New York’s newest signing, midfielder Cristian Cásseres, Jr., joins the Red Bulls from Deportivo La Guaira in his native country of Venezuela.

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2: Cásseres becomes the team’s second Venezuelan player next to center back Aurelien Collin. (Collin acquired his Venezuelan citizenship this past offseason)

8: At just 18 years of age, Cásseres, Jr. has made eight appearances for Venezuelan Youth National teams, seven for the U-17’s and one for the U-20’s.

2000: Born on January 20, 2000, Cristian becomes the second first-team player to be born in the 2000’s, next to Homegrown Ben Mines.