Defender Kemar Lawrence’s presence at preseason training will be delayed until Jan. 27 due to a family situation. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls announced their 30-player travel roster as they traveled to Bradenton, Fla. Sunday to open the first of two preseason camps.
New York will train and play exhibition matches at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. through Feb. 1.
The Red Bulls have 21 of 24 players on the current MLS roster. Aaron Long and Cristian Casseres Jr. are in national team camps, Long with the U.S. men’s national team and Casseres with Venezuela’s Under-23 side for CONMEBOL Olympic qualifying.
The club has given defender Kemar Lawrence time off to attend to a family situation before joining the team in Florida. Lawrence is expected to report on Jan. 27.
NYRB II defender Roy Boateng and midfielder Kyle Zajec also will join the first team, along with the club’s seven draft picks from the MLS SuperDraft.
The Red Bulls will face Atlanta United on Friday, Jan. 24, the University of South Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and D.C. United on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Goalkeepers: Wallis Lapsley^, Kendall McIntosh, Ryan Meara
Defenders: Roy Boateng*, Rece Buckmaster, Kyle Duncan, Kemar Lawrence (January 27), Sean Nealis, Tim Parker, Patrick Seagrist^, Amro Tarek, John Tolkin
Aaron Long – away with USMNT; Kemar Lawrence – excused absence
Midfielders: Deri Corfe^, Sean Davis, Cherif Dieye^, Omir Fernandez, Kaku, Ben Mines, Alex Muyl, Niko Petridis^, Danny Royer, Marc Rzatkowski, Barry Sharifi^, Florian Valot, Kyle Zajec*, Stavros Zarokostas^
Cristian Casseres Jr. – Venezuela U-23 National Team camp
Forwards: Tom Barlow, Mathias Jørgensen, Brian White
Key – NYRB II player *, unsigned draft pick^