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RBNY transfer news: Red Bulls sign Ben Mines; $2m Lawrence move; Gamarra controversy latest; Quintara to Earthquakes

Jesse Marsch is all smiles as the Red Bulls land another Homegrown starlet.

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It looks like Tyler Adams is no longer the youngest member of the Red Bulls - that title now belongs to attacker Ben Mines.

On Monday afternoon the Red Bulls announced that they had signed Mines to Homegrown contract. At 17 years old, he is also the first Red Bulls player to have been born in the 21st century (May 13, 2000).

Mines has been one of the top players to come out of the Red Bull academy. He made his pro debut for NYRBII in 2016, making several appearances in the second half of the season. Mines saw action 11 times for the USL side in 2017, scoring two goals.

Even as a member of NYRBII, Mines continued to play for the U18 and U19 teams. As an academy member, Mines won the Golden Boot at the 2017 USDA Generation Adidas Cup.

Mines becomes the second Homegrown signing of the season, after Kevin Politz was signed last week.


Reports from Jamaica by way of outlet have stated that Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence is heading to Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahce in a $2-million transfer.

The Jamaican defender has made it clear over the past few weeks that he wants to play in Turkey, and has reportedly caught the attention of several huge clubs in Turkey.


The ongoing saga involving the $7 million sale of Alejandro Romero Gamarra, the Huracan club brass and an agent could be coming to a close.

Reports from Argentina state that the Huracan leadership believes they can get the transfer finalized before the end of the week.

In the interim, Gamarra has not been practicing with Huracan - suggesting he is ready to make the trip to Newark as soon as the ink is dry.


Last week it was discovered that the Red Bulls were in the hunt for Uruguayan defender Yeferson Quintana and may have submitted a bid.

However, the latest news from Uruguay are reporting that the Penarol star is heading to the San Jose Earthquakes on a one-year loan that has a $1 million buyout clause.