Brandon Allen will do his goal-scoring for Minnesota United for the time being. (Casey Sapio/USA TODAY Sports)
The Red Bulls and Red Bull II have loaned forward Brandon Allen to Minnesota United, it was announced Saturday.
Allen has spent much of his career with Red Bulls II in the United Soccer League.
He has scored nine times in 14 appearances this season.
Allen came up through the Red Bulls Academy and was a standout player in college, starting all four years at Georgetown University.
While at Georgetown, he racked up 50 goals and 17 assists in 91 appearances, making him the highest-scoring player in school history. He was a three-time All-American, three-time All-Big East first team member, and was nominated for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2015 when he helped the Hoyas to the Big East regular season and playoff championships. He also has six caps and one goal for the U.S. U20 team.
Allen signed a Homegrown Player contract with the Red Bulls in December 2015 and made his Major League Soccer debut in May 2016.
He mainly played for the club’s USL affiliate, Red Bulls II. He played 32 matches for the team in 2016, scoring 21 goals en route to winning the Eastern Conference title, Commissioner’s Cup and USL championship. Allen would earn multiple accolades that season including USL Cup MVP, rookie of the year and being named to the all-league first team.