May 12, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The New York Red Bulls II has signed defender Andrew Lombard to a USL contract, the club announced.
“I’ve known Andrew since he was with our U-13 team back in the academy and I take special privilege in him being able to begin his professional career with us,” head coach John Wolyniec said in a release. “I’m real excited to see how far Andrew can take his talents with the group. It’s great to see him move on from our academy to Red Bulls II.”
Lombard, a Red Bulls Academy product, is native of Montclair, N.J. He played for Ohio State and Northeastern University, making 13 appearances in each of his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Prior to his college career, Lombard played for Red Bulls Academy of the US Soccer Development Academy under head coach Paul O’Donnell, helping his team to an 18-4 record and a No. 4 national ranking. He was also invited to the US U-18 National Identification Camp in 2014 and most recently joined the US U-20 National Team camp this past August.