Footballer continues his professional career | Sports

Former Oakton High School football player Ted Ku-DiPietro recently signed a two-year contract with the DC United organization.

As a result, Ku-DiPietro becomes the 17th home signing in United history. He signed a two-year contract until 2023, with options in 2024 and 2025.

The 19-year-old midfielder played for the Arlington Soccer Association before and after high school. He spent the last two years with the Loudoun United side, when he signed a professional contract with the United Soccer League in 2020.

“We’ve been impressed with Ted over the past two seasons,” DC United general manager Lucy Rushton said. “He has made great progress as a player since joining Loudoun United, and we are delighted to see him continue to develop with our first team. He has the unique ability to break lines with the ball at his feet and covers a lot of ground in midfield.

Since his professional debut, Ku-DiPietro has made 48 appearances. He scored nine goals and registered four assists in 3,429 minutes.

“Ted grew and developed as a player during his time with Loudoun United,” said Loudoun United chief executive Stewart Mairs. “He has gained valuable professional minutes over the past two years and we look forward to his continued maturation.”

In 2018, Ku-DiPietro helped lead the 2002 Arlington Soccer Association Red Boys to a U.S. National Under-16 Youth Soccer Championship.

He is the second Arlington Soccer Association alum in the past seven months to sign a local deal with DC United. Last July, Jeremy Garay became the 16th local recruit.

For the Oakton High team, Ku-DiPietro was a first-team all-state selection in the Virginia High School League one season at school. He was also selected to the Concorde District first team and 6D North Region first team.