New York City FC has signed Abdi Mohamed to his first professional contract and loaned the 2019 MLS SuperDraft second-round pick to Memphis 901 FC.
The loan covers the entire season, but NYCFC has the right to recall Mohamed at any time during the loan period. Memphis plays in the USL Championship.
He appeared in 24 matches for the University of Akron in 2018 as he helped lead the Zips to the College Cup Final. Over the course of the season, Mohamed scored one goal and added five assists.