D.C. United announced today the acquisition of midfielder Drew Skundrich from their United Soccer League (USL) affiliate, Loudoun United FC. The 25-year-old has signed a one-year deal through 2021 with two option years that could keep him at the club through 2023.
“We have been impressed with Drew throughout his time with D.C. United in preseason,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United President of Soccer Operations and Sporting Director, said. “He has been consistently training with us and already has experience playing in Hernan’s system. Drew is a versatile midfielder and his work rate on the field fits our high tempo playing style. We are excited about Drew joining the Black-and-Red and we’re looking forward to integrating him into the roster ahead of the matches this weekend.”
Skundrich was selected 40th overall by the LA Galaxy in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, and he signed his first professional contract with the Bethlehem Steel (now Philadelphia Union II) in the USL Championship on March 14, 2018. In his first season in the USL, Skundrich scored two goals and recorded three assists in 28 USL appearances including two appearances in the USL playoffs. Following his successful first season, Skundrich signed with fellow USL side, Sacramento Republic, on Dec. 10, 2018. In two seasons with the Republic, the midfielder scored four goals and recorded five assists in 49 appearances across all competitions. After his stint with Sacramento, Skundrich signed for Loudoun United FC on Feb. 8, 2021.
Prior to his professional career, Skundrich played four years of collegiate soccer at Stanford University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I from 2014 to 2017. During his time at Stanford, he made 82 appearances, scoring nine goals, and recording 13 assists. The midfielder, who served as team captain during his junior and senior year, played an integral role in Stanford’s three consecutive NCAA Division I National Championships (2015-2017) and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and Top Drawer Soccer Best XI Second Team in 2017.
Player: Drew Skundrich
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Weight: 165 lbs
Transaction: D.C. United acquire midfielder Drew Skundrich on a one-year guaranteed contract with an additional two option years.