Homegrown Signing? Evan Louro appears set for Red Bulls move

The University of Michigan hosts Maryland at Michigan Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI on Oct 30, 2016.

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

Global Premier Management may have leaked one of New York Red Bulls’ homegrown players by wishing Michigan soccer player Evan Louro a happy birthday on Twitter.

Louro, a native of South River N.J., has played three seasons with the Michigan Blues as a goalkeeper. While there, he finished with a 1.17 GAA with 10 or more starts since 2014. He has also been called up to the U.S. Men’s National U20 team in the past and has received interest from European teams.

The move would give New York depth and youth in the goalkeeping department. Currently, the Red Bulls have starter Luis Robles and Ryan Meara as backup for 2017 but fall short of options below that point. Rafael Diaz has been rumored to be the starter for the New York Red Bull II USL team this season and Louro could find himself in a fight for minutes with the reigning champions in 2017.

The Red Bulls may not be done with Michigan once they announce this signing. Rumors abound that they are interested in grabbing fullback Marcello Borges. The 19-year old has played in the midfield as well as on defense in the past, — both areas New York will be looking to strengthen following the departure of captain Dax McCarty. Borges isn’t a new name to Red Bull fans as he played two games with New York Red Bull II back in 2015. Sources tell EoS to expect up to three Homegrown signings before the start of the season.