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USL Mar 22, 2021

New York Red Bulls II sign 15-year-old Academy product Curtis Ofori

HARRISON, N.J. – New York Red Bulls II have signed Academy Product Curtis Ofori to a USL Championship contract pending federation and league approval.

Ofori, 15, most recently played for Red Bulls Academy U-19’s as a left back. He made five appearances during the 2020 fall season and recorded one goal.

The defender becomes the youngest signing in franchise history at 15 years and 122 days old.

“Curtis [Ofori] is an impressive young man, he trained with us last year on a limited basis and I think that experience has pushed him forward and inspired him to push his own development forward,” NYRB II Head Coach John Wolyniec said. “He is developing into a shut down 1v1 defender, with a big engine and he continues to impress us on the ball.”

The Hopewell Junction, New York, native recorded his first goal for the U-19’s on September 12, 2020 against Cedar Stars Monmouth.

“I am thankful for being able to join such an amazing club,” Ofori said. “I cannot wait to get out on the field and fight for my teammates and fans.”

Ofori joined Red Bulls Academy in 2017 starting with the U-13’s. He made 67 appearances and recorded five goals.

Transaction: New York Red Bulls II sign Curtis Ofori to a USL Championship contract pending federation and league approval on March 22, 2021.