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New York Red Bulls U-23 roster officially announced, finally

There is an official squad.

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The New York Red Bulls U-23 team has a game coming up. Soon: 7:30 pm today. In a competition of some significance: US Open Cup. So it seems like a good idea for the club to get a squad together for it.

In the nick of time, slightly more than 24 hours before the U-23s kick off in USOC 2016, RBNY announced that it does actually have a roster ready for the match.

Twenty-five players have been named as members of this season's RBNY U-23 squad.

Name Position College Year RBNY Academy Grad
Anderson Asiedu Midfielder Monmouth Freshman No
Arun Basuljevic Midfielder Georgetown Sophomore Yes
Marcello Borges Defender Michigan Freshman Yes
Thomas De Villardi De Montlaur Midfielder Delaware Junior No
Steven Echevarria Midfielder Wake Forest Sophomore Yes
Robert Edwards Goalkeeper St. Joseph's Sophomore No
Christopher Flores Midfielder Northeastern Freshman Yes
Sevag Kherlopian Forward Kean Sophomore No
Eric Klenofsky Goalkeeper Monmouth Junior No
Zach Knudson Midfielder NC State Sophomore No
Antoine Le Gall Midfielder St. John's Junior No
Christopher Lema Midfielder Georgetown Sophomore Yes
Ethan Lochner Forward Georgetown Freshman Yes
Andrew Lombard Defender Northeastern Freshman Yes
Andrew Lopez Midfielder UNC Freshman No
Henry Martin Defender Princeton Freshman Yes
Nicholas Melo Midfielder UNC Junior No
David October Defender UNC Sophomore No
Thibault Philippe Defender Delaware Sophomore No
Kevin Politz Defender Wake Forest Junior Yes
Juan Sanchez Forward Tulsa Freshman Yes
Jared Stroud Forward Colgate Sophomore No
Alexander Tejera Forward Siena Sophomore Yes
Rhys Williams Defender Columbia Junior No
Kyle Zajec Midfielder Georgetown Freshman Yes

The U-23s will start their Premier Development League season on May 21, and it is thanks to PDL's efforts to keep its fans informed that we got advance notice of RBNY's intentions for this roster.

The club's official roster adds three names to those already released by PDL: Academy graduates Andrew Lombard and Kevin Politz, and David October, an Englishman who was a youth prospect with Ipswich Town before moving to UNC.