The New York Red Bulls have reached across the Atlantic to its sister club in Germany for its new Head of Scouting.
Benjamin Ehresmann will now lead the scouting effort for the Red Bulls. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, Ehresmann most recently served as Head Video Analyst for Scouting with the Bundesliga’s RB Leipzig. He was in that position as the club worked its way up the ranks for German professional soccer to eventual promotion to the top flight.
“I would like to use my many years of experience to contribute to the success of the New York Red Bulls,” said Ehresmann. “As the head of scouting, I have the task to build up a professional scouting department and to work together very close with [sporting director] Denis Hamlett, [head coach] Jesse Marsch and the coaching staff, and also [academy director] David Longwell to find the best and most talented players.”
Ehresmann, who played as a midfielder, began working as a youth coach for RB Leipzig in 2009 while playing in lower division leagues. He transitioned to coaching full-time in 2012 and began taking on video scouting responsibilities before being named the Head Video Analyst for Scouting with Leipzig’s senior team in 2013.
He scouted worldwide for Leipzig, helping shape a scouting philosophy for the club. He helped identify many first team players for the side that finished second in the Bundesliga last season and will compete in the UEFA Champions League during the 2017-18 season.
“He has a great track record of identifying young, talented players, which fits into our club philosophy,” said Hamlett. “We look forward to getting him up to speed to strengthen our scouting network.”