New York Red Bulls Sign Defender Jonathan Borrajo

HARRISON, NJ (Jan. 5, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls announced today that it has signed defender and Clifton, NJ native Jonathan Borrajo.

Borrajo most recently played for Hamarkameratene of Norway. Originally starting with the team in the Norway’s Second Division, Borrajo played every game of his first season since his Aug. 2010 debut and helped his club earn promotion to the First Division. Overall, the full back made 36 appearances for Hamarkameratene.

“We believe that Jonathan is an exciting player who can compete for a spot in our starting lineup,” said Red Bulls General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “Jonathan was an important part in helping his old team reach promotion to the Norwegian First Division and we are thrilled to be bringing in a young, local product to MLS and back to his hometown club.”

Prior to joining Hamarkameratene, Borrajo featured for the Real Maryland Monarchs of the USL Second Division in 2009, serving as team captain and being the only player to feature in every minute of each match. He earned a spot on the USL Second Division All-League First Team for his efforts.

Borrajo attended George Mason University, being named to the All-CAA Second Team and CAA All-Tournament Team. During his four-year career at GMU, Borrajo featured in 77 games, recording two goals and four assists. The 24-year-old was a standout at Clifton High School, being named Team MVP and Best Defender while earning spots on the All-State and All-County teams. He has also featured in the Red Bulls Academy’s Under-20 squad.

Jonathan Borrajo
Position: Defender
Pronunciation: bohr-RAH-hoe
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Day of Birth: June 2, 1987 in Clifton, NJ
Hometown: Clifton, NJ
College: George Mason University
Previous Professional Club: Hamarkameratene (Norwegian First Division)
How Acquired: Signed on Jan. 5, 2012