Major League Soccer

Caden Clark re-joins New York Red Bulls on loan from RB Leipzig

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Clark will remain in New York to continue his development.
Clark will remain in New York to continue his development. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Caden Clark is returning to the New York Red Bulls on loan from RB Leipzig.

The 18-year-old midfielder completed a transfer to Leipzig in June 2021 but remained with the Red Bulls on loan for the rest of the MLS season, helping them reach the Playoffs for the 12th year running.

It was thought that Clark would join up with his new club this winter but Leipzig has instead chosen to keep their new talent on loan in the United States to gain more experience.

“We are delighted to be able to bring Caden back this season with the opportunity to extend for a further year,” Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell said in a statement.

“Caden has gained great experience last season in his time with us and also with the National team this offseason. I am sure this will stand him in good stead for a great season.”'s Tom Bogert reports that the Red Bulls traded up the MLS Allocation Order from both Toronto FC and FC Cincinnati to claim top spot, allowing them to seal Clark's return to New Jersey.

Alongside Clark, the Red Bulls have already significantly strengthened their forward line with the signing of Scottish winger Lewis Morgan from Inter Miami, while full-back Dylan Nealis will provide extra depth to Gerhard Struber's defense.

RBNY begin their 2022 MLS campagin away to the San Jose Earthquakes on February 26.