The New York Red Bulls II announced two new signees Monday afternoon, MLS SuperDraft selection Rashid Nuhu and Miguel Silva.
Nuhu earned the 70th overall selection in the SuperDraft. The Red Bulls signed all but two players they drafted to NYRBII. Only Nuhu, and recently retired Joey Piatczyc, remained unsigned heading into the season.
Nuhu, 23, was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team during his junior and senior seasons. The Accra, Ghana native holds the record for most minutes played (6,942 minutes) in Fordham University Men’s Soccer program history. The goalkeeper is second, behind current New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara, in shutouts with 30 to his name. Nuhu was selected No. 70 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by the Red Bulls. He participated in three scrimmages against the Portland Timbers, Phoenix Rising SC, and FC Dallas. Nuhu played for the Red Bulls U23 during the 2018 USL League Two season.
Silva, 18, signed his first professional contract with Deportivo La Guaira when he was 16 years old. He made 14 appearances with Metropolitanos in Venezuela. He was teammates with NYRB II defender Edgardo Rito, when he played there in 2018.
NYRBII’s goalkeeping depth relied on academy players and first team players loaned down to USL. Nuhu and Silva are welcome additions.
Silva is the third Venerzuelan to join the team in recent years. Cristian Cásseres Jr. played at Deportivo La Guaira before joining NYRBII, leaving just before Silva’s time at the club.
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