January 28, 2014
THEY'RE ON TRIAL
Red Bulls bring in 10 candidates to camp
The Red Bulls have brought 10 trialists to pre-season training in Orlando, Fla.
The Miguel Ibarra listed on the Red Bulls trialist roster is different from the one who played with Minnesota United in the North American Soccer League. This Ibarra comes from Ecuador.
The Red Bulls still are interested in the Minnesota Ibarra, according to a source close to the team.
It is quite rare to have a player with the same name linked to the same professional club.
The trialists are:
Goalkeeper (1): Evan Lauro-&
Defenders (4): Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo**, Chris Duvall*, Miguel Ibarra**,Tyler Polak**
Midfielders (4): Arun Basuljevic-&, Chris Lema-&, Widner Saint Cyr-$, Eric Stevenson*
Forward (1) Sammy Adjei Jr.-$
& - Current Red Bulls Academy Player
$ - Former Red Bulls Academy Player (Red Bulls have homegrown rights)
* - MLS SuperDraft Selection
** - Guest player
The Red Bulls also have a 26-player active roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Santiago Castano, Ryan Meara, Luis Robles
Defenders (8): Armando*, Richard Eckersley**, Kosuke Kimura, Connor Lade, Matt Miazga, Roy Miller, Jamison Olave, Ibrahim Sekagya
Midfielders (10): Eric Alexander, Ruben Bover, Michael Bustamante, Tim Cahill, Ian Christianson, Bobby Convey, Dax McCarty, Marius Obekop, Lloyd Sam, Jonny Steele
Forwards (5): Andre Akpan, Thierry Henry, Peguy Luyindula, Amando Moreno, Bradley Wright-Phillips
* - Pending receipt of P-1 Visa, ITC and passing a physical
**- Pending receipt of P-1 Visa and passing a physical