Memphis 901 FC Signs Two Academy Players for 2023 Season

Date Posted: 3/10/2023


Memphis 901 FC Signs Two Academy Players for 2023 Season

March 11, 2023 3:38 pm

Joshua Clayton
Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

Memphis, Tennessee – Memphis 901 FC announced Friday the club has signed two local players to academy contracts, pending league and federation approval.                           

Memphis natives Farid Chouyouti and Nicholas Dyer will join the club and are eligible for USL Championship Competition immediately.  As academy signings, they’ll maintain their eligibility while being able to work and train with an experienced group of players.

Forward Farid Chouyouti plays with the Germantown Legends 05 Black NL and was named to the Commercial Appeal All-Metro high school boys team after scoring 23 goals and nine assists during his junior season at Germantown High School.

Defender Nicholas Dyer also plays for the Germantown Legends 05 Black NL and Luasanne Collegiate School.  Dyer was previously selected to join Nashville SC as part of the MLS Academy program for the 2022 season.

Memphis 901 FC opens the 2023 season on March 11 against Loudoun United at AutoZone Park with kickoff set for 4:00 PM CT.  Tickets are available on the club website with corner seats as low as $5 to celebrate the club’s fifth season.

Memphis 901 FC has been bringing the USL Championship to Downtown Memphis since its inaugural season in 2019. After back-to-back playoff appearances, 901 FC enters the 2023 season as one of the top clubs in the league.

The USL Championship is one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 75 million people to fuel the growth of professional soccer across North America.

In 2016, more than $100 million were invested league-wide into stadium infrastructure to create venues that deliver an unforgettable fan and competitor experience.  The USL has national media partnerships with ESPN and SiriusXM, and recently invested $10 million to create USL Productions – which includes a state-of-the-art facility that will produce and distribute nearly 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates, USL’s Match Center and international markets.

A growing league, the USL Championship has more than doubled in size since 2014.  Beyond league play, the USL regularly features international exhibitions against leading Premier League, Liga MX, and Bundesliga clubs, among others.

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications and sponsorship.

The Germantown Legends are a premier youth soccer club located in Germantown, Tennessee. 

Established in 2011, the Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation!

The Germantown Legends Soccer program is the official 'Soccer Provider' to the City of Germantown.

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