Minnesota United signs 19-year-old midfielder Aziel Jackson
Minnesota United has acquired homegrown priority to midfielder Aziel Jackson via trade from New York Red Bulls for a third round 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick. Jackson has signed a two-year contract with three club options with Minnesota.
“He’s an exciting player when you see him,” said MNUFC Head Coach Adrian Heath. “He’s got an eye for a goal and I’m sure any of our first team defenders will tell you, he’s a bit of a nightmare to play against. He’s perpetual motion. He wants to run and so we are really pleased for him. He’s embraced the group and like our other homegrown players, he’s got the upside and the potential and now has the opportunity.”
Jackson is a product of the New York Red Bull Academy, where he joined in 2014 at age 13. At age 16, he moved to France with his family and played with Toulouse FC for two seasons, he was the first American signed by the team. He played with amateur team Crossfire FC when he returned to the U.S. from 2019-2020 and trained with Seattle Sounders in 2020. Jackson joined the Minnesota United training camp ahead of the 2021 season, and quickly impressed the coaching staff and teammates
Transaction: Minnesota United acquired homegrown priority to midfielder Aziel Jackson via trade from New York Red Bulls for third round 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick. Jackson has signed a two-year contract with three club options with Minnesota.
Date of birth: October 25, 2001 (19 years old)
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Last club: New York Red Bulls
Citizenship: United States
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