US national player Keaton Parks joins NYC FC from Benfica
The 21-year-old Texan is a versatile central midfielder. He joined Varzim of Portugal in 2015 when he turned 18 and then signed with Benfica in 2017.
He made his national team debut in May, entering in the 62nd minute of a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in Philadelphia.
New York sporting director Claudio Reyna said Saturday that Parks “comes to us highly motivated” and can “make a strong impact” in midfield.