St. Louis CITY SC Signs Australian Prospect

Meet Jake Girdwood-Reich, Set to Make MLS Debut
A-League Men Rd 26 - Sydney FC v Perth Glory
A-League Men Rd 26 - Sydney FC v Perth Glory / Steve Christo - Corbis/GettyImages

On Monday, St. Louis CITY SC announced the arrival of talented Australian defender/midfielder Jake Girdwood-Reich, coming directly from A-League's Sydney FC. And frankly, this is a signing that deserves all the attention.

At 20 years old, Girdwood-Reich's talent is undeniable, and his trajectory impressive. With contracts secured until the 2027 MLS season, with an option for 2028, he promises to be a key player in the future of St. Louis CITY SC.

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But what makes Girdwood-Reich so special? Well, his versatility is one of the main strengths. Able to play both as a defender and a midfielder, he brings valuable flexibility to the team. Furthermore, his energy and aggression on the field are characteristics that certainly fit the club's playing style.

It's worth noting that Girdwood-Reich is not just a prospect; he already has a track record of success in his short career. With 1 goal and 1 assist in 45 games for Sydney FC, he made his mark in the A-League. His inclusion in the A-League's 2023-24 Season's Best XI and his 2023 Australia Cup win are just some of the proofs of his talent.

Now, with his move to the United States, Girdwood-Reich is ready to tackle new challenges and make his mark in the MLS. And St. Louis CITY SC, in their second season in the league, is determined to build on the success of their debut campaign. Currently sitting at 11th position in the Western Conference, but with Girdwood-Reich's arrival and other reinforcements, expectations are high.