Report: Red Bulls sign four to homegrown deals



The youth movement within the New York Red Bulls construct won’t be a one-year anomaly.

According to Ives Galarcep at, the Red Bulls are set to sign Academy standouts Derrick Etienne, Brandon Allen, Alex Muyl and Mael Corboz.

Brandon Allen is arguably the biggest standout of the four players. The younger brother of New York City FC defender RJ Allen, Brandon has completed his four year stint at Georgetown, netting 12 goals and seven assists in his senior year at the forward position. He is a three-time All-American and a Herman Award finalist.

While Allen may be the biggest standout, Derrick Etienne may be the most recognizable player amongst the Red Bull fanbase. The attacking midfielder shined with the Red Bulls USL reserve team, appearing in 14 matches, starting in 10, scoring three goals and adding three assists before heading towards Virginia for his freshman year.

Corboz has completed his four years at Maryland, earning All-Big Ten honors. He scored twice and added nine assists in 2015. Muyl is a second-team All-Big East selection, earning four goals and nine assists at Georgetown.

Galarcep also tweeted that the Red Bulls offered Akron’s Adam Najem a deal, but were turned down:

If each of the four signings pan out, they will join a Red Bull side which already boasts Homegrown talents Connor Lade, Matt Miazga, Santi Castano, Tyler Adams and Sean Davis.



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  • George


    • Andrew Bissonette

      They released him because he sucked and wasn’t worth the investment in a 24-year old rookie(Would be 25 next season)

  • Mark

    If these guys make the roster, do #RBNY get cap relief since they wouldn’t count. Or am I misinformed?

    • Anonymous

      They would not count anyway because they would not be part of the senior roster, rather they would be part of the supplemental roster. The supplemental roster does not count against the cap.

      Senior roster consists of players 1-20 and Supplemental consists of players 21-28.

  • Joey Bag of Donuts

    This is started to look like RB 2. Not impressed at all.

  • great news ! needed to say it to counter all the negative nellys above

  • he is very good player

  • Waste…this is hardly news

  • Soccer geek

    Poor red bull fans, I know MLS has a low salary cap, weird rules, and east sucks but their owner is a freaking billionaire and red bull represents New York……and New Jersey.
    If you were to throw a giant contract at Fernando Torres or Carlos vela they would be in red bull colors.
    Red bull needs to get out

    • Anonymous

      The contracts offered talent like Torres or Vela is in the realm of Designated Player. The players stated in the article is in the realm of Supplemental roster, so nothing to worry about. They can still sign DP’s and TAM-level talent if they would like.

  • OpenCupFan

    In other soccer news, the ball is round.

  • ted dev

    still good that MLS clubs are starting to develop young talent for the future, the natural path is many are misses, but you may get a couple good ones here and there.

    MLS should keep it up with the academies and homegrowns, its not like the cosmos are doing anything in this area, it should be there main focus since they play in the minor leagues…

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