SAN DIEGO – San Diego Loyal SC announced Friday that it has acquired Augustine Williams on loan from major league soccer club LA Galaxy, pending league and federation approval.
“Augustine is a player we’ve been following for the past 18 months when he played in LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy II,” said SD Loyal EVP Football Operations and Manager Landon Donovan. “He is extremely talented, works hard and is a great striker who will help our team as we progress to the playoffs and hopefully the USL Championship.”
Williams will join SD Loyal ahead of Saturday’s USL Championship match against Orange County SC in the Western Conference. The 24-year-old striker came from Los Angeles, where he played seven matches for a total of 85 minutes. He signed with LA Galaxy at the start of the 2021 Major League football season.
Freetown, a native of Sierra Leone, has also previously played for the USL Championship club team, LA Galaxy II, in six games, four of which will begin in the 2021 season. In the shortened 2020 season, he scored 13 goals in 17 appearances for the LA Galaxy II in 16 starts. The performance helped him get into the first team of the USL All-League Championship.
The rookie signed his first professional contract with the Portland Timbers II in August 2016. In his last season with the Timbers II, Williams played in 28 games from nine starts, scoring five goals and adding two assists.