LAFC announced today roster moves for the 2023 MLS season. LAFC currently has 22 players under contract for 2023 after exercising five player options and declining four options for next year.
The defending MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield Champions have exercised contract options on midfielders Kellyn Acosta and Latif Blessing, goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau and defenders Mamadou Fall (on loan to Villareal CF - Spain). The Club declined contract options on forwards Cal Jennings and Danny Trejo and goalkeeper Tomás Romero. Jennings, Romero and Trejo will be eligible for the MLS Re-Entry Draft Process.
The Black & Gold also declined the contract option on forward Cristian Tello and are expected to renegotiate his contract.
The club are also in talks to retain free agents Ryan Hollingshead, Sebastien Ibeagha, Franco Escobar and Sebastian Méndez, as well as defender Eddie Segura.
The 23 players currently under contract for 2023 include:
Goalkeepers: Maxime Crépeau, John McCarthy
Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini, Erick Dueñas, Mamadou Fall [Loan], Julian Gaines, Tony Leone, Jesús Murillo, Diego Palacios, Mohamed Traore
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta, José Cifuentes, Latif Blessing, Francisco Ginella [Loan], Ilie Sánchez
Forwards: Cristian Arango, Gareth Bale, Denis Bouanga, Mahala Opoku, Nathan Ordaz, Christian Torres, Carlos Vela