LAFC announced today that the club has signed forward Danny Trejo on a short-term loan deal with club affiliate Las Vegas Lights of the USL.
Under MLS rules, the short-term deal allows clubs to sign players on loan from their affiliate for MLS, US Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, Canadian Championship and U.S. matches. display.
Trejo signed a short-term loan deal on June 18 and came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute of LAFC’s 1-1 draw against Seattle, making his MLS and LAFC debut.
Trejo, 24, was selected with the 14th pick in the first round of Cal State Northridge’s 2021 MLS SuperDraft. He took part in pre-season training with the Black & Gold in 2021 and 2022 before signing a USL contract with affiliate LAFC Las Vegas.
This season, Trejo is the USL’s third-leading scorer with nine goals and has been named to the USL Team of the Week five times. He made 12 starts (15 appearances) while registering four assists in 1,115 minutes. Last season, Trejo started nine matches (16 appearances) and scored four goals with one assist.
Raised in Mendota, Calif., Trejo played varsity at Cal State University Northridge, where he scored 26 goals and 15 assists in 58 college career appearances from 2018-2019. Trejo was named Big West Offensive Player of the year 2019, first team all conference and second team all regions in 2019.