Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls has confirmed signing Uganda Cranes youngster Steven Sserwadda to an MLS contract.
Sserwadda has been featuring for the club’s junior side New York Red Bulls II.
Since joining the Youth side from July 27 2021, Sserwadda featured in 14 USL Championship appearances for the club.
He has played in 10 games this season and has logged 862 minutes played, the club revealed the stats.
Previously, he joined the senior side on a series of short-term loans over the last month.
He had his senior team debut in the club’s US Open Quarterfinal against New York City FC and made his MLS debut on July 30 against Atlanta United FC.
“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.”
Head Coach Gerhard Struber said: “What we’ve seen from Steven over the last couple months has been very exciting. 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.”
Time For Sserwadda To Shine
Sserwadda graduated from the KCCA soccer Academy.
During his six years spell at KCCA FC, he managed to he win a league tittle and CECAFA Kagame cup.
He was part of the Uganda Hippos squad that finished second at AFCON U20 Championship in 2020 in Mauritania where he bagged two goals.
The youngster is gifted with pace and has the ability to beat off opponents with ease.
The club has shown the faith they have in him, and now the ball is in his court to repay their faith.
A couple of players, including recently Mustafa Kizza at Montreal Impact, have failed to stay out there longer.
And Sserwadda has to maintain a high degree of discipline, remain focused and concentrate on his game if he is to fulfill his dreams.
Former Uganda Cranes captain Ibrahim Ssekagya is the head coach of the New York Red Bulls II, and in him, he has a father-figure who will guide him all the way to the top.