Thursday, January 5, 2012
The New York Red Bulls announced this morning that they have signed young American right back, Jonathan Borrajo. The Clifton, New Jersey native played in the Red Bulls academy before signing on with the USL 2nd Division side, Real Maryland, in 2009. In his rookie year, he played every minute with his team and was a finalist for the USL2 Defender of the Year award.
After playing in Maryland for a season and a half, he transferred to the Norwegian 2nd Division side, Hamarkameratene, in August 2010, where he has played every game since joining the squad, helping his club achieve promotion to Norway's top division.
Borrajo will hopefully provide depth at right back, taking Chris Albright's spot on the depth chart. Look for him to see minutes, at the very least, when Solli needs to move up to the midfield. Let's hope, pray, plead... that Mr. Backe and Mr. Soler are signing depth that they actually plan to USE!
Below is a video of Borrajo in action.
PLEASE NOTE: The Red Bulls are hosting a chat with their newest signing today at 1:30PM Eastern.