New Red Bulls II signing Omar Sowe featured this summer for USL League Two's New York Red Bulls U-23, and now joins the pro ranks from the club's academy. | Photo courtesy New York Red Bulls II
HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls II announced on Friday they had signed midfielder and Harrison, N.J. product Omar Sowe to a USL Championship contract, pending league and federation approval.
“Five years ago, I was at the stadium like any other kid, watching the games, going crazy,” said Sowe. “Now there's an opportunity for me to be playing for Red Bulls, it's a dream come true.”
Sowe, 19, was a member of the Red Bulls U-18 academy team this past season. He appeared in 15 matches and recorded nine goals. Prior to joining the academy in 2019, Sowe tallied 89 goals and 67 assists for Harrison High School, setting new offensive records for the storied Harrison Soccer Program. He was a two-time NJSCAA All-State selection and earned Section 2 Player of the Year honors in 2018.
“It is exciting to have a young player like Omar with us. He spent some time with our academy so, it is always important to find ways to give opportunities to those guys,” Red Bulls II Head Coach John Wolyniec said. “He has a lot of tools to have success in our system, so we are excited to do everything we can to help him get to the highest level possible.”
Sowe also appeared in five matches for USL League Two’s New York Red Bulls U-23 during the summer, including the side’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches against FC Motown and the USL Championship’s Memphis 901 FC.