St. Louis CITY SC has acquired midfielder Jared Stroud from Austin FC in exchange for $100,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money. Stroud will be reunited with head coach Bradley Carnell after they worked together previously at the New York Red Bulls.
“We are pleased to add Jared to our squad,” STL sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a release. “He brings good experience in MLS and understands the way that we want to play on the field. We hope to see him have a quick transition within the team.”
The 26-year-old player has one goal and six assists across 47 appearances the past three MLS seasons with the New York Red Bulls in 2020 and Austin FC in 2021 and 2022. He helped Austin advance to the Western Conference Final as a No. 2 seed in the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs, before losing to eventual champions LAFC.
“We’d like to thank Jared for his contributions to the club during its first two seasons, and we wish him all the best in the next stage of his career,” Austin sporting director Claudio Reyna said.
With Stroud’s acquisition, the roster for St. Louis CITY SC stands at 11 players.