HARRISON, N.J. (January 21, 2018) – The New York Red Bulls travel to Bradenton, Florida today with 35 players for the first of two preseason camps. New York will stay in Bradenton until February 2, when the team returns home for a week of training before traveling to Tucson, Arizona for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.
The preseason camp roster includes 22 of 24 players on the First Team roster. Center back Aaron Long will miss the first trip due to U.S. Men’s National Team Camp, while midfielder Cristian Casseres, Jr., is with the Venezualen U-20 Men’s National Team.
German midfielder Marc Rzatkowski, whose loan ended at the end of 2018, will join the Red Bulls in camp along with Marcus Epps, who the Red Bulls selected in the MLS Waiver Draft in December. Red Bulls Academy product Omir Fernandez and 2018 NYRB II defender Allen Yanes also join the Red Bulls in Bradenton.
Four players currently contracted to NYRB II will join camp, along with four of the Red Bulls’ 2019 MLS SuperDraft picks.
Current Red Bulls Academy defender John Tolkin also joins camp. Tolkin, an outside back, just completed a January camp with the U.S. Men’s U-17 team.
2019 Preseason Roster by Position
Key: * - 2019 draft pick, # - NYRB II player, ^ - current academy player
Goalkeepers (3): Evan Louro, Ryan Meara, Luis Robles
Defenders (13): Roy Boateng, Rece Buckmaster, Kyle Duncan, Connor Lade, Kemar Lawrence, Janos Loebe, Michael Amir Murillo, Sean Nealis, Tim Parker, Jordan Scarlett#, Amro Tarek, John Tolkin^, Allen Yanes
Aaron Long – away with USMNT
Midfielders (15): Vincent Bezecourt, Sean Davis, Marcus Epps, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Omir Fernandez, Andreas Ivan, Kaku, Jean-Cristophe Koffi, Chris Lema#, Ben Mines, Alex Muyl, Danny Royer, Marc Rzatkowski, Jared Stroud#, Florian Valot
Cristian Casseres, Jr. – away with Venezuela U-20 MNT
Forwards (4): Anatole Abang, Tom Barlow#, Brian White, Bradley Wright-Phillips