New York Red Bulls Pen 19-Year-Old Sacir Hot As Home Grown Player

The New York Red Bulls signed its second Home Grown Player of the offseason by penning Sacir Hot to a contract. The 19-year-old becomes New York's fourth Home Grown Player overall, following after U.S. international Juan Agudelo, attacker Giorgi Chirgadze and midfielder Matt Kassel.

Hot, a U.S. U20 international, had a trial with Bundesliga side Borrussia Monchengladbach in January.

“Sacir has shown that he has the potential to be a very successful professional soccer player,” said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “He has a bright future ahead of him and we are excited to sign him as our fourth Home Grown Player.”

The central defender was formerly a ball boy for the MetroStars and has fulfilled his childhood dream by signing for New York.

“I’ve always wanted to be with the Red Bulls, whether it was now or at the end of my career,” Hot told MLSsoccer.com. “I love the Red Bulls.”

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