How he joined the Club: Acquired via transfer from Envigado FC (Colombia) on Jan. 11, 2021. His contract with the Fire will begin on Jan. 1, 2022.
Durán, 17, is the youngest international player signing in MLS history. His contract with the Fire, which will begin on January 1, 2022, includes a three-year deal with Club options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. Durán will spend the 2021 season with Envigado before joining the Fire in 2022. He will be added to the Club’s 2022 roster following a medical and receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.
A tall and versatile striker, Durán has made 24 appearances (10 starts) and tallied two goals across all competitions since making his professional debut with Envigado in 2019. During his first two professional seasons, Durán played alongside defender Carlos Terán, who was signed by the Fire on Aug. 21, 2020.
In 2019, he became the second-youngest goal scorer in the history of the Colombian first division at just 15-years-old, 263 days, scoring in the ninth minute of his first professional start. Durán is a graduate of the famed Envigado Academy that has produced well-known footballers including James Rodriguez and Juan Fernando Quintero.
Internationally, Durán has earned two caps (two starts) for Colombia’s U-17 National Team. Both appearances occurred during the 2019 South American U-17 Championship in Peru. The striker was recently promoted to Colombia’s U-20 team, which is currently preparing for the 2021 South American U-20 Championship.
Durán will occupy an international slot on the Fire’s 2022 roster.