Player Details

Name

Sean Nealis

Pronunciation

KNEEL-is

Height

6' 4"

Weight

174 lbs

Date of Birth

1.13.1997 (25)

Birthplace

, NY

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• First MLS goal - at FC Dallas, 5/11/2019 in the 58th minute, assisted by Michael Amir Murillo
• First MLS assist - vs. Atlanta United, 5/19/2019 on a Tom Barlow goal in the 65th minute
• First MLS game - at Columbus Crew SC, 3/2/2019
• First MLS start - at FC Dallas, 5/11/2019

2022: Played and started in all six matches this season...logging 540 minutes played.

2021: MLS: Set career-highs in games started (24), games played (24), and minutes played (2,430)...part of backline for 12 of 13 shutouts this season, most recently against Atlanta United FC on November 3...recorded his first assist of the season against Nashville S.C. on June 18... scored his first goal of the season and the game-winner against Columbus Crew on October 23... finished second in MLS in aerials won with 128. Playoffs: Made his postseason debut for New York against Philadelphia Union on Nov. 20...started and played all 120 minutes.

2020: Recorded season highs in games started (5) and minutes played (453) in six appearances ... tallied one assist.

2019: Made his MLS debut on March 2 against the Columbus Crew...Recorded 452 minutes in nine appearances...scored his first MLS goal on May 11 against FC Dallas. CCL: Played 36 minutes in the Round of 16 second leg. USL: Started all 20 of his appearances...made 85 clearances and scored three goals Open Cup: Did not appear

COLLEGE

Named the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year to cap off four years at Hofstra ... Hofstra’s team captain in 2018 and started 69 matches in four seasons for the Pride ... alongside a strong career on the field, he was named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America First Team, becoming just the fourth Hofstra men’s soccer student-athlete in program history to earn the recognition.

ACQUIRED

New York Red Bulls sign defender Sean Nealis to MLS contract on August 25, 2021.

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Stars to face the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10