Empire of Soccer has learned the New York Red Bulls have made contact with keeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell. According to a source close to the situation, New York reached out to the netminder days ago to inquire on his availability.
If his name sounds familiar, it should; Sewell was the third string keeper for the 2008 Red Bulls. Playing behind starter Jon Conway and Zach Thornton, the Tennessee native did not make a single regular season start. Nevertheless, he managed to turn heads as a second half substitute in a friendly match against Barcelona. Down 4-1 at the half, the young American was able to stave off an aggressive Blaugrana attack long enough for New York to cut the lead in half. By the 80th, however, his magic ran out, and Barcelona would go on to seal the match 6-2.
Sewell, 24, is currently the starting goalkeeper for the recently promoted Atletico Club de Portugal of the Portuguese second division. His presence in net this season has been instrumental in catapulting the side into contention for promotion to the first division as he has accumulated a 6-3-5 record, earning two shutouts with a .93 GAA.
According to the source, who wished to remain anonymous, Atletico have received interest from other teams within Europe, but have rejected overtures as the team continues to battle for promotion.
Here are a couple of clips featuring one of Sewell’s shutouts, a 1-0 victory over Estoril, and a 1-1 draw against Penafiel