With the 40th Pick, the New York Red Bulls Select Lamine Conte from the University of Louisville

Lamine Conte

The New York Red Bulls selected Lamine Conte with the 40th pick in the MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas.

In 2020, the defensive midfielder/center-back started all eight matches during the Fall season. Conte made 31 appearances for the Cardinals. Lamine is currently the USL League 2 Defender of the Year, which he achieved with Reading United AC. 

The Conakary, Guinea native made the 2018 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team. He looks up to Chelsea’s N'Golo Kanté, FC Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti, and Manchester United’s Eric Bailly.