HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls II have re-signed midfielder Kyle Zajec to a USL Championship contract pending league and federation approval, the club announced Friday.
Zajec, 23, appeared in 24 matches in two seasons with the club. He has amassed 1,685 minutes and has recorded four goals and one assist. Zajec captained the team for the first time on July 17, 2020 against Hartford Athletic before suffering a season-ending left foot fracture July 26 against Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
“We are very happy to have Kyle [Zajec] back with our club for another year,” head coach John Wolyniec said in a statement. “Before his injury, he showed the type of leader and player he can be, and we are excited to have him with us and to see him keep building those abilities.”
The 6-foot, 170-lb. Zajec spent five years with Red Bulls Academy starting at age 13. He went on to be a four-year starter at Georgetown University, where he played 62 matches and recorded five goals and nine assists. During the summer, he returned to Harrison to play for the Red Bulls Under-23 team from 2016-18.
“I am thankful to the organization for giving me the opportunity to continue my career with the club,” Zajec said in a statement. “I’m focusing on my rehab right now and I am looking forward to the new season and have many aspirations for 2021.”