WINNIPEG — Winnipeg’s Moses Danto is moving up in the soccer ranks.
Danto, 22, has signed a professional contract with the Arizona United SC of the United Soccer League. Danto was one of three members of WSA Winnipeg that had a tryout with the team. Danto also had a trial with Sporting Kansas City of the Major Soccer League.
“I am beyond excited and happy to have the opportunity to be able to play in the USL and call my self a pro,” Danto said through a team media release. “The USL is definitely a step towards achieving the ultimate goal whether it’s MLS or Europe and now that it’s happening it feels so surreal.”
The striker was raised in Winnipeg and has played his entire career with WSA Winnipeg in the USL’s Premier Development League. He’s their all-time leading scorer and is a three-time PDL all conference player.
Danto is just the second player from WSA Winnipeg to sign a pro contract.
“This is why we do what we do at WSA,” said head coach Eduardo Badescu. “While winning is important, it is even more important to provide opportunities for our players.”
Former WSA Winnipeg keeper Tyson Farago joined FC Edmonton in 2014.