Chris Gloster parlays strong U-20 World Cup into transfer to PSV

Chris Gloster

became the third member of the 2019 U.S. U-20 World Cup team to parlay his strong performance in Poland into a transfer when he joined Dutch giant PSV Eindhoven from Hannover 96.

The move comes only a year after he signed as a free agent with Hannover 96 from the New York Red Bulls, where he played his youth soccer before entering the U.S. U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Florida.

He started the 2018-19 season with Hannover 96's U-19s, then was promoted to its reserves in the German Regionalliga (fourth tier).

Gloster started for the USA at the 2017 U-17 World Cup and at the 2019 U-20 World Cup, where he was one of the team's most improved players.

Gloster's U.S. U-20 teammate, Sebastian Soto, is at Hannover 96. He moved from the U-19s to the first team late in the season, making three brief appearances after it was relegated from the Bundesliga in May.

Gloster, 19, was on the bench for Hannover 96's first 2. Bundesliga game but sat out its second game with an injury. Soto has been on the bench for both games.

Gloster will join another U.S. U-20 teammate at PSV. Like Gloster, Richy Ledesma will begin the season at Jong PSV, the second team that plays in the second-tier Eerste Divisie.

Tim Weah was transferred from Paris St. Germain, while Alex Mendezmoved from Freiburg in Germany to Dutch champion Ajax, where he will start out on Jong Ajax.

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