The New York Red Bulls wasted no time to resign Cristian Casserers Jr. to a brand new multi-year contract as terms of the deal were not disclosed. Since the club sold Tyler Aams to their sister club Leipzig in Germany, they hoped to find a player that can replace his position.
He got his chance in the middle of last year after getting called up from their two teams in the USL Championship League, as he converted several goals, including one that was from distance in a US Open Cup match against the New England Revolution.
“We are very pleased to reach agreement with Cristian on a new contract,” saSporting Director Denis Hamlett. “Cristian showed his importance to our team last season and we look forward to his continued growth and success this year and beyond.”
Not only are the Red Bulls happy to have Casserers Jr. locked up for the future, but he is very happy as the 20-year-old was excited to resign a big contract to remain with the Red Bulls.
“I’m very happy to renew my contract with the New York Red Bulls, with this beautiful family that has been created by everyone that’s part of this team,” said Cásseres Jr. “I’m glad to continue here with the team and will continue to give my all for them.”
The Venezuelan youth international has been a player that has risen to the challenge and is a future player for the senior side. In 26 appearances he has converted once and assisted twice with over 2,000 minutes that began with the Under 17’s and currently he is considered for the Olympic qualifiers in the CONMEBOL tournament.
“Cristian took a big step forward last season, and I’m happy he is rewarded with a new contract,” said Head Coach Chris Armas. “Cristian has all the tools, physically and mentally, to continue to grow into an excellent player. He is fearless on the field and his worth ethic and determination to get better every day will continue to serve him and our club well.”
All that hard work has paid off for Casserers Jr. and now we will see more of him in the starting 11 as we will expect him to line up next to Sean Davis in the defensive midfield position. Solid move by Hamlet.