After having his loan option declined by the Red Bulls in December, Marc Rzatkowski will travel to Florida for preseason camp.
The Red Bulls began their preseason training in Bradenton, FL today after a short week of training in Hanover, NJ. The announcement signals the likelihood of Rzatkowski rejoining the Red Bulls officially in some capacity.
Following that news, the club released an official list of the players attending preseason camp.
The German playmaker appeared in 27 matches last season where he scored twice and added 7 assists. Rzatkowski featured in multiple positions for Armas’ side including central defensive and attacking midfield, as well as right wing. Red Bull Salzburg loaned the midfielder to the Red Bulls last January and the stint produced excellent results.
The loss of Tyler Adams to RB Leipzig created a question of depth in central midfield heading into 2019. As a versatile player who can play multiple positions, Rzatkowski is also well versed in the system. If a deal can be reached, the Red Bulls will regain some much needed experience and continuity in the midfield.
2019 Preseason Roster by Position
Key: * – 2019 draft pick, # – NYRB II player, ^ – current academy player
Goalkeepers (3): Evan Louro, Ryan Meara, Luis Robles
Defenders (13): 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
Aaron Long – away with USMNT
Midfielders (15): 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
Cristian Casseres, Jr. – away with Venezuela U-20 MNT
Forwards (4): Anatole Abang, Tom Barlow#, Brian White, Bradley Wright-Phillips
Photo by Bill Twomey Photography