On March 15th, 2016, the New York Red Bulls have waived Homegrown player Chris Thorsheim. Thorsheim joined New York on a Homegrown contract in December after spending four years at Bucknell University, and is the latest roster casualty as New York continues to cut players from their Homegrown signing spree in order to make room on the roster for incoming signings.
Thorsheim served as a creative, two-way midfielder for Bucknell during his time there. His play in his first three years with the Bison earned him a place on the MAAC Hermann Trophy's preseason watch list for his senior year, with Thorsheim ending his last year in college with 8 goals and 6 assists over 18 games. Over his college career Thorsheim was an ironman, playing in all but one of his team's 89 games during his time in Pennsylvania, tallying 20 goals and 18 assists.
In addition to featuring for the Bison, Thorsheim also appeared for the New York Red Bulls U23 team. Here, he played mostly as a fullback, demonstrating his versatility while continuing to impress his coaches and the organization as a whole. Thorsheim played a key role in New York's 2014 NPSL Championship, and the team's 2015 run to the PDL championship game where they ultimately fell to KW United.
As it stands, Thorsheim is the fourth Homegrown Player to have been waived this season, joining the likes of Scott Thomsen, Santi Castaño, and Mael Corboz. Red Bulls fans may not have seen the last of Thorsheim though, as Corboz has reportedly been offered a contract with NYRBII, and it is likely that Thomsen and Thorsheim will receive that offer as well.