Tarek was named New York’s 2019 Newcomer of the Year
HARRISON, N.J. (December 20, 2019) – The New York Red Bulls signed Egyptian defender Amro Tarek to a new MLS contract, the club announced today. Tarek made 20 appearances for New York last season and was named the team’s Newcomer of the Year.
“Amro fit in well with our team from the start, and was solid when called upon last season,” said Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “He’s a versatile defender, and his qualities fit well within our playing philosophy. Amro proved to be an important player for us and we’re pleased to extend his time with us into 2020 and beyond.”
Tarek, acquired via trade with Orlando City SC last offseason, showed well in his first season in New York, helping New York to five clean sheets as a starter. The Red Bulls were 10-6-3 in MLS play when Tarek started a match. The Egyptian international also chipped in one goal and one assist.
“Amro was an important player for us last year,” said Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas. “Amro is a quality player, incredible person, and has fully committed himself to us. As a staff we’re pleased to have him in our defensive group and know that he is reliable in every way.”
Prior to MLS, Tarek featured with Wadi Degla during the 2017-18 season, amassing 10 starts and 21 appearances. He made his senior team debut in the Egyptian Premier League at 22 years old for El Gouna FC on January 9, 2014. Overall, Tarek made 83 combined appearances for three different Egyptian Premier League teams (Wadi Degla, El Gouna, Enppi) and accrued 7,033 minutes played.
Transaction: New York Red Bulls sign Amro Tarek to a new MLS contract on December 20, 2019.
Date of Birth: May 17, 1992
Birthplace: Assuit, Egypt
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Years of MLS Experience: Three seasons (one with RBNY)