Red Bull Academy forward Giorgi Chirgadze became the first New York Red Bull homegrown player to sign with the team.
The 18-year-old forward has been a member of the Red Bull Academy that participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program.
“It has always been my dream to play soccer professionally and I want to thank the Red Bulls and the coaches at the Academy for their help in developing me as a player both on and off the field,” Chirgadze said. “I am excited to get started with the first team.”
Best of luck to Chirgadze (pronounced: cheer-GOD-zee), who joins Bill Hamid as an Academy alumni to sign with an MLS team.