Like father, like son: Froehle headed to United Soccer League

February 27, 2019
Lorenzo Froehle soccer

Lorenzo Froehle

Twenty years after his dad played in the United Soccer League, Anchorage’s Lorenzo Froehle is headed down the same path.

The 21-year-old midfielder currently playing at NCAA D1 Manhattan College in New York has signed with the Albuquerque Sol of USL League Two.

Froehle, of Bartlett High fame, is coming off a redshirt season last fall after tearing his ACL in the spring of 2018.

The USL is the country’s primary minor league soccer organization and League Two is the highest level of amateur soccer in North America, allowing Froehle to maintain his college eligibility.

His father, Matt, is one of a very select group of Alaskans to go on and play in the professional ranks.

He played in the USL the Orlando Nighthawks in 1998, the Dayton Tigers in 1997 and Yakima Reds in 1996 and 1995.

The younger Froehle played for his dad at Bartlett, where he was a four-year starter and all-state performer.