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Youth MNT Sep 15, 2020

Teenage USMNT prospect Ulysses Llanez signs long-term deal with Bundesliga club

U.S. Men’s National Team prospect Ulysses Llanez has agreed to a long-term contract with Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg, which will keep him with the club until 2024.

The 19-year-old American was immediately placed on loan with Dutch club SC Heerenveen, so that he can continue his development with significant playing time this season.

Llanez has been playing for Wolfsburg’s U-19 Academy team, where he has shined with 11 goals in just 16 matches. After signing his first professional contract with the Bundesliga club, Llanez will sharpen his skills over the next year competing in the top flight of Dutch soccer.

Llanez moved from the USA to the VfL football academy in the summer of 2019. While piling up goals with the Wolves’ U-19 squad, he was often invited to train with the first team by head coach Oliver Glasner. The 19-year-old also made his international debut on February, 1 2020 when the USA took on Costa Rica, scoring the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.