The massive success story of New York Red Bulls and USMNT defender Aaron Long might soon get another unexpected chapter. According to a report from FS1 analyst Brian Dunseth, Long has sparked interest from several European clubs in the past weeks.
Dunseth reported that English Premier League clubs have been especially keen on adding Long, with ESPN confirming that an unnamed team already sent a second offer for the reigning MLS Defender of the Year.
Long made 10 MLS appearances this season, scoring one goal in the process. He was also part of USMNT’s Gold Cup roster and ended up being named into Best XI of the tournament.
Before he was one of the biggest U.S. soccer stars, Aaron Long struggled to break into MLS. Both Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders passed on him before he landed a contract with New York Red Bulls reserve team in USL Championship in 2016. After a standout season with reserves, Long received an opportunity to play with the first team and never looked back.
Long played a total of 74 matches with Red Bulls, scoring six goals. He also made nine appearances with USMNT, scoring two goals in the process.