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Minnesota United sign Caden Clark from Red Bull Leipzig

Caden Clark - MIN transfer


US youth international midfielder Caden Clark will soon return to MLS in hopes of jumpstarting his promising career, with Minnesota United FC announcing Thursday they’ve acquired the 20-year-old from German Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig.

Clark, a Minnesota native, is currently on loan at Danish second-division side Vendsyssel FF through December 2023. He will join the Loons at the start of the Primary Transfer Window in 2024, having signed a two-year contract, with two club options, for an undisclosed fee.

“Caden Clark is a talented, young footballer who is excited to be joining our club. We feel we’ve now brought in and developed a core group of young players that will leave us in good stead and help set the standard for the club over the next few years,” head coach Adrian Heath said in a release.

“He’s a Minnesota kid, which is another big plus for us, he’s coming home. We know what he is capable of and we’ve seen his talent here in Major League Soccer. We are really thrilled to get him beginning next season and I know our fans will be excited as well.”

During his first MLS stint, Clark produced 7g/7a in 47 games spanning three seasons (2020-22) with the New York Red Bulls. He developed a reputation for long-range golazos, quickly rising to prominence. 

Affiliate club RB Leipzig acquired his rights in 2021 and loaned him back to RBNY twice before sending him on loan to Vendsyssel earlier this month and ultimately agreeing on his permanent transfer to Minnesota United.

Internationally, the attacking midfielder was part of the US squad that won the 2022 U-20 Concacaf Championship. That helped the US qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, as well as the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.