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Andres Jasson leaves NYCFC for Danish club Aalborg BK

New York City’s fifth-ever Homegrown player has left the team and joined Aalborg BK ahead of their 2024-2025 season in Denmark’s top flight.

From scoring for New York City, to trying to make a mark in Denmark. Photo: NYCFC

Andres Jasson has left New York City FC, the club just announced.

The Homegrown player originally from Connecticut is leaving NYCFC for Aalborg BK in Denmark.

There's no mention of a transfer fee paid by the Danish club to acquire Jasson, who was in the final year of his contract in 2024, according to the club roster update NYCFC released in early May.

Jasson signed with New York City in 2020 as the team’s fifth Homegrown player after years spent with the NYCFC Academy.

He is one of seven Homegrowns to actually break through and make his MLS debut with New York City, but becomes the latest Homegrown to leave the club, following in the footsteps of players such as Joe Scally and Nico Benalcazar (and James Sands, though he left and came back).

In his New York City career, the 22-year-old forward made 69 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals. The bulk of Jasson’s appearances and goals scored came last season, when he started 12 matches and scored three times across 24 total appearances.

Minutes have dried up in 2024 for Jasson, squeezed out of Nick Cushing's plans by a plethora of other young wingers that recently joined the team. He’s appeared in just three matches in 2024, starting only in the home-opener loss vs. Portland Timbers.

Jasson now heads to an Aalborg side that just earned promotion back to the top-flight Danish Superliga for the 2024-2025 season, reversing a relegation the club suffered two seasons ago, its first season out of the Danish top division since 1986-1987.

Aalborg’s announcement of Jasson’s signing says he’ll wear the No 17 shirt for his new team. His new sporting director is quoted praising the attacker as “extremely skilled in the offensive pressing game that we want to practice,” while saying Jasson is “both very versatile, fast and persistent.”

You can read New York City’s full goodbye statement confirming Jasson’s departure below. Best of luck to another departing Homegrown MLS Cup winner.

Forward Andres Jasson Departs New York City FC and Joins Aalborg BK 
NEW YORK – Friday, June 7, 2024 –New York City FC announced today that forward Andres Jasson is departing the club to join Aalborg BK. Jasson will join the Danish 1st Division side for the start of their preseason on June 21, 2024.  
The American youth international signed with the First Team in 2020, becoming the fifth homegrown signing in club history. During his time with New York City FC, Jasson played 59 matches for the First Team, scoring four goals and providing two assists across MLS, Concacaf Champions League, Leagues Cup and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games. The forward was part of the 2021 MLS Cup and 2022 Campeones Cup winning teams.  
"We would like to thank Andres for all his contributions to the club. He is another example of the talent our academy produces," said New York City FC Sporting Director David Lee. "Andres has consistently demonstrated his hard work and commitment to development, which is shown in his journey through the Academy to the First Team, playing a role in the teams that brought home our first trophies.” 

“Andres has also been combining his football and education since he signed professionally, and we are incredibly proud that he graduated from Yale University in May of this year.” Lee added. “We believe this opportunity will allow Andres to continue to grow his career with consistent minutes in a competitive league and we are looking forward to following his career in Europe.” 

During his time in the club’s academy, Jasson helped secure three major trophies, including the 2017 Generation Adidas Cup and consecutive U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-19 National Championships. In 2019, he won the Golden Boot Award for the Development Academy’s Eastern Conference and was named New York City FC’s Academy Player of the Year. That same year, he represented the United States at the 2019 U-17 World Cup alongside fellow New York City FC academy graduates Joe Scally, Tayvon Gray and Gio Reyna. 

"I want to thank everyone at New York City FC for their support and for making my time here special," Forward Andres Jasson said. "Having come through the academy, the friends and memories I have collected along the way is something that I will take with me. I’m excited for this next step in my career and will bring all the experiences I have gained thus far with me to Aalborg BK. I want to thank all the New York City fans for their unconditional support over the years. As I leave the club I’ll be watching and supporting from a distance as a fan. Hopefully I’ll see them in the supporters section soon.”