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New York Red Bulls sign Venezuelan MF Cristian Casseres Jr.

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HARRISON, N.J. -- The New York Red Bulls have signed Venezuelan midfielder Cristian Casseres Jr.

The Major League Soccer team says the 18-year-old is a discovery signing, who will occupy an international spot on the roster.

Casseres has played in Venezuela's first division and has represented Venezuela on the U-17 and U-20 national teams. He made his professional debut for Deportivo La Guaira at 16-years-old. He had 15 appearances for the senior team and scored once.

His father is Cristian Casseres Sr., who played for the Venezuelan national team.

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