San Diego FC Signs Hirving “Chucky” Lozano

San Diego FC (SDFC) today announced the Club has acquired Hirving “Chucky” Lozano as the first Designated Player in San Diego FC history and signed the winger to a four-year contract through the end of the 2028 MLS season with two option years.

San Diego FC has reached an agreement with Lozano’s current club, PSV Eindhoven, of the Eredivisie in the Netherlands to transfer the Mexican International to SDFC on January 1, 2025. Lozano will remain at PSV Eindhoven for the remainder of 2024.

Hirving "Chucky" Lozano

Official Introduction and Fan Celebration

SDFC will officially introduce Lozano to media and fans in San Diego on Thursday, June 13. Lozano will first be introduced to the media during a press conference at Snapdragon Stadium at 10 AM on Thursday, June 13.

This will be followed by a fan fest and public presentation at San Diego’s iconic venue, Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, located on the ground of the Embarcadero Marina Park South at 7 PM.

“Signing a player of the international stature of ‘Chucky’ Lozano is the biggest possible endorsement of our project in San Diego,” said San Diego FC Owner and Chairman, Sir Mohamed Mansour.

“His journey from Pachuca, Mexico, to the world stage resonates with how Right to Dream provides opportunities for talent everywhere, and we hope that story can inspire and motivate the next generation of talent in San Diego and around the world.”

A Decorated Career in Europe and Mexico

Lozano, widely known as “Chucky,” has established himself as one of the sport’s most dynamic wingers.

The Mexico City native will join San Diego following an accomplished career in Europe and Mexico, playing for top international clubs like PSV Eindhoven of the Eredivisie, Napoli of Italy’s Serie A and C.F. Pachuca of Mexico’s Liga MX.

“’Chucky’ is a world-class talent, and we couldn’t think of a better star to be the face of our Club and represent our region. We are thrilled to have him join our Club as we look to build a team that will challenge for trophies,” said SDFC CEO Tom Penn.

San Diego FC Signs Hirving "Chucky" Lozano

“It’s an honor to join San Diego FC as the Club’s first Designated Player,” said Lozano. “It’s exciting to be part of history as we build a Club that will compete for championships in MLS. In every country I have played, I always strive to leave a mark, and making an impact in San Diego and MLS is very important to me.”

For the latest news and Club updates, please visit here.

The Latest
The Dish is your source for the latest menu updates, new cocktail programs, happy hours, and special offers from San Diego’s best restaurants and bars!...
El Chingon
What would Comic-Con be without Comic-Con food, drinks, and parties?! Here’s a run-down of some of the most interesting specials we’ve seen around town! Lionfish...
Food, Wine, and Brew at the San Diego Zoo
Dine, drink, and do good! Food, Wine, and Brew 2024 is a one-of-a-kind tasting event at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At this can’t-miss evening,...
Novo Brazil Brewing Anniversary
Get ready to celebrate in style as NOVO Brazil Brewing Company marks its 10th anniversary with a sports-packed bash at its Otay Ranch brewpub! Join...
Haute with Heart Fashion Show
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will host its 46th Annual Haute with Heart Fashion Show. This...
San Diego Made Summer Market
The San Diego Made Summer Market, a two-day event featuring over 120 of the city’s best craft vendors and emerging brands, is set to take...