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Red Bulls Sign Lewis Morgan to a New MLS Contract

photo by Matt Kremkau

by Garry Redman

As the preseason gets off to a roaring start ahead of the 2023 campaign, Lewis Morgan is here to stay in red for a bit longer. The New York Red Bulls signed Scottish winger Lewis Morgan to a new MLS contract, the club announced today. Morgan has signed a new three-year MLS contract through 2025 with an option for another year in 2026. 

The dynamic midfielder has won over coaches, teammates, and, more importantly, supporters by scoring 14 regular season goals, which led the club and ranked third among MLS midfielders last season. Across all competitions, Morgan recorded 18 goals and four assists in 36 appearances. He became the first Red Bulls player to score double-digit goals in a single season since Bradley Wright-Phillips in 2018. Morgan converted six penalty kicks last season, tied for the most in a single season in franchise history with Amado Guevara (2004) and Wright-Phillips (2014,2015).

His efforts have not missed the eyes of head coach Gerhard Struber: “Lewis [Morgan] was a significant player for our club last season,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber. “He is a great player and person, who we are very excited to have with us and help us accomplish our goals for this season.”

“We are delighted to be able to sign Lewis [Morgan] to a new contract,” Head of Sport Jochen Schneider said. “He had a tremendous first season with us, where he was a main contributor, and we are excited to keep him at the club.”

Before playing for New York, Morgan spent two seasons with Inter Miami CF, where he tallied seven goals and 12 assists in 57 appearances and was named Team MVP in their inaugural season in 2020. The Paisley, Scotland native also spent time at Celtic FC, Sunderland AFC, and Saint Mirren Football Club.

While this signing may not whet the appetite for some big-name additions from some in the fanbase, it could be one of team stability in a team that is looking to win more games and, quite possibly, finally capture that elusive MLS Cup title sometime down the road.


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