Player Details

Name

Sean Nealis

Pronunciation

KNEEL-is

Height

6' 4"

Weight

174 lbs

Date of Birth

1.13.1997 (24)

Birthplace

, NY USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Senior
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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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

2021: Set career-high in games started (14), games played (14), and minutes played (1,170)... played and started in every match this season...part of backline for five of six shutouts this season, most recently against Columbus Crew on August 18...recorded his first assist of the season against Nashville S.C. on June 18.

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.

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