Jared Stroud taken by Austin
December 15, 2020 (Official Press Release)
Jared Stroud was selected by Austin FC in the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft. The New York Red Bulls will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money in exchange for Stroud.
"On behalf of everyone at the club, I'd like to thank Jared, who has worked hard to improve his game over the last few seasons with Red Bulls II," Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell said. "He earned an MLS contract, earned playing time, and did well for us whenever called upon. He's shown that he can play in MLS, and we wish him all the best in Austin."
The New Jersey native signed an MLS contract on January 7 and went on to record 11 starts in 20 appearances with 925 minutes played in 2020. He made his MLS debut against Atlanta United on July 11 in the MLS is Back Tournament and tallied his first MLS start against New York City FC in a 1-0 win on August 20. Stroud recorded his first MLS assist against Inter Miami FC on October 7.