Minnesota United has added U.S. youth international forward Brandon Allen to its MLS roster. He comes to MNUFC on loan from New York Red Bulls. Allen has spent much of his career with New York Red Bulls II in USL.
Allen came up through the Red Bulls Academy and was a standout player in college, starting all four years at Georgetown. While at Georgetown, he racked up 50 goals and 17 assists in 91 appearances, making him the highest-scoring player in school history. He was a three-time All-American, three-time All-Big East first team member, and was nominated for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2015 when he helped the Hoyas to the Big East regular season and playoff championships. He also has six caps and one goal for the U.S. U20 team.
He signed a Homegrown Player contract with the Red Bulls in December 2015 and made his MLS debut in May of the 2016 season.
He mainly played for the club’s USL affiliate, Red Bulls II. He played 32 matches for the team in 2016, scoring 21 goals en route to winning the Eastern Conference title, Commissioner’s Cup and USL Championship. Allen would earn multiple accolades that season including USL Cup MVP, Rookie of the Year and being named to the All-League First Team.
So far in 2017, Allen has found the back of the net nine times in 14 appearances.
Transaction: Minnesota United acquire forward Brandon Allen on loan from New York Red Bulls through remainder of 2017 MLS season.