SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Michael Bustamante

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Michael Bustamante

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Michael Bustamante

Michael Bustamante

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By DAN KARELL

In his first career professional start, Michael Bustamante turned in a solid performance for the New York Red Bulls in a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC.

The former Boston University Terrier was inserted into the lineup after an injury to Lloyd Sam in training last Friday, and he earned an assist on the Red Bulls’ first goal with a great feed inside the box to teammate Dax McCarty, who fed Thierry Henry for an easy finish. For his performance, Bustamante has been named SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.

Bustamante beat out DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Barson, and Dillon Powers for this week’s award.

What did you think of Bustamante’s performance? Which rookie stood out to you in MLS Week 29?

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