Player of the Week

New York Red Bulls II Forward Roald Mitchell Named MLS NEXT Pro Player of Matchweek 5


HARRISON, N.J. (April 16, 2024) – New York Red Bulls II forward Roald Mitchell has been named MLS NEXT Pro Player of the Matchweek for his four-goal performance against Chicago Fire FC II on Sunday at MSU Soccer Park, the league announced today.

Mitchell has received the award following his record-breaking performance in the first half of Sunday’s match. The Montclair, New Jersey, born forward recorded four goals to tie both a club and league record for the most in a single match. The first three goals for the 21-year-old came within the first eighteen minutes of the match, which marked the fastest recorded hat-trick in both club and league history as well.

The forward increased his season total to eight, which put him into the league lead just five matches in to the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season. Mitchell’s eight goals are a club record through the first five matches of a league season over ten years.

This was the second multi-goal match that Mitchell has recorded this season, with his first coming on March 28 on the road against FC Cincinnati 2. The forward now has recorded ten goals in his career with New York Red Bulls II dating back to his first season in 2021.

Mitchell was subbed of with an injury in the second half of Sunday’s match and is currently being evaluated.