HARRISON, N.J. (March 15, 2019) – New York Red Bulls II have signed defender Janos Loebe to a USL Championship contract pending league and federation approval and receipt of his P-1 visa, the club announced today. The club has also added forward Amarildo de Souza on loan from Red Bull Brasil pending league and federation approval, and the receipt of his ITC and P-1 visa.
Loebe, 23, was named the Atlantic-10 Offensive Player of the Year twice in his four-year career at Fordham University. The Rams midfielder tallied 31 assists, which is second on the all-time list at Fordham, only behind New York Red Bulls II Head Coach John Wolyniec. The Kierspe, Germany native was the A-10 Rookie of the Year back in 2015. Loebe featured for the Red Bulls U23 team in 2018 and was ranked No. 8 on the USL League Two Top Prospect List. He was selected No. 22 overall by the Red Bulls in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
Souza, 20, has appeared in three matches across all competitions in Brazil. He made his first team debut with Red Bull Brasil last season against Noroeste. He attended and participated in the New York Red Bulls second preseason trip in Tucson, AZ.
New York Red Bulls II face Nashville Soccer Club on March 24 at MSU Soccer Park on the campus of Montclair State University. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. ET. For tickets, visit www.newyorkredbulls.com/2/tickets or call 1.877.727.7585.