January 22, 2013
Meet the Red Bulls' 6 draft choices
The Red Bulls selected six players in Tuesday's Major League Soccer supplemental draft.
|Marc Cintron scored a goal against Spain while playing for Puerto Rico in an international friendly.
Photo courtesy of Providence College SID
They took midfielder Ryan Clark from Monmouth University (first overall, first round), midfielder Michael Bustamante from Boston University (13th round, first round), midfielder Ben Fisk (32nd overall, second round) from the University of Washington, midfielder Marc Cintron (34th overall, second round) from Providence College, forward Stephane Diop from the University of Connecticut (51st overall, third round) and defender Andrew Ribeiro from Creighton University (70th overall, fourth round).
The draft lasted four rounds as 19 MLS clubs picked 67 players.
Hailing from Freehold, N.J., Clark was a four-time All-Northeast Conference selection at Monmouth, amassing 80 appearances, 12 goals and 25 assists. He was a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-North Atlantic Region first team pick (2009, 2011) and earned second team honors in 2012 after making 20 starts and recording six goals and five assists. The 22-year-old attended Freehold Township High School.
Bustamante was a four-time America East All-Conference first team and NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection. Despite missing the 2011 season because of a leg injury, the 2008 America East midfielder and rookie of the year played 69 games, collecting nine goals and 27 assists over his four-year college career at BU.
Fisk, a Federal Way, Wash. native, earned All-Far West Region third team and All Pac-12 honors in his senior year at Washington, registering 20 appearances, three goals and three assists. The 2011 All-Pac 12 honorable mention spent his first two college years at Cal Poly.
A Piscataway, N.J. native, the 2011 NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team and All-Big East selection, played 69 games in four years and recordd eight goals and 20 assists for Providence. The 22-year-old also has played for the Puerto Rican National Team and scored a goal against Spain during an international friendly last Aug. 15. He also attended St. Benedictís Prep in Newark, N.J.
Named to the All-Big East third team his senior year at UConn, Diop started in 17 of 18 games in that seasons, scoring two goals and three assists. A previous NSCAA All-Northeast second team, Big ast all-tournament Team and All-Big East second team pick, Diop, from from Dakar, Senegal, played four seasons at UConn, featuring in 82 total games and scoring 16 goals.
Ribiero ended his four-year career at Creighton with 24 starts, three goals and one assist in his senior season, earning NSCAA Division I All-America first team honors. He was also named Missouri Valley Conference defensive player of the year and was a member of the All-MVC first team. The 6-foot, 180-pound defender played in 70 games at Creighton and finished with 10 goals and three assists.