TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Re-signed
The 21-year-old defensive midfielder was out of contract following the 2022 campaign – his most prolific yet since making his pro debut in 2019. The Brooklyn native logged 883 minutes, between regular season and Audi MLS Cup Playoff matches, in addition to featuring with the club's MLS NEXT Pro affiliate NYCFC II (one goal in six games).
"I call New York home and for me to be able to represent this city is truly an honor," Haak said in an official statement.
"It’s always been a goal of mine to continue my development here with the club that has given me everything. I want to thank Dave [Lee, NYCFC sporting director] and everyone for believing in me. I am proud to continue the rich heritage we are creating here."
Haak's new deal seemingly gives the club's third-ever homegrown signing a chance to definitively break into the first team during a rebuilding period for NYCFC. The Cityzens have seen the bulk of their MLS Cup 2021-winning squad depart this offseason, with five starters and several substitutes leaving.
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