Red Bulls Finalize Contract With Waiver Draftee Epps

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Marcus Epps. Photo: New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls have signed Marcus Epps to an MLS contract just weeks after selecting him in the league’s Waiver Draft.

The Red Bulls traded up in the waiver draft to select Epps, who made 32 MLS appearances for the Philadelphia Union over two seasons. He had three goals and three assists in 1,318 minutes. The 23-year-old played four years at the University of South Florida. He was selected 25th overall by the Union in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

“We moved up to select Marcus in the waiver draft because we believe he is a talented player who fits our philosophy,” said Denis Hamlett, New York’s sporting director. “We are glad to get this deal done at the start of preseason. We look forward to getting him integrated into our squad.”

“Marcus has a lot of qualities that we like,” said Head Coach Chris Armas. “His ability and willingness to take players on and run behind as well as his attitude make him an exciting addition. We’re glad to have him as part of our group.”