HOW ACQUIRED: Selected as the first pick of the second round (No. 25 overall) in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft; signed on February 17, 2019.
A tall, imposing center back, Nealis was one of seven players selected by the Red Bulls in the 2019 SuperDraft, and the first to sign a first-team contract. The New York native should again be a reserve providing depth and squad competition in his rookie campaign. Older brother Jimmy was a 2013 SuperDraft pick of the Houston Dynamo (No. 37 overall) and played for the NASL's New York Cosmos before calling time on his pro career. Younger brother Dylan was picked by Inter Miami CF.
COLLEGE: Made 72 appearances over a four-year NCAA career at Hofstra, scoring four goals and three assists. A Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team selection.