of the deal, SDFC has also secured the exclusive global commercial rights for Lozano’s image, likeness, and endorsements across all media…

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