Red Bulls Sign Danish Teen Star Jørgensen

Mathias Jørgensen, Red Bulls
Mathias Jørgensen. Photo: New York Red Bulls

With the start of the 2019 Major League Soccer season on the horizon, the New York Red Bulls are bringing in some youthful talent.

The club has completed the transfer of Mathias Jørgensen from Odense Boldklub using Targeted Allocation Money. The 18-year-old signed a multi-year contract and will be added to the team’s roster pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa

Jørgensen made his professional debut for Odense Boldklub’s first team at 17. The Hundested, Denmark, native has appeared in 18 matches across all competitions and tallied three goals in 572 minutes. Before earning promotion to the first team, he played for OB’s U-19 side. He made 25 appearances scoring 28 times in 2,112 minutes played. He also scored nine goals in nine games for the OB reserves.

“Mathias is a talented young player who fits into our philosophy and playing style,” said Denis Hamlett, Red Bulls Sporting Director. “Throughout the scouting, interviewing, and signing process we became more and more confident in Mathias’ character, his team-first attitude, and his competitive drive.”

For country, Jørgensen has seen time with both Denmark’s U-18 and U-19 squads. He made his first appearance for the U-18 team on Nov. 9, 2017, against the Czech Republic U-18s in an international friendly. Jørgensen then made his debut for the U-19 side on March 25, 2018, against Germany’s U-19s. In total, he has appeared in five matches with 260 minutes played for Denmark.

“I’m so much looking forward to being a part of the New York Red Bulls,” said Jørgensen. “I will do whatever it takes to achieve success together with my new teammates.”