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Caden Clark will not report for the second half of the season with RB Leipzig

Caden Clark to remain on loan with New York Red Bulls.

European adventure will have to wait for Caden Clark
European adventure will have to wait for Caden Clark

According to Bild, a German media outlet, the American will not travel to Germany for training restart after winter break in the Bundesliga. RB Leipzig have decided to extend the loan with New York Red Bulls, the sister club, due to Covid 19 and because of his good performances in the MLS.

The German club believes it makes no sense to bring in the young player when he is getting playing time that helps the player develop in a better way for the future in addition to the pandemic and all the problems it is causing worldwide.

RB Leipzig aquired Caden Clark on last summer transfer window

Although the player caused a highly anticipated sporting arrival, the U.S. soccer footballer is not yet in Germany for a reason. Eighteen-year-old attacking midfielder Caden Clark was officially acquired by RB Leipzig in June before being immediately loaned back out to the New York feeder club. Germany's main sporting tabloid claims that the German Red Bulls are content to loan the youngster back out to the MLS side on loan.

The Minnesota native still hasn't appeared for the Bundesliga club with which he signed a contract through 2024 last summer. No information has emerged yet concerning why 'die Roten Bullen' have opted to defer. The decision counts as a surprising one. Many expected Clark to join compatriot and USMNT captain Tyler Adams in Saxony. Sport Bild does claim that the duration of the new loan will be six months.

Journalist Tom Bogert believes RB Leipzig have made a good decision on Caden Clark. Although the player was asked if he was ready for the Bundesliga and responded with a yes, Tom Bogert believes that playing time at New York Red Bulls is better than a move to the German club.

MLS 2021 season

Started in 17 of 24 matches played this season totaling 1,789 minutes played. Set a new career-high in goals scored with four, recording all four goals at Red Bull Arena, tallied four assists including his first career MLS assist on May 8 against Toronto FC. In Playoffs came on as a substitute in the 73rd minute against Philadelphia Union on Nov. 21.

Caden Clark's beginnings in soccer

Has made over 95 appearances in the U.S. Developmental Academy with Minnesota Thunder Academy and Barca Residency Academy, scored 15 goals for Barca Academy while recording 9 goals for Minnesota Thunder. Named to TopDrawerSoccer Best XI of the 2019 Developmental Academy playoffs.

First MLS Contract

Signed with NYRB II on February 5, 2020, then New York Red Bulls sign Caden Clark to an MLS contract on October 9, 2020. The Red Bulls acquired Clark’s MLS rights from Minnesota United in exchange for $75,000 in General Allocation Money.

National Team

Has featured for U.S. Youth National team starting with the U-14's, with most recently appearing for the U-20's in the 2021 Revelations Cup...started both matches against Brazil and Colombia...captained the U-20's against Colombia and scored a penalty kick in 35th minute.


 

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