Red Bulls Sign Homegrown Player Arun Basuljevic

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

New York Red Bulls continue their youth movement by signing homegrown midfielder Arun Basuljevic.

The Mahopac, NY native will join Brandon Allen and Alex Muyl as the other homegrown players on the roster.

“Arun is a guy that we’ve had our eye on for a long time,” said Red Bull head coach Jesse Marsch. “He has excelled at every level. We’ve gotten to observe him at both Georgetown and with our U23 team over the summer, and we feel that he is at a point in his development where it makes sense to bring him into our environment on a day-to-day basis to help him take the next step.”

Basuljevic played three seasons at Georgetown University, earning Big East honors after each season. He gained all-conference First Team honors in both 2015 and 2016 with 60 games total on his resume. Over that time he scored 14 goals and six assists. Last season he was also named to the PDL All-League Team after 14 games with the Red Bulls U23 team.

By all indications Basuljevic may see far more time with New York Red Bull II than the main team. He has limited experience compared to other midfielders but could also be in the mix to spark competition. New York is moving forward with a strong youth movement similar to that at RB Leipzig which has spurred massive success thus far in the Bundesliga.