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Basuljevic, Louro sign Homegrown deals

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: January 25, 2017

Two more star college players will forego their final season of eligibility and sign homegrown deals with the New York Red Bulls.

Midfielder Arun Basuljevic (Georgetown) and goalkeeper Evan Louro (Michigan) both signed with their home club, it was announced this week.

Louro, a former U.S. U17 MNT residency player, joins the Red Bulls after making 46 appearances, playing 4,248 minutes in three seasons with the Wolverines. He totaled 155 saves and 12 shutouts for the Big Ten program.

“Evan is another great example of an academy player that worked hard through the Red Bulls system, playing in college and continuing with the Red Bulls U-23s in the Summer,” Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch said in a press release. “We look forward to him being a part of the goalkeeper competition.”

Another standout for the Red Bulls U23s last summer, Basuljevic played in 60 games for the Hoyas in his three seasons at the Hilltop, scoring 14 goals and six assists. During the 2016 PDL season, Basuljevic earned All-League honors after scoring eight goals in 14 games.

“Arun is a guy that we’ve had our eye on for a long time,” Marsch said in a statement. “He has excelled at every level. We’ve gotten to observe him both at Georgetown and with our U-23 team over the Summer, and we feel that he is at a point in his development where it makes sense to bring him into our environment on a day-to-day basis to help him take the next step.”

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