Evan Louro became the Red Bulls’ third goalkeeper. (USA TODAY Sports)

HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls Saturday signed NYRB II goalkeeper Evan Louro to an Major League Soccer contract.

The South River, N.J. native became the eighth Homegrown player and third goalkeeper on the first-team roster.

Louro, 21, joined seven Homegrown players on the first team, including five that have seen playing time this season. The Red Bull Academy product signed with the organization in February after three seasons at the University of Michigan.

He appeared in four of NYRB II’s first five matches this season. The 6-3, 225-lb. Louro recorded eight saves, including a shutout in his professional debut against the Richmond Kickers April 1.

The Red Bulls wrap up their three-match homestand against the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.