(Harrison, NJ) New York Red Bulls have signed Tom Barlow to a MLS contract; this comes off of a hot start to the season at 8 goals, and a 10 goal season last year. Only in his second year with Red Bulls II, Barlow has been an outstanding addition to the team, having a tenacity and relentless edge to him. Barlow was a University of Wisconsin player, and will have the tough task of filling in a void that is sorely needed up top at the striker position for the first team.
Red Bulls Sporting Director Dennis Hamlet praised Barlow, and commented on the hard work he puts in.
“Tom has earned a spot on our First Team roster with his play on the field, which is a result of hard work and commitment day in and day out. When we drafted Tom in 2018 we liked him as a player, and now we have seen how he fits within our team, and within our playing style. We are excited for Tom to get this opportunity and look forward to his continued development.”
Head Coach Chris Armas also praised Barlow and the work that Red Bull II coach John Wolyniec puts in
“We are pleased to add Tom to the first team. We’ve watched him closely with our USL team and have seen rapid growth. Tom is athletic, honest, but also intelligent and this makes him a consistent attacking threat up the field. This signing is another example of the value of our USL team and the work that John Wolyniec and his staff continue to do.”
Barlow will be available tonight to play against the Montreal Impact. Whether he is starting or will come off the bench remains to be seen.
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