HOW ACQUIRED: Loaned from Sporting San Miguelito through the end of the 2018 season on July 28, 2017.
Escobar is a young center back who joined the New York Red Bulls in 2017. Providing defensive depth amidst six appearances in his debut season, he'll be looking to earn more time in Jesse Marsch's starting XI this season.
INTERNATIONAL: The Panama City native earned his first senior cap in February of 2015 in a friendly against the United States. He appeared in three of Panama’s 2017 Gold Cup matches.
OUTSIDE MLS: Escobar began his professional career at San Francisco FC before moving to Sporting San Miguelito, also in Panama City. Fellow Red Bull Michael Amir Murillo is currently on loan from San Francisco FC. Murillo and Escobar have been teammates at both the youth and senior levels for Panama. He most recently spent the 2016/17 season on loan to Sporting B, the reserve side for Sporting CP in Portugal. While on loan to Sporting B he made 14 appearances, including 12 starts, and scored one goal in the Ledman Liga Pro season.