After Luis Robles and Evan Louro departed the team last week, the New York Red Bulls needed to bring in goalkeepers this offseason to backup presumed starter Ryan Meara. The Red Bulls took a step in the right direction Tuesday afternoon, selecting former Portland Timbers goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh.
McIntosh spent the majority of his time with the USL Timbers, making 60 starts over the last four seasons. He also spent time with various US youth national teams.
His time with the Timbers showed promise, but he failed to get a look at the MLS level.
Whether McIntosh is meant to spell Evan Louro’s vacancy or back up Meara in MLS is unknown.
With the 13th pick in the 2019 MLS Re-Entry Draft, the New York Red Bulls selected Kendall McIntosh. McIntosh’s contract option was triggered by being selected in Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft, which put him on New York’s roster.
The players selected in Stage One will be exercised with their contract option for 2020, or if they’re out of contract, an offer must be extended that is at least equal to the player’s 2019 compensation.
McIntosh, 25, split time as the Portland Timbers backup and Portland Timbers II starter. The Santa Rosa, California, native made his Timbers debut against San Jose in the U.S. Open Cup on June 6, 2018, tallying a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory. He tallied 60 starts and 10 clean sheets with Portland Timbers II since 2016.
For country, McIntosh appeared in the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup. He was part of the U-14 National Development Program and the U-15 Boys’ National Team prior to residency with the U-17s. At the 2011 CONCACAF Championships in Jamaica, McIntosh helped the U.S. to a 3-2 win against El Salvador and pitched shutouts against Jamaica and Canada, allowing the U.S. to move on to the FIFA World Cup in Mexico