It looks like Will Packwood could land in MLS after all as the defender has been impressing while on trial with the New York Red Bulls.
In May, Packwood terminated his contract with Championship side Birmingham City early in order to train with the New England Revolution. The Massachusetts native failed to catch on with his hometown team, leading to a trial with the Red Bulls. Here, the 22-year-old has gained some traction.
"We’re going to see what his availability is here moving forward, but we thought he did well and it was good having him here," Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch told SBI Soccer. "We’ll see. There’s no decision yet. We’d like to continue to think about the possibility."
Packwood's recent history has been one of repeated injury, but his solid performance in the 2015 Toulon Tournament could be a sign that those concerns are a thing of the past.
Packwood signing with the Red Bulls could be difficult sight for Revolution fans, especially if the youngster finds his form. The Revs are still in need of defensive depth with Darrius Barnes and Jermaine Jones sidelined with long-term injuries. The team currently only has three legitimate center back options in Jose Goncalves, Andrew Farrell, and London Woodberry.