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Supply: Chivas to signal 18-year-old Pelayo from North Carolina FC

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Chivas is ready to signal North Carolina FC defender Adrian Pelayo, a supply advised ESPN.

The deal for the 18-year-old participant is sort of full, with paperwork to be finalized within the subsequent few days.

Pelayo joins the Liga MX powerhouse from the USL Championship, enjoying with North Carolina FC since arriving as a free agent in 2023.

The defender beforehand fashioned a part of the Portland Timbers academy, working with the MLS first crew throughout coaching camp earlier than the 2023 MLS season and the Timbers 2 MLS Subsequent Professional crew.

Internationally, Pelayo stands as a triple-nationality determine with eligibility to signify the United States, Argentina and Mexico. He has featured in each American and Mexican youth camps, however most just lately represented El Tricolor within the Beneath-17 FIFA World Cup in November 2023.

The defender began the match in opposition to Germany, standing alongside Luis Navarrete, Javen Romero and Jose Suárez within the backline.

Pelayo will change into the newest multiple-nationality determine to signify Chivas, following the footsteps of Mexican-American Cade Cowell.

The participant will initially work with Chivas de Guadalajara’s affiliate crew C.D Tapatío within the Liga de Growth earlier than becoming a member of the senior crew.