CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Independence signed 16-year-old goalkeeper Lucas Hatsois to an academy contract.
Hatsois has played more than 90 games for the Carolina Rapids’ U.S. Soccer Development Academy team.
“It feels great to get out here with all these professional players and up the intensity in my training,” Hatsois said. “It’s exciting to take that next step in being a high-level athlete.”
Hatsois joined the Carolina Rapids at 12 years old. He is playing with the U17 Development Academy team. As a U14, he received a call up to a U.S. Youth National Team Training Camp. He’s trained with the Colorado Rapids Academy.