MLS’s ludicrous season is in full swing and several clubs are already making big swings in the market with their new attempt at cup competition. The influx of business to the New York Red Bulls was usually slow, alien striker When family friend.
But one big question mark remains for fan-favorite left-back John Tolkien. Sources confirm more specific links for international travel It was actually assumed since the promising full-back was integrated into the senior side. The nominated Chatham native has been reportedly noticed by his New York brothers from Salzburg and from Leipzig for his more casual looks. Nottingham he Forest, and the Anderlecht team already accustomed to poaching New York full-backs.
The 20-year-old joined the Red Bulls Academy in 2015, made his Red Bulls II debut in 2019, and made his first team debut in 2021, just one year after graduating from high school, moving up the New York ranks. has transitioned smoothly. Since then, he has enjoyed two full seasons as a starting left-back, and in 2021 he split time with Andrew Gutmann, running as an independent in 2022, and in MLS he won two games. I just didn’t miss it. The ex-U17 player, who currently has 59 appearances and two goals for the first team, has shown a poise and maturity for his age since his debut, and from his first game shows its potential. Tolkien has been very consistent in possession, playing more centrally during his academy years, being calm and able to provide a consistent outlet for centre-backs and midfielders. Hailed as the next great homegrown, Tolkien will always be bigger after fearing a stagnation from an academy set-up that failed to produce good players for Tyler Adams and Matt Miazga. Doomed to enter his third MLS season. Tolkien still has room to grow, and he’ll certainly be careful not to make the all-too-common mistake of leaving home too early like Kyle Duncan.
Red Bull II starter Curtis Ofoli and University of Connecticut wideman Jayden Reid signed to homegrown early, the same offseason that Tolkien’s European interest began, with New York on the left flank. It’s no coincidence that I made two moves on the back. Still young and very inexperienced, Ofoli has long been a standout in USL play and is set to be promoted soon and will be a starter should Tolkien move. Reed was a more unexpected move, but the former Husky is no slouch either, and over four seasons at UConn he appeared in 51 games, with three goals and seven assists in his college days. The New York native is projected to be a more attacking player than his aforementioned peers, but with his Red Bull Academy experience, he is likely to spend most of his year in his Red Bull II setup. should adapt well.
With Tokin’s uncertain exit in mind, choosing to sign two young replacements to fill the depth chart is not only Red Bull’s peak, but the panicked and more expensive option. The club would be well supported by Ofori and Reid if Tolkien’s departure did happen, but the chances of Tolkien staying are very real. wouldn’t be a problem. Anyway, I don’t see much senior behavior. Reed and Ofoli’s moves have been largely ignored by fanbases eager to return to big-name moves like Kaku and Gonzalo Veron, but they’re a definite improvement for an organization trying to figure out its evolving identity. is the movement of
More importantly, it’s not all good news at the Red Bull front. Around the same time as the transfer rumors, a photo of Tolkien emerged…wearing a box braid. bottom. twitter selfie The 20 people watching went wild when they saw the final result. Tolkien will go blonde in 2021, tragically Fabio, Climara, and even Aaron Long, who was injured at the time.
After the buzzcut reset in early 2022, the question on everyone’s mind was:rumors of back to bora It never came to fruition, but no one expected this turn. Taking risks is never wrong, but what exactly Tolkien was thinking when he chose the Romeo Beckham look depends on himself and the usual couple of people he may have consulted. Only my teenage buddies know. It hardly suits him either, but can you blame the risk taker? Yes. Yes, I can.
At least he didn’t get the cornrows.