HARRISON, N.J. – New York Red Bulls II have signed Ugandan international midfielder Steven Sserwadda to an MLS NEXT Pro contract, the club announced today.
Sserwadda, 21, will be entering his fourth season in the Red Bull organization. The midfielder has logged 1,396 minutes in 18 appearances since making his debut for Red Bulls II on October 15, 2021, against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. In that span, Sserwadda tallied two goals and one assist.
The Ugandan National has not played a professional match since undergoing surgery in April of 2023 to repair a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
“We have the complete belief in Steven as a person and as a player to overcome his major injury”, said Head of Sport Jochen Schneider. “We want to be there with him while he returns to the form we know he can achieve when he has fully recovered.”
The midfielder has appeared in five matches for the Ugandan National Team, three of which being starts. Sserwadda made his Senior National Team debut on March 25 against Tajikistan. The 21-year-old made eight appearances for the Ugandan U20 National Team and recorded five goals in that time.
“Steven is a talented young player that has an incredibly useful skillset in the midfield,” said Head Coach Ibrahim Sekagya. “We have seen how he can thrive within our system, and we cannot wait to have him back in the squad.”
The Kampala, Uganda native will be set to compete as New York Red Bulls II prepare for the club’s second season in MLS NEXT Pro.
TRANSACTION: New York Red Bulls II sign Ugandan international midfielder Steven Sserwadda to an MLS NEXT Pro contract on February 6, 2024.
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