Player Details

Name

Michael Bustamante

Height

5' 9"

Weight

161 lbs

Date of Birth

9.21.1989 (32)

Birthplace

Medellín, Colombia

Position

Midfielder
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
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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