New York Signs Midfielder Ryan Maduro

HARRISON, NJ (March 19, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls announced today that it has signed midfielder Ryan Maduro. Per league and club rules, the terms of each deal were not disclosed.

“Ryan earned his spot on the roster after a solid showing in preseason,” said Red Bulls General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “He is a young midfielder from the northeast who will provide us depth and can develop within our squad.”

Maduro had training stints with English sides, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool, as well as Portugal’s Belenenses in the past year. Before turning professional, Maduro enjoyed four excellent seasons on the collegiate level playing for Providence College from 2004-08. During his college career, Maduro played in 60 games, scoring 12 goals and 16 assists. As a junior, Maduro was named a First Team All American and a First Team All- Big East selection. Since finishing his college career, Maduro played for USL Premier Development League sides Rhode Island Stingrays in 2009 and Forest City London in 2010. Last year, Maduro, 25, appeared for the Red Bulls Reserve League team twice.

#13 Ryan Maduro
Position: Midfielder
Pronunciation: mah-DURR-roh
Height: 5-10
Weight: 177 pounds
Day of Birth: April 6, 1986 in Providence, RI
Hometown: Providence, RI
College: Providence College
How Acquired: Signed on March 19, 2012