As temperatures in the New York Metropolitan Area took a dive into single digits, the New York Red Bulls opened preseason camp in Florida with 35 players.
The roster includes 22 of 24 players on the first team. Center back Aaron Long will miss New York’s Florida trip as he is training with the U.S. Men’s National Team. Midfielder Cristian Casseres, Jr., is also absent as he trains with Venezuelan U-20 Men’s National Team.
German midfielder Marc Rzatkowski, whose loan ended at the end of 2018, will join the Red Bulls in camp. Also in attendance is Marcus Epps, who the team selected in the MLS Waiver Draft in December. Red Bulls Academy product Omir Fernandez and 2018 NYRB II defender Allen Yanes also join New York in Bradenton.
2019 Preseason Roster by Position
Key: *2019 draft pick: #NYRB II player: •current academy player
Evan Louro, Ryan Meara, Luis Robles
Roy Boateng*, Rece Buckmaster*, Kyle Duncan, Connor Lade, Kemar Lawrence, Janos Loebe*, Michael Amir Murillo, Sean Nealis*, Tim Parker, Jordan Scarlett#, Amro Tarek, John Tolkin•, Allen Yanes•
Vincent Bezecourt, Sean Davis, Marcus Epps, Derrick Etienne, Jr., Omir Fernandez, Andreas Ivan, Kaku, Jean-Cristophe Koffi, Chris Lema#, Ben Mines, Alex Muyl, Danny Royer, Marc Rzatkowski, Jared Stroud#, Florian Valot
Anatole Abang, Tom Barlow#, Brian White, Bradley Wright-Phillips