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Former MLS development academy player signs his first pro contract with Chattanooga FC

By Chattanooga FC, 03/03/22, 10:57AM EST


The Chattanooga Football Club announced it has signed former MLS Development Academy midfielder Ethan Koren, pending USSF and league approval.

Koren, 20, signs his first professional contract. He previously played for Orlando City in their academy system and also had a couple stints in Sweden. He most recently was part of Orbita Football in Florida, which is a sports development and training academy.

“Ethan is a player that has the soccer mentality that fits with how we want to play," said Head Coach Rod Underwood. "He is a young player we think will have an impact on the team this year."

With the signing, Koren becomes the eighth midfielder signed for the 2022 season and the 20th signing overall.

"Getting the opportunity to start my professional career here in Chattanooga means a lot to me," said Koren. "I'm extremely excited to get to work this season and put on a show for the fans."

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Name: Ethan Koren

Position: Midfield

Birthdate: February 19, 2002

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Citizenship: USA

Favorite Team: Bayern Munich

On The Playlist: Kanye West, Russ, Drake, J. Cole, John Mayer

Social Media: Twitter @KorenEthan, Instagram @EthanKoren

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