According to DMV Soccer, the New York Red Bulls are set to sign Kyle Zajec to a homegrown contract.
The central midfielder played 15 games with the Red Bulls U-23 PDL team in 2018. He scored two goals while adding three assists. With Georgetown, Zajec started in all 21 of his appearances helping the Hoyas win the Big East title before falling in the NCAA tournament to Michigan State. At the end of his collegiate career, Zajec scored five times and notched nine assists.
Since the age of 13, the Westport, CT native has played with the Red Bulls academy. Back in 2015, New York Red Bulls II signed the midfielder as an “amateur” which allowed him to play with the team without losing college eligibility.
No stranger to the Red Bull system, Zajec should slot in seamlessly having already played in three USL games already. New York Red Bulls II needed another central midfielder after declining options on Jose Aguinaga, Andrew Tinari, and Steven Echevarria. Cristian Casseres Jr. is also expected to make the leap from USL to MLS next season.
RBNN learned a homegrown for Zajec is unlikely. DMV have since deleted their tweet.