Hemorrhaging Homegrowns: Red Bulls waive Thorsheim

Chris Thorsheim

by DAVE MARTINEZ

New York Red Bull Homegrown players are leaving the team as fast as they made their way in.

Just weeks after signing a record seven Homegrown players to league contracts, the Red Bulls have now cut their third this season.

Chris Thorsheim, whose signing was announced on the same day as recently cut Homegrowns Mael Corboz and Scott Thomsen, finds himself without a club after the Red Bulls waived him on Tuesday. The Manalapan, N.J. native signed with the club shortly before Christmas of last year. The Red Bull Academy product was part of the club’s unbeaten 2014 Red Bulls U-23 team that won the NPSL National Championship. While at Bucknell, Thorsheim featured in 80 games with 20 goals and 18 assists. He was a three-time All-Patriot League honoree, including back-to-back nods to the First Team, and was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List in the lead up to the 2015 season.

The incoming Homegrown 2016 class has now been reduced to four, with Derrick Etienne, Alex Muyl, Brandon Allen and Tyler Adams remaining with the club. Veteran Homegrown players Connor Lade and Sean Davis remain with the club. However, Santiago Castano was also cut this offseason.