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USL Sep 28, 2021

Locomotive FC signs 16-year-old Brooklyn Raines from Barca Residency Academy

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Locomotive FC has added 16-year-old midfielder Brooklyn Raines from the Barcelona Residency Academy as a USL Academy signing.

The transaction was completed prior to the USL Championship’s official roster freeze this past Friday.

“Brooklyn is a young player from the same Academy that helped develop Diego Luna,” said head coach Mark Lowry. “It will be great for him to be in our environment for the remainder of the season so we can take a look at him up against our guys. He has a very bright future.”

Raines joins Locomotive FC as a USL Academy signing, which allows him to compete in the Championship while retaining college eligibility. Raines joined the Barca Academy in 2018, making waves on his path to the professional ranks, earning call-ups with the USMNT U-15 team in 2019.

Described as smart, confident, and tenacious, Raines is effective in possession in the defensive midfield while also being valuable in the attack.

Transaction: Locomotive signs Brooklyn Raines to a USL Academy contract from Barca Residency Academy.

Brooklyn Raines
Position: Midfielder
Number: 40
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Birthdate: March 11, 2005 (16)

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