Players selected to the New York Red Bulls youth academy teams will play cost-free. "We believe by eliminating the cost barrier, top players will be able to
develop within our program with a goal of someday playing on the first team for the New York Red Bulls," said RBNY Academy Director Bob Montgomery
"Top soccer talent will only
have to be selected to the program by our world-class coaching staff, said Montgomery. "Beyond that, all of the participation costs will be handled by Red Bull."
Tryouts for the 2009
cycle of teams will be held in the Spring of 2008 for the five Academy teams (U20, U18, U16, U15, U14).
"Red Bull New York continues to commit its resources to the sport of soccer in the
United States," said RBNY Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. "Red Bull is firmly committed to player development and helping support youth soccer organizations within the local community.
"This will be a significant investment that is in line with our vision of creating a world-class player development system here in the Greater New York area. For our Academy players, this is the
first step towards the goal of playing professionally for the New York Red Bulls."