Meet the novice players at the December camp

Kevin Paredes excelled on both sides of the ball. He started turning heads with DC United Academy in 2013. The midfielder-winger scored 39 goals in 85 appearances at the US Soccer Development Academy before signing the MLS team as the 14th player. local on January 17, 2020.

After playing for Loudoun United in the 2019 USL Championship season (one assist in three matches), Paredes made his MLS debut as a 58th-minute substitute in United’s 2-2 draw with Toronto. FC during the MLS Is Back tournament on July 13, 2020 He made his first scoreless start with FC Cincinnati on August 21, 2020.

Now 18, Paredes has had an exceptional 2021 season. He scored three goals and added an assist in 24 appearances (19 starts). He has made 41 appearances, including 28 starts, in the past two seasons.

Paredes won MLS Team of the Week caps three times in 2021. He was also named 11e on the MLS 22 Under 22 list in October.

Born in South Riding, Va. On May 7, 2003, Paredes recorded his first MLS assist as a halftime substitute in a 2-1 win over Atlanta United on October 24, 2020. He scored his first goal in MLS in a 7-1. triumph over Toronto FC on July 3, 2021.

On 5-6, 120 pounds. the midfielder made three appearances for the NT Under-17s, registering a goal and an assist. He scored his goal in America’s 3-3 draw against the Netherlands on November 14, 2019.

Paredes took part in a few days of camp leading up to the Concacaf Gold Cup this summer, but it will be his first time as a USMNT player.

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