Minnesota United adds midfielder Jackson as homegrown player | KSTP.com

Minnesota United adds midfielder Jackson as homegrown player

Aziel Jackson Photo: Minnesota United. Aziel Jackson

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Created: April 30, 2021 02:44 PM

Friday, Minnesota United announced the acquisition of a homegrown priority midfielder.

Aziel Jackson was acquired from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for a third-round 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick, the team said. Jackson then signed a two-year deal with Minnesota that includes three club options.

"He's an exciting player when you see him," MNUFC head coach Adrian Heath said. "He's got an eye for a goal and I'm sure any of our first team defenders will tell you, he's a bit of a nightmare to play against. He's perpetual motion. He wants to run and so we are really pleased for him. He's embraced the group and like our other homegrown players, he's got the upside and the potential and now has the opportunity."

The 19-year-old joined the New York Red Bull Academy in 2014 before moving to France and playing for Toulouse FC for two seasons. He then returned to the U.S. in 2019 and joined Crossfire FC before training with Seattle Sounders in 2020.

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