NOTABLE FORMER PLAYERS
KHIRY SHELTON - An instrumental part of LUFC’s inaugural season, Khiry was selected #2 overall by NYCFC in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. He played three seasons there before moving to Sporting KC. He then signed with SC Paderborn in Germany’s second division in 2019, helped them earn promotion to the Bundesliga, and featured twice in the top flight before returning to SKC. Shelton has 12 career regular season MLS goals to go along with 16 career assists.
RICKY LOPEZ-ESPIN - Real Salt Lake selected Ricky 33rd overall in the 2018 MLS Superdraft. After battling injury at LUFC and again at RSL, where he made one MLS appearance and eight for the club's USL affiliate, Real Monarchs SLC, Ricky was selected by LAFC in the 2018 Waiver Draft. He played for Lansing FC in USL1 in 2019, scoring 3 goals, before moving to fellow USL1 side Fort Lauderdale CF in 2020, where he proceeded to score the first goal in club history and has scored six total goals.
AKEEM WARD - A 2-year stalwart for Lane United, Akeem was one of the most dynamic and versatile players the Reds have ever fielded. The 14th overall pick by D.C. United in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, Ward made one appearance before being loaned to their USL affiliate Loudoun United FC. He joined USL Championship side Birmingham Legion FC later that year before signing with fellow USL Championship clubs North Carolina FC in 2020 and Oakland Roots SC in 2021.
NICK MOON - Nick graced the pitch for Lane United for two seasons, making 24 appearances and tallying 12 goals. He signed with USL1 side Lansing United in 2019 and was named the team's Mid-Season MVP, scoring 6 goals across 28 appearances, and also earned a spot on the All-League 2nd Team. He joined USL Championship squad Indy Eleven in late 2019 and has tallied 2 goals and 2 assists.
WILL SEYMORE - Will played for Lane United in 2015 after having been drafted by FC Dallas with the 56th selection of that year's MLS SuperDraft. Seymore has since found professional success with Vancouver Whitecaps 2, FC Cincinnati, and Reno 1868. He played for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland Premier Division in 2019-2020, before joining fellow Irish side Finn Harps FC in 2021.
XIMO MIRALLES - Having come from Villarreal CF's academy in Spain to Clemson University, Ximo tended Lane United's nets in 2017. He then moved back to Spain to play for Villarreal C before signing with AD Alcorcón and joining their reserves in the 4th Division. He made his 1st-team debut in Spain's 2nd Division in 2019 and made 7 total appearances - 6 starts - between the posts, before signing with CD Numancia in August 2020.
JOSE TERRÓN - A former Barcelona Academy player, Jose played for Lane United in 2016 before returning to his native Spain and playing professionally for CD Laredo and SD Barreda Balompie of the Tercera División. The defender returned stateside to join USL League One club FC Tucson for the 2019 season, but is now back in Spain playing for UC Cartes.
JOEL RYDSTRAND - Joel starred for Lane United in the 2016 and 2017 seasons before being selected 44th overall by Seattle Sounders FC in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. The Swede joined their USL Championship affiliate side Tacoma Defiance and made 16 appearances - 11 starts - before moving to Spain to sign with Tercera División squad CD San Roque de Lepe in late 2019.
KYLE COFFEE - Kyle made a single appearance for Lane United in 2018, but made it count with a first-half hat trick against TSS Rovers. Coffee was selected 41st overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake and signed for the club's USL Championship affiliate Real Monarchs, with whom he's scored 9 goals in 27 appearances.
FRANCESCO TIOZZO - The Italian graced the Lane United FC backline in 2019. He'd come up through the Unione Venezia academy before stints with Clodiense SSD and AC Este. Tiozzo played collegiately at Winthrop and the University of Portland before joining NISA club Oakland Roots in February 2020. He then signed with Serie D club US Andriese 1906 in September 2020.
ÁLEX PANTOJA - Part of the renowned "Spanish Armada," Pantoja helped man the Lane United midfield in 2015. Since then, he's plied his trade in Spain's 3rd Division, spending time at CD Barco, CD Segorbe, CE Teruel, Silla CF, CD Móstoles URJC, and his current club, CD Guadalajara. He has six career professional goals.
ALBERT ESCUÍN - The Spaniard tended goal for LUFC during the 2019 season and became known for his proficiency in stopping penalties, as he saved all four attempts he faced from the spot, later being named to the All-Western Conference Team. After graduating from California Baptist University, Escuín signed with CP Villarrobledo of Spain's Segunda B Division in 2020.
JARET TOWNSEND - Jaret featured in one match for Lane United during the 2018 season, a 3-3 draw versus Portland Timbers U23. He was selected by Sporting KC with the 58th overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft and joined Sporting KC II in the USL Championship shortly thereafter and featured in 11 matches for them in the 2020 season.
JORDAN JONES - Jordan tallied 6 goals in just 9 appearances for Lane United in 2017. Jones was selected 47th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by LAFC, later signing with USL Championship club Rio Grande Valley FC for the 2018 season. He joined USL League One side FC Tucson in 2019 and scored 10 goals in 22 games, earning himself a place on the All-League 2nd Team. He retired in 2020 and currently works at Nike.