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Red Bulls sign John Tolkin to a Brand New Deal

On Wednesday, October 5th the New York Red Bulls signed Fullback John Tolkin to a brand new four-year deal that would last till the end of the 2027 season, but have also added an option year towards 2028. The Chatham, NJ native was also recently ranked 6th in Major League Soccer's 22 under 22 list for the 2022 Season.

"We are very excited to sign John to a new contract and keep him with the club,” Head of Sport Jochen Schneider said. “He had a very successful season, and we are pleased to have him on our team for years to come.”

Since coming on the scene with the senior side back on May 8th, 2021 in a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena, Tolkin has never relinquished his starting spot at the Left Fullback position and has proven to be a reliable starter attacking with the ball, defending the ball & getting involved with set pieces at the corners. He scored his first MLS goal against the Columbus Crew on August 18th as he converted the match-winner at Red Bull Arena.

“I am very excited to have John at the club,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber. “He is an extremely talented young defender that brings energy to our backline, and we are pleased to keep him with us.”

What this signing shows is that Tolkin is considered a reliable player for the Red Bulls moving forward with his professional career and with the way he has excelled as the Left Fullback, now he can be considered for the US Men's National Team after the 2022 World Cup has come and gone. This is a great reward for Tolkin who has worked hard and deserved his new contract in his short tenure as a professional in MLS.

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