Player Details


Michael Bustamante


5' 9"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

9.21.1989 (33)


Medellín, Colombia


Career Summary

How Acquired: Was selected in the first round (13th overall) of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft out of Boston University. Signed with Red Bulls on Feb. 22, 2013

2014: Did not make an MLS regular season appearance, underwent season-ending surgery on August 20 to repair torn right ACL. Played in friendly against Arsenal in July… US Open Cup: Came on as a sub in game against Cosmos… MLS Reserves: Scored in reserve game March 30 vs. USL Pro side the Dayton Dutch Lions and on April 6 on a penalty in the 55th minute in reserve game at Montreal. Scored in reserves vs. Charleston on April 18 on penalty kick.

2013: Made four regular-season appearances, including one start, and contributed an assist in his rookie season … Made his MLS debut on July 13 in final minutes of 4-0 win vs. Montreal … Also appeared on July 20 at Toronto and Sept. 8 at Houston … Made first career start during the Red Bulls’ late surge to the Supporters’ Shield and earned an assist on Thierry Henry goal in 2-0 win vs. Toronto on Sept. 14 … Playoffs: Did not appear … U.S. Open Cup: Played all 90 minutes in 2-0 win vs. Reading United on May 29 … MLS Reserve League: Appeared in 11 of 12 reserve games, making nine starts, and finished third on the team with three goals, adding an assist … Scored his first goal in 6-1 win at Chicago on April 7 … Also scored in 2-1 win vs. Chicago on Aug. 27 … Had a goal and an assist in 7-2 win at Houston on Sept. 8 … Other: Started and played 67 minutes in 2-2 friendly tie vs. Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

College: Had successful career at Boston University … Four-time all-Northeast region and all-America East Conference selection … Appeared in 69 games in his career, scoring nine goals and adding 27 assists, which ranked ninth in BU history … Redshirted 2011 season due to injury … Named America East Midfielder of the Year and conference Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2008, as well as earning second team freshman all-America honors.

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