The New York Red Bulls currently have three players loaned out to other clubs for the 2022 season. Find out how they’re faring and what kind of impact they’re making at clubs across the world.
David Jensen (KVC Westerlo)
KVC Westerlo, goalkeeper David Jensen’s current team, recently secured the 1B Pro League championship and will be promoted to the Belgian first division.
This is the club's first trophy since winning the Belgian second division in 2014.
Jensen has been one of the catalysts of Westerlo’s title-winning season, contributing 10 total clean sheets in 25 appearances.
In those appearances, Jensen allowed an average of less than one goal per match. His efforts helped Westerlo to a league-best 27 goals conceded in 27 matches.
With the Red Bulls, Jensen has played a total of 927 minutes and registered two clean sheets.
Jake La Cava (Tampa Bay Rowdies)
The 21-year-old forward has made an instant impact for his new team, scoring three goals in four appearances for the Rowdies after his preseason arrival, helping the side make an undefeated start to the season throughout the month of March.
His contributions have not gone unnoticed, as La Cava was one of five players nominated for the USL Championship Player of the Month.
La Cava has made an appearance in all six of Tampa Bay’s matches so far this season, including being featured in the starting eleven four times.
His goals have come at some crucial times, including the equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Hartford on March 27.
Tampa Bay, who currently sit in third place in the USL Championship standings, will face a tough US Open Cup on the road against Orlando City SC on April 20.
Omar Sowe (Breidablik Kópavogur)
Forward Omar Sowe, who was loaned to Icelandic first division side Breidablik Kópavogur, has yet to feature for his new club in their preseason matches.
The Icelandic first division club recently wrapped up the group stage of their league cup competition, the Lengjubikarinn, with a 4-1-0 record. Sowe did not make an appearance, and was not on the bench, in any of the five matches.
In the Icelandic Super Cup match against Vikingur Reykjavik on April 10, a match that Breidablik lost 1-0, Sowe made his first appearance on the bench.
Breidablik, who finished two points away from securing the Icelandic first division championship in 2021, will kick off their season on April 19.
Sowe will be a factor for a team that will likely be contending again for a championship, while also competing on the European stage, as their 2021 league position earned them a spot in the qualifying rounds for the Europa Conference League.