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Mason Judge signs for Eintracht Frankfurt

United States Under-17 defender Mason Judge has signed for Eintracht Frankfurt.

The 16-year-old hails from Tampa, Florida, and previously played for his local club, Clearwater Chargers SC.

Mason was a Best XI member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy the past two years and joined the U.S. U17s for friendlies in Costa Rica this month. Mason will also return to the U.S. in November for the prestigious Nike Friendlies Tournament at Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

“Mason has made a good impression with us. Likewise, we value the character traits of the player, and he has also convinced us in that regard,” said Armin Kraaz, head of the Bundesliga side’s youth academy.

President of Stellar USA Soccer, Patrick McCabe, said: “Everyone at Stellar wishes Mason the very best as he embarks on his new journey, and are excited to guide him into the next stage of his professional development. ”

Mason is pictured with Stellar USA Soccer Registered Intermediary Ally Mackay.