Reports: Panamanian defender Murillo To Join Red Bulls on Loan

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

New York Red Bulls may be adding to the back line with 20-year old Panamanian defender Michael Murillo, as first reported by RPC’s Edgardo Vidal on Twitter.

According to several reports out of Panama, Murillo would be leaving his club San Francisco on a one-year loan.

Murillo is a bit of a mystery having made only three starts in CCL in 2015. During that run the team never played MLS opposition. Still, Red Bull appears to be high on the youngster according to reports. The loan would give New York the opportunity to see if he fits into the system and potentially vet the young player without worrying about a long term commitment.

New York is still piecing together their back line after re-signing key pieces with Aurelien Colin and Damien Perrinelle. Still, the team lacks significant depth following the departure of Ronald Zubar and Karl Ouimette. The right fullback spot is also thin after the departure of Chris Duvall. Murillo, who has played in different positions across the back line, would fit that bill. He could also be in play to add to the depth chart as well, particularly with the run of congested months Red Bull will have to contend with in 2017.