HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 3, 2019. Previously selected 32nd overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
A versatile defender who is naturally a fullback but has played all across the backline, Buckmater is the latest player to come to earn a deal with the Red Bulls first team after starring for Red Bulls II. He should provide valuable depth in the stretch run.
OUTSIDE MLS: Made 17 appearances, including 15 starts for Red Bulls II in the 2019. Also featured for the Red Bulls' first team in a 2019 U.S. Open Cup game.
COLLEGE: A starter for the last two out of his four years at Indiana University, Buckmaster was part of the team that reached consecutive College Cups in 2017 and 2018. Tallied five goals and 12 assists across 82 appearances (53 starts) in his collegiate career.