His ascend has been meteoric, and it all started on Oct. 10, 2020 in Atlanta, where Caden Clark got his first MLS start and capped off the day with his first MLS goal in the 47th minute.
Following his MLS debut in Atlanta, the Red Bulls visited Toronto FC in Hartford, Connecticut. Clark came off the bench in the 59th minute, and in the 77th minute he scored an absolute stunner, leaving Danny Royer in disbelief.
With the goal against Toronto, Clark became the youngest player to score in his first two MLS appearances in league history.
His first start at Red Bull Arena took place on Oct. 18. 2020 in a game that finished with a 1-1 draw against Orlando City.
On Nov. 21, 2020, Clark made his first start in the MLS Cup Playoffs, playing 76 minutes vs. Columbus Crew SC. He scored in the 23rd minute for his first MLS playoff goal and was the youngest player (17 years, 178 days) to score in the MLS Cup Playoffs since Jozy Altidore (16 years, 357 days), also for New York, on Oct. 29, 2006 vs D.C.
To kick off the 2021 season, Caden Clark opened the new season with a golazo against Sporting Kansas City in the 48th minute.
He went on to score a goal in the next three home games against Chicago Fire FC, Toronto FC and Orlando City SC.
In the last home match against Nashville SC, Clark registered his second assist of the year, setting a career high after tallying one assist in 2020. He has recorded a goal or an assist in five-straight home matches.
What's next for Caden Clark with RBNY? Only time will tell...