After discussing the loss of Matt Miazga to Chelsea and wondering what the Center backs could look like with Ronald Zubar, waiting for Damien Perrinelle to get back from rehab on his torn right ACL and Karl Ouimette, the club has finally pulled the trigger on a rumored signing in Ghanaian Center back Gideon Baah who transfered over from Finnish club HJK Helsinki
Signed as a Discovery Player Baah is already with the club at their training facility in Hanover, NJ as both the club and Baah are happy to be together. "Gideon has all the characteristics we were looking for in a central defender" said Sporting Director Ali Curtis, "He fits our style of play extremely well and we are anxious to have him get started with our club."
Someone on the club is also excited to have Baah perform and of course that is head coach Jesse Marsch. "He's a guy where his quality fits on how we want to play, he has played both as a full back and a center back, but we see him as a center back. That's how we plan on using him and he is very excited to be here and excited about him wanting to be here. He's a natural left footer and it's going to take some time from him to get adjusted and the good thing about him coming over now is that we can integrate him into the system."
A talented player who is aware about the club as Lloyd Sam played for the Ghana National Team last year in a friendly as he was happy to finally sign a contract. "I think I'm excited and I can't wait for the season to start and I will do my best for the New York Red Bulls. Lloyd (Sam) was telling me it's a good club and they play good football. He didn't have to tell me anything because I was able to watch them last year on Euro Sport. At the end of the day I wanted to come here. Their style of play fits what I want, I like the system they play and I think I could fir in really well."
Now with the second half of the pre-season still available and flying back down to Florida to face Orlando City, Philadelphia and the Jacksonville, Aramada Baah should have an easy time to get acquainted with the club and get as much time on the field as he can to make the club better and play catch up before the season begins on March 6th.