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Alex Muyl traded to Nashville for international slot

Red Bulls bid farewell to Manhattan native, academy product

SOCCER: JUN 01 MLS - Real Salt Lake at New York Red Bulls Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Thursday afternoon New York Red Bulls announced a trade with Nashville SC sending winger Alex Muyl to the expansion club in return for an international roster slot through the end of the 2021 season. The Red Bulls will also receive an additional $50,000 in general allocation money (GAM) if Muyl meets certain performance-based metrics.

“We’d like to thank Alex for his contributions to the club,” said Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell. “All clubs take pride in players from their academy progressing to the first team, and Alex has always represented the organization well on and off the field. We wish Alex all the best in this next stage of his career.”

A native of Lower Manhattan, Muyl began his career in the Red Bulls Academy from 2011 to 2013. After three seasons of standout play at Georgetown University, he would sign a homegrown player contract in December of 2015. He played in his first professional game as a substitute in the famous 7-0 victory at Yankee Stadium over New York City FC, scoring his first professional goal in the rout.

“Alex is a true professional and he committed fully to our club during his time here,” said Head Coach Chris Armas. “Alex set a great example of what it means to be a Red Bull player on the field and he was also a leader in the community. As a staff, we’re thankful for our time with Alex and we wish him only the best.”

In his four-plus seasons with his hometown team, Muyl played in 140 matches with 91 of them as a starter, recording 12 goals and 19 assists.