Tomás Romero Joins NYCFC, Boosting Goalkeeping Depth
|Toronto FC goalkeeper Tomás Romero (30) stops the ball at the end of first half action against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BMO field in Toronto. Lance McMillan/Toronto Star September-16-2023(Image-Getty)
New York City FC announced the signing of goalkeeper Tomás Romero until the 2024 MLS season, with options for 2025-26. A 23-year-old El Salvador international, Romero brings experience from LAFC and Toronto FC, boasting four clean sheets in 24 league appearances. He also spent time in the Philadelphia Union Academy.
David Lee, the sporting director, expressed excitement about Romero's addition, highlighting his talent and MLS and international experience. Romero joins Matt Freese and Luis Barraza, providing depth to NYCFC's goalkeeping options. Additionally, the club welcomed homegrown Alex Rando this offseason.
NYCFC kicks off their new campaign against Charlotte FC on Feb. 24, aiming for an Audi MLS Cup Playoffs return following an 11th-place finish in the Eastern Conference.