New York City schools are back to normal and students are back in school again, with the New York Red Bulls reportedly taking advantage of the closure to bring in a number of top academy players.
The Red Bulls have signed two of the most promising players in the academy in midfielder Felipe and forward Jordan Morris.
Both Morris and Felipe have been named on the team, which includes the likes of Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan and Chris Wondolowski.
The academy’s best players are back at work.
In addition to the players who were injured or unavailable for the match, the Red Bulls also have a number who were able to play in the match.
Bradley, who scored his first career goal in the game, will be joining the Red Bull Academy and playing alongside two of his former teammates in the RedBulls academy system.
The player will be joined by midfielder Felipo Rodriguez, who had a goal and an assist in the home match against Toronto FC.
Morris, who has not played in MLS since 2015, has been on the Redbulls youth development team.
The Red Bulls will also be able to bring back two players who made the final cut out of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Both players are former Red Bulls Academy Academy product, Kadin Chung and Kyle Beckerman, who were both part of the team that won the MLS Cup in 2017.
They were the only two players in their respective age group to be invited to the 2017 U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team camp.
The first signing for the Redblacks is midfielder Justin Mapp, who joined the RedBlacks from Toronto FC last month.
He has experience playing in the Premier League, with his career coming to an end after a successful season with the Seattle Sounders.
Mapp is a natural born midfielder, with a good amount of pace and vision, and the Red Blacks are looking to add another dynamic attacking threat to the midfield.
The second signing for Red Bulls is defender and forward Nick Hagglund.
He was one of the best defensive midfielders in the MLS, and his experience with the Redmen and Red Bulls could prove valuable for the young center back.
The 23-year-old has played in four MLS games, and scored a goal against the Columbus Crew in the first leg of the first round of the MLS playoffs.
He will join the RedBLacks in the summer transfer window, according to an article by Goal.com.