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Red Bulls sign Venezuelan youngster Cristian Casseres Jr.

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The Red Bulls continue to build off of their young roster, and got a little bit younger on Friday.

The club announced the signing of Venezuelan midfielder Cristian Casseres Jr., the son of former Venezuela international Cristian Casseres.

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The 18-year-old most recently appeared in Venezuela’s first division for Deportivo La Guaira, while also representing his country’s U-17 and U-20 national teams.

On Friday night, Metro reporter Kristian Dyer reported that the Red Bulls were set to release midfielder Muhamed Keita.

PST has been able to confirm that the additions of Casseres Jr. and Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Marc Rzatkowski put the Red Bulls in a tight situation with their international roster spots, leaving the team with the decision to let Keita leave.

At the moment, the Eastern Conference side has 11 players using up international roster slots, which is one over the team limit. By losing Keita, the Red Bulls would be down to 10.