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Fourteen New York academy players commit to college teams

As National Signing Day has come and gone, fourteen Red Bulls' Academy graduates find themselves moving on to the next level of their soccer careers.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls have fourteen new faces heading to the college soccer ranks next year. In an offseason that saw New York sign six Homegrown Players from the college ranks, National Signing Day saw academy players gather together at Red Bull Arena to sign their commitments, replenishing New York's numbers in the college game.

A wide variety of schools are represented among the players, with two players joining reigning national champions, Stanford, while one will join the numerous other Red Bulls' Academy graduates at Georgetown.

Striker Brian Saramago, who will attend Loyola Baltimore, and defender Mason Deeds, who's committed to Georgetown and is currently in camp with the first team, both played for NYRBII last year. Additionally, Matt Olosunde, U17 National Team standout and one time Manchester United target, announced he will be heading down south to Duke.

Here is a full list of the New York Red Bulls Academy players' commitments:

New York Red Bulls Academy
Name Position Hometown College
Samad Bounthong Midfielder Hoboken, NJ Marist
Kyle Casey Forward Fairfield, CT Stanford
Rodrigo D'Andrea Forward New York, NY Brown
Mason Deeds Defender Topton, PA Georgetown
Wojciech Gajda Goalkeeper Statin Island, NY Stony Brook
Jared Gilbey Midfielder New York, NY Stanford
Callum Johnson Midfielder New York, NY Boston College
Cristian Martinez Defender Mine Hill, NJ Monmouth
Ryan Mingachos Midfielder Danbury, CT George Mason
Matt Olosunde Defender Trenton, NJ Duke University
Kyle Perno Defender New Hyde Park, NY UCSB
Brian Saramago Forward Garden City Park, NJ Loyola Baltimore
Barry Sharifi Forward Jericho, NY Loyola Baltimore
Sean Teixeria Defender Trumbull, CT Villanova