Stefano Bonomo finally has come home, y'all.
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:
Right back Oumar Ballo is also on trial with #RBNY— Eric Giacometti (@Eric_Giacometti) July 14, 2015
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.