Julian Zakrzewski Hall Makes MLS Debut as Second-Youngest Player in League History


Julian Zakrzewski Hall made his MLS debut after being subbed on in the 81st minute vs. Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.

At 15 years, 190 days old, Hall became the second youngest player to appear in a match in MLS history, only behind Freddy Adu at 14 years, 306 days.

Hall is now the youngest player to appear in a match in franchise history, passing Eddie Gaven and Serge Ngoma (16 years, 232 days).

Hall has most recently played for New York Red Bulls II in MLS NEXT Pro, where he has made seven appearances this season. He became the youngest goal scorer in NYRB II history at 15 years and 73 days old after he scored against New England Revolution II on June 4. He also tallied his first professional assist in the same match.

Over the last three seasons, Hall has made 39 appearances in MLS NEXT for Red Bulls Academy, where he has scored 28 goals. The Manhattan, N.Y. native scored five goals in this year’s U-15 MLS NEXT Cup, including the game-tying goal which initiated the comeback for the U-15’s to win the MLS NEXT Cup for the first time in club history.

Hall was awarded the MLS NEXT Cup MVP for his efforts in the tournament. He won the GA Cup Golden Boot for the scoring the most goals at the 2023 edition of the tournament with four and helped the U-15’s defeat Chelsea FC Academy in a 3-0 win, where he scored a brace.

Hall was called up to his first U-15 United States Youth National team camp in March and has also been called up to the Poland Youth National Team as well. Hall was named to the United States roster for the U-15 CONCACAF Championship, where he helped lead the USYNT to win the tournament after a 4-2 win in the final over Mexico.