Player Details

Name

Sean Nealis

Height

6' 4"

Weight

174 lbs

Date of Birth

1.13.1997 (24)

Birthplace

Massapequa, NY USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

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 third season. 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 in 2019.

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.

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