clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Red Bulls bring two in on trial

New, comment

One familiar and one new face showed up at training camp.

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Stefano Bonomo finally has come home, y'all.

The second-round pick's world trial tour appears to have booked some U.S. legs:

Bonomo, a striker, showed no interest in joining the Red Bulls after being drafted, going on trial in Poland, England, and Italy. Now he's in training and could be trialing for a spot on the Red Bulls or for NYRB II. If he were to finally sign, that means the Red Bulls brought all four draft picks from 2015 in and are working with them to develop them in the organization.

Bonomo is not the only person on trial today, as the team looks to add depth in defense:

Ballo was the 30th overall pick (second-round) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, selected by the Houston Dynamo. He spent some time with Charleston, but not too much as he was released on Apr. 23. Ballo also had a trial with D.C. United in May, which makes sense given he went to college at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ballo is a defenseman who can play both center back and right-back, the latter being a position that the Red Bulls could use depth in. Like Bonomo it is unclear if the Red Bulls are looking at Ballo potentially for the senior team or NYRB II.

The Red Bulls have two open roster spots currently according to the team.