Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York announced Tuesday that the
club has signed goalkeeper Santiago Castano and striker Armando Moreno from
the Red Bulls Academy.
The duo will sign with New York via the Major League Soccer Homegrown Player
rule, becoming the club's sixth and seventh academy products to join the first
"Both of these players have trained with the first team during the past year
and they impressed our technical staff," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy
Roxburgh. "It is a priority for our club to bring young players from our
academy to the first team and we want to congratulate Santiago and Armando for
taking this step."
Castano, 17, has been with the Red Bulls Academy since September of 2008,
featuring for the club's Under-14, 15, 16 and 18 teams. He was a member of the
Under-17 U.S. National Team Residency program in 2010 and has also been called
into the Under-14, Under-15 and Under-18 U.S. youth squads.
Moreno, 17, joined Red Bulls Academy in November of 2009 and has played for
the Red Bulls Under-15, 16 and 18 squads. The striker notched 33 goals and 22
assists to lead the Under-16 team to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy
championship in the 2011-12 season.
The duo will be added to the roster pending passing a team physical.
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