Red Bulls forward Jake LaCava was selected in the MLS expansion draft by St. Louis CITY SC on Friday night.
LaCava, 21, was out on loan this past season to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship.
He scored 12 goals and tallied five assists in 37 appearances for the Rowdies. LaCava was nominated for USL Championship Young Player of the Year and helped lead the Rowdies to the Eastern Conference final.
LaCava signed with the Red Bulls on Jan. 21, 2022. While playing for Red Bulls II during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he made 46 career appearances, while scoring 11 goals and seven assists. LaCava was a member of Red Bulls Academy in 2019, where he made eight appearances and scored one goal.
The Red Bulls receive $50,000 in allocation money for having a player selected.