New York Red Bulls Sign 19-Year-Old Ugandan Midfieder To Homegrown Contract
The New York Red Bulls have completed the signing of Ugandan Midfieder Steven Sserwadda to an MSL Homegrown deal.
Sserwadda, 19, will occupy an international spot on the Red Bulls roster after impressing on a short-term deal some two weeks back, from feeder side New York Red Bulls II.
This development was announced on Saturday evening via the club’s official social media sites.
“We have signed Ugandan international Steven Sserwadda to an @MLS contract,” reads club statement.
Speaking about this New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett said: “Steven is a dynamic young player that we have seen develop during his time with New York Red Bulls II and we are excited to add him to our roster.”
“In his time with the club, we have seen the promising qualities he possesses, and we are looking forward to having him on the field with us.”
Sserwadda made his Red Bulls debut in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal win against New York City FC on June 22. He made his MLS debut in a win against Atlanta United on June 30
“What we’ve seen from Steven over the last couple months has been very exciting,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber.
“He fits into our style of play, and we have seen that in his appearances over the last month and believe that he can succeed at the MLS level.”
The 19-year old has earned three caps since making his debut with Uganda’s senior national team on March 25.
With the New York Red Bulls II, he made 14 USL Championship appearances for the club. Sserwadda played 10 games this season, logging 862 minutes.
He made his first-team debut in the club’s quarterfinal match of the US Open Cup against New York City FC and made his MLS debut on July 30 against Atlanta United FC.
Sserwadda is a graduate from the KCCA FC academy, whose senior team he left in 2021 to join New York Red Bulls II.