HARRISON, N.J. (June 22, 2022) — The New York Red Bulls have signed New York Red Bulls II midfielder Steven Sserwadda and defender Juan Castillo to short-term loan ahead of Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match against NYCFC, the club announced today.
Both players will be available for the Red Bulls U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match against New York City FC. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app, and NewYorkRedBulls.com.
Sserwadda, 19, is in his second year with NYRB II and has made 14 USL Championship appearances for the club. He has made 10 appearances this season and has totaled 862 minutes played. The Kampala, Uganda native has featured for all levels of Uganda National Football teams, where he has made three appearances and totaled 120 minutes played for the Uganda Senior National Team. He made his senior national team debut on on March 25 against Tajikistan.
Castillo, 19, is in his second year with NYRB II and has dawned the captain’s armband for the club multiple times this season. He has made 42 career USL Championship appearances over his two seasons and has tallied three assists. The Tumaco, Colombia native was tied for third in the club in assists last year.
Following Wednesday’s match, the Red Bulls will head to the West Coast to battle Los Angeles FC for the first time since 2019 on Sunday, June 26. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET with coverage on ABC and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and NewYorkRedBulls.com.