Toronto FC is interested in signing Caleb Patterson-Sewell. (Wade Jackson/YCJ Photo)
HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft from Toronto FC in exchange for the right of first refusal for goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell, the club announced Wednesday.
Toronto FC then signed Patterson-Sewell to a contract.
The goalkeeper was invited to Toronto FC’s preseason camp in Los Angeles last month and recently traveled with the team to Mexico. Patterson-Sewell impressed the coaching staff so much the team decided to offer him a contract.
Patterson-Sewell spent time with the Red Bulls in 2008, signing a Major League Soccer contract after trialing with the team.
He served as the backup for several matches, but never made an MLS appearance for the Red Bulls.
The Hendersonville, Tenn. native declined an MLS contract with the Red Bulls ahead of the 2009 season. Yet, the Red Bulls still owned Patterson-Sewell’s Major League Soccer rights.
Since then the 30-year-old Patterson-Sewell has played with several teams, including the Carolina RailHawks, Miami FC Rayo OKC and most recently last year with the Jacksonville Armada FC in the United States. He also has seen time with Portuguese clubs Atletico CP, Vitória Setúbal, Gil Vicente and Farense.