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Sserwadda is officially an MLS Red Bull

photo by Matt Kremkau

On Saturday morning of July 9th, at the hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio, the New York Red Bulls signed another promising talent who plied his trade down in the USL Championship side in Red Bulls II, got a chance with some short-term loans, well short term no more as the MLS side has officially signed Steven Sserwadda to the main team.

Sserwadda got his first taste of the pro game as he was subbed into the Quarterfinal matchup against NYCFC where he helped set up the third goal of the match that allowed Omir Fernandez to convert the chance down the near side just as the clock ticked towards second-half stoppage time.

"Steven is a dynamic young player that we have seen develop during his time with New York Red Bulls II and we are excited to add him to our roster,” said Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “In his time with the club, we have seen the promising qualities he possesses, and we are looking forward to having him on the field with us.”

Sswerwadda has made all levels of the Ugandan National Team from the youth levels to the senior team and was given his chance for his first cap against Tajikistan on March 25th. Doing well in USL Championship for these past two seasons, the club believes that he is the next piece to do some damage, just as 16-year-old Serge Ngoma has shown with his first goal of the season in a win over Atlanta United.

“What we’ve seen from Steven over the last couple of months has been very exciting,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber. “He fits into our style of play, and we have seen that in his appearances over the last month and believe that he can succeed at the MLS level.”

No more short-term loans for Sserwadda, no more just a roster filler, He will be given a chance to show what he is made of, as he will suit up and be prepared when he's answering the call from Gerhard Struber to get into the match and do his damage to the opposition. All of Uganda must be happy with their young talent playing in MLS.


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