Red Bulls add Corboz, Thomsen and Thorsheim as homegrowns
The New York Red Bulls youth movement has continued with three more homegrown signings announced on Wednesday.
The Red Bulls brought their December homegrown signing haul to six with the signings of college seniors Mael Corboz (Maryland), Scott Thomsen (Virginia) and Chris Thorsheim (Bucknell).
Already the league leaders in homegrown players, the Red Bulls now have 11 on the roster – five more than any other MLS club.
Corboz captained Maryland this season and led the team in assists with 12 in his second season in College Park after transferring from Rutgers. Thomsen played midfield and defense for Virginia during his four years in Charlottesville and could be deadly when called upon for set pieces (I saw him score a beauty against Louisville in 2013). He finished his career with 3 goals, 18 assists and a national championship the Cavaliers won in 2014.
Thorsheim was the lowest profile of the former Red Bulls Academy products, playing at Bucknell in the Patriot League. He had 20 goals and 18 assists in his four-year career with the Bison.
Brandon Allen (Georgetown), Alex Muyl (Georgetown) and Derrick Etienne (Virginia) have also been signed to homegrown deals this month, joining active homegrowns Sean Davis (Duke), Connor Lade (St. John’s), Matt Miazga, Tyler Adams and Santiago Castano.