Breaking down the 2020 NYRBII preseason roster part II

The preseason roster is here, full fresh faces looking to kickstart a pro career with the New York Red Bulls II. Continuing our coverage from earlier in the week, we take a look at the midfielders brought into camp.

If you missed part I, the defenders and goalies are covered here.

The midfield is comprised of a mix of players signed, like Caden Clark, draft picks, who were with the first team, and trialists. We will start with the trialists as they are the newest names.

Samad Bounthong

Bounthong was an attacker for two years in the academy before transitioning to more of an 8/6 in college. He was a star for Marist making all-MAAC first team his junior and senior year.

CJ Weinstein

The son of former metro start Cordt Weinstein, CJ is a 6’1″ midfielder who projects as a defensive mid.

John Denis

The Columbia grad projects as a winger or an attacking mid. He has 19 career goals for the Lions, and scored 7 of them in his senior campaign. He has 9 assists with 4 of them coming his senior year.

Miguel Yuste

Yuste continues the trend of looking for players at Ivy League schools, the native of Spain scored 8 goals, and had 4 assists last season. He will look to earn a roster spot as an attacking midfield

Barry Sharifi, Deri Corfe, Stavros Zarkostas

These three were all in the first team camp. Sharifi is an 8/6 with the team seeing him as more of a 6. Corfe is a bit of a hybrid player as he can play as a striker or a 10 or some combo in between. Zarkostas is a pure winger with pace to burn. More on all three can be found here.

One Comment on “Breaking down the 2020 NYRBII preseason roster part II”

  1. For me personally, it was scoring my first professional goal against Atlanta United 2 last June. It is definitely something I will never forget. Overall, just looking back at some of the wins we had, the team pulled out some big results. We are looking to take that a step forward this year.

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