Cristian Casseres Jr.
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Deportivo La Guaira on Feb. 2, 2018.
Casseres Jr. is a young central midfielder who fits the Red Bulls style of play. A fearless and pacy ball-winner, the Venezuelan could be poised for a breakout season as Tyler Adams' heir apparent.
INTERNATIONAL: For country, Cásseres, Jr., was a fixture for the Venezuelan U-17 squad before being called into camp for the U-20 side that finished as runners up at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was also on the roster for the 2017 CONMEBOL Under-17 Football Championship, starting seven of the nine matches and scoring one goal.
OUTSIDE MLS: Cásseres Jr. has risen quickly through the ranks for club and country in his native Venezuela. At the age of 16, the midfielder made his professional debut for Deportivo La Guaira in the Venezuelan First Division. Cásseres, Jr., made 15 total appearances for the senior team and scored once. He made 26 appearances for Red Bulls II in the USL in 2018, scoring three goals.