New York Red Bulls sign MLS SuperDraft pick Matt Nocita

The New York Red Bulls have signed Matt Nocita through the end of the 2022 Major League Soccer campaign, with club options from 2023 to 2025.

He joins after being picked as the Number 7 overall by RBNY in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. The defender previously played collegiate soccer at the United States Naval Academy, earning the title of Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year three times.

“We were really impressed with Matt in his time with the Navy,” sporting director Denis Hamlet said in a release. “We are looking forward to having Matt with us and having him help us accomplish our goals on the field.”

Nocita gives Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber another option at the back, alongside USMNT’s Aaron Long, Andres Reyes and Sean Nealis. 

“We have been really happy with what Matt has shown over the last month,” head coach Gerhard Struber said in a release. “We are really excited to add him to our roster.”

The team currently sit in fourth on the Eastern Conference table, pursuing their 13th consecutive MLS Cup Playoffs appearance.

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