The New York Red Bulls made two selections in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, held in Los Angeles, California.
With the 17th pick in the first round, the Red Bulls selected midfielder Zeiko Lewis from Boston College. The Bermudan international made 73 appearances over four years, tallying 18 goals and 26 assists. He earned All-ACC first team as a senior.
"I'm glad the Red Bulls have faith in me, at least somebody at this draft does," Lewis said. "Being selected this late isn't the end of the world… I'm going to prove you guys wrong for drafting me this late."
Lewis was projected to be a top ten pick, but fell to the Red Bulls. The club currently has a logjam at midfield and striker, so it's likely that he will begin the season playing with the reserve team in USL.
The Red Bulls selected Ethan Kutler with their second round pick (39th overall). The forward played his collegiate soccer at Colgate University. He scored 26 goals in 74 appearances and was named 2016 Patriot League Tournament MVP.
Head coach Jesse Marsch indicated that the team will attempt to move him to fullback, a position of need for the club.
"We think Ethan has a lot of qualities that we value," Marsch told NewYorkRedBulls.com. "He's versatile in terms of position he can play. We'll add another attacking piece, but also think there's a little flexibility there to look at him at right back."