HARRISON, N.J. (March 3, 2021) - New York Red Bulls II have signed forward Jeremy Rafanello to a USL Championship contract pending league and federation approval, the club announced today.
Rafanello, 20, played for Indy Eleven last season, where he appeared in eight matches and recorded one goal.
“Adding Jeremy [Rafanello] to our roster is another important step in improving our team and the dynamics of our attack,” NYRB II Head Coach John Wolyniec said. “He is a hard-working forward that brings athleticism, intelligent movement, and a great striker of the ball.”
The Delran, New Jersey native signed his first professional contract with FC Helsingør in Denmark on July 10, 2019.
Rafanello made two appearances for Reading United A.C. in USL League Two during the 2019 season. He was a member of the Philadelphia Union Academy, where he was an USL Academy signing for the Philadelphia Union II and made two USL Championship appearances in 2018.
"I am extremely excited to join such an amazing organization and start a new chapter in my career," Rafanello said. "I cannot wait to start the season and give my all for the club, the fans, and my teammates."
The forward played one season at Pennsylvania State University, where he made 18 appearances and recorded three goals. He was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2018.
Rafanello made his debut for the United States U-19 Youth National Team on May 7, 2018. He came on as a substitute in the 59th minute during the 2018 Nike International Friendlies.
Transaction: New York Red Bulls II sign forward Jeremy Rafanello to a USL Championship contract pending league and federation approval on March 3, 2021.
Date of Birth: April 14, 2000
Place of Birth: Delran, N.J.