The Red Bulls signed Scottish winger Lewis Morgan to a new MLS contract, the club announced Friday.
Morgan agreed to a new three-year MLS contract through 2025 with an option for an additional year in 2026.
According to the MLS Players Association, Morgan earned a base salary of $650,000 in 2022 and guaranteed compensation of $653m125,
The amount of his new contract was not known.
“We are extremely happy to be able to sign Lewis to a new contract,” Red Bulls head of sport Jochen Schneider said in a statement. “He had a tremendous first season with us, where he was a main contributor for the club, and we are excited to keep him at the club.”
Morgan, 25, is coming off a spectacular campaign in which he scored a team-high 14 regular season goals, which led the club and ranked third among MLS midfielders. Across all competitions, Morgan recorded 18 goals and four assists in 36 appearances. He became the first Red Bulls player to score double-digit goals in a season since Bradley Wright-Phillips in 2018. Morgan converted six penalty kicks, tied for the most in a year in franchise history with Amado Guevara (2004) and Wright-Phillips (2014,2015).
“Lewis was a very important player for our club last season,” head coach Gerhard Struber said in a statement. “He is a great player and person, who we are very excited to have with us and help us accomplish our goals for this season.”
Morgan spent two seasons with Inter Miami CF, where he tallied seven goals and 12 assists in 57 appearances and was named team MVP in its inaugural season in 2020. The Paisley, Scotland native also spent time at Celtic FC, Sunderland AFC and Saint Mirren Football Club.