Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls sign Venezuelan MF Cristian Casseres Jr.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) The New York Red Bulls have signed Venezuelan midfielder Cristian Cásseres, Jr.

The Major League Soccer team says the 18-year-old is a discovery signing, who will occupy an international spot on the roster.

Casseres has played in Venezuela's first division and has represented Venezuela on the U-17 and U-20 national teams. He made his professional debut for Deportivo La Guaira at 16-years-old. He had 15 appearances for the senior team and scored once.

His father is Cristian Cásseres Sr., who played for the Venezuelan national team.

Updated February 2, 2018