Red Bulls Academy has signed Julian Chapman from Soccer For Life. Welcome, Julian! Learn more about the new goalkeeper below.

Get to Know: Julian Chapman
Player Name
Julian Chapman
Signed For
U13 Academy
Position
Goalkeeper
Previous Club
Soccer For Life
Julian's Favorites
Country
Croatia
Food
Japanese Yakisoba Noodles
Movie
Star Wars
Player
Diego Costa
Quote
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Club Director, Soccer For Life: Steven Gilchrist 

“We are extremely excited for Julian to move to Red Bull Academy and continue to push his career forward. Julian has been an exceptional player and person since he joined SFL and has earned himself this opportunity! We couldn’t be happier to have been able to help him on his journey and move to the Academy where he will have the opportunity to continue his development as a goalkeeper.”

Academy Director, Red Bulls Academy: Sean McCafferty

“We are extremely pleased to add Julian to our U13 Academy group. Julian has many of the attributes we look for in a GK, he is calm & composed with the ball with an ability to break lines on the ground or play over the pressure when necessary.

Julian also has a great physical presence and strong mentality, his focus and commitment/desire to keep the ball out of the net in training has been impressive. We look forward to seeing Julian’s growth within our Academy and we firmly believe he has a bright future here at New York Red Bulls.”

Academy Scout, Red Bulls Academy: Fouad Kawtari

“Julian is a young player with a rare combination of size and power. His skill set does not come around very often as he is a blend of natural physical abilities coupled with technical proficiency that we would look to nurture and develop within our academy system. His passing range from both feet will be a bonus, especially with our playing philosophy and we are excited for Julian to join us at this stage of his development and allow the Red Bulls Academy to act as the launching pad to fulfill his soccer aspirations and we want to make sure that we recognize and command the work SFL has done thus far for him. 

Additionally, a massive thank-you to their club director Steven Gilchrist who has been instrumental in making this move a reality and a smooth transition.”

Goalkeeper Coach, Red Bulls Academy: Daniel Solli

“Julian is a great addition to the New York Red Bulls Academy. He brings some excellent goalkeeping traits that we look for with his bravery to win the ball and fearless decision making. He has the ability to make big saves at key moments and technically he has good mobility in and around goal and transitions well into the attack.

We are very excited to see Julian’s development and for him to start his journey with our club.”

Julian Chapman