Red Bulls sign Zach Carroll, Justin Bilyeu

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

The New York Red Bulls are finalizing their roster just days prior to the start of their season.

EoS has learned the Red Bulls have signed draft picks Zach Carroll and Justin Bilyeu.

Bilyeu, selected 18th overall, is a defender from SIU Edwardsville. He played 59 games during his collegiate career, starting 42 matches and earning NSCAA Third Team All-West Region and Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.

Carroll is a centerback out of Michigan State. He began his collegiate career in the University of Virginia. He played 24 matches for the Cavaliers and 39 more for Michigan. He earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and was named to the NSCAA Second Team All-Midwest Region as a senior. Carroll was also a member of the USMNT U-17 World Cup team in 2011 and the U-17 side that won the CONCACAF Tournament the same year.

Justin Bilyeu

  • College: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 175
  • Date of Birth: 2/3/94
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Citizenship: USA

Zach Carroll

  • College: Michigan State University
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 187
  • Date of Birth: 3/16/94
  • Hometown: Grand Blanc, Mich.
  • Citizenship: US