Tyler Adams will wear at least a third different uniform this year when he plays for the MLS Homegrown team Aug. 1. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
It remains to be seen whether the Red Bulls will place anyone on the Major League Soccer all-star game roster, but three young players have been chosen for the league’s Homegrown roster for the all-star festivities in Chicago.
They are goalkeeper Evan Louro and midfielders Tyler Adams and Derrick Etienne, Jr.
This year’s Homegrown Game is the fourth annual edition of the event leading up to the all-star game. The match will take place Aug. 1 Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. as the league Homegrowns will take on Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 team.
Adams, 18, will make his second appearance in the Homegrown Game (2016) after signing a Homegrown Player contract with New York in November 2015. He suited up for the United States U-17 national team at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile and most recently represented the U.S. at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Korea Republic. Adams was also part of the U.S. team that captured its first CONCACAF U-20 Championship earlier this year. He has started nine games this season.
The 20-year-old Etienne has registered a career-high four starts in 10 appearances this season. Although born in the United States, Etienne represents Haiti at the international level, receiving his first senior level cap in November 2016. He since has gone on to see the field five times for Haiti. Etienne scored his first international goal Jan. 8 in a 4-3 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers. Etienne is making his second appearance at the MLS Homegrown Game (2016).
Louro, 21, signed a Homegrown contract with New York Jan. 23 after a long career with the Red Bulls academy that began in 2008. A three-year starter at the University of Michigan, Louro has represented the United States at numerous youth national team levels beginning in 2009. He will make his first appearance in the Homegrown Game.
MLS Homegrown Game roster
Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls)
Defenders: Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Derrick Etienne Jr. (New York Red Bulls), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Ballou Tabla (Montreal)
Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Bradford Jamieson (LA Galaxy)