Two new players in Red Bulls camp

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by DAVE MARTINEZ

HANOVER, N.J. – It’s never too early to plan for the future.

While the New York Red Bulls find themselves knee deep in the Eastern Conference Finals, their technical staff is keeping an eye towards 2016 — as evidenced by the arrival of a pair of unfamiliar faces in camp this week.

Centerback Sebastien Ibeagha and young Red Bulls II defender Mason Deeds were in training this Tuesday. Neither are necessarily considered team trialists.

In the case of Deeds, 17, he has committed to Georgetown University next season, lending credence to that notion.

However,  team head coach Jesse Marsch claims Ibeagha is in camp to keep his fitness — a line used many times when then-trialist Shaun Wright-Phillips was training with the club.

Ibeagha, 23, last played in the Icelandic second division with club Fram Reykjavík. “He just needed time to train. He is here for the week,” Marsch said of the defender. At an imposing 6’2″ tall, Ibeagha comes with the right size and age to fit in with either the Red Bulls first team or their USL reserve side. Like team sporting director Ali Curtis, Ibeagha is a Duke University graduate. He is also a Houston Dynamo academy product, a 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time college All-American.

Mason Deeds, 17, is a Red Bull Academy product. He made two appearances for the USL reserve team this season. He has committed to Georgetown University for 2016 making a swoop by the Red Bull senior team unlikely.

 


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  • slowleftarm

    YAWN noone cares about the Red Bulls its a delusion of their fanbase.

    • Nat Mac

      Thank you for caring enough to tell us that.

  • Cosmo

    I feel bad for red bull, the only good thing they have is the stadium but red bull should definitely get Carlos vela instead of Rapids.
    This is what I would do, get Carlos vela, drop wrights brother or the argentine dp, get Ronaldinho and bring him off the bench and use him as a recruiting tool for fans.
    Don’t make Ronaldinho a dp, vela has to be a dp, drop the argentine dude or trade him, and if possible go get El Niño Torres. El Niño Torres would do wonders for MLS and for red bull.

    • Nat Mac

      So you feel bad and you’re not a Red Bull fan? That means you care! Completely disproving the previous commentator’s theory that no one cares. Well done.

    • Anonymous

      This is a terrible idea.

  • Terry

    Cosmos supporter here…..Wish Red Bulls well – they have a very good side….I remember from the open cup match and also the Chelsea match a fantastic young player named Sean Davis…I think he’s better than some of the Red Bull starters…hope he is is used more in future…if not then I hope Cosmos grab him !

    • Andrew Bissonette

      I don’t think Davis is quite there yet in terms of being better than our current 3 CMs, but he isn’t far off. They did a good job of developing him this year and he’s going to be a seriously good player for the club for, hopefully, a long long time.

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