Red Bulls Add Adelphi's Coach To Their Scouting Dept.
The New York Red Bulls have added Carlo Acquista to their scouting department as Assistant Scout, the club announced today. Acquista will join Red Bulls Head of Scouting Ben Ehresmann.
"We are excited to continue to build upon our scouting department and extend our scouting network with the addition of Carlo," said New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. "He has a strong background of leading young, upcoming players, which will be helpful in identifying players that fit our system."
Acquista has an extensive background as a head coach in college soccer and has spent the last 11 seasons at the helm of Adelphi University's men's soccer program. He has most recently led Adelphi to three-straight NCAA tournament appearances, including a 2018 NCAA National Quarterfinal appearance in 2016. Acquista was also at the helm at St. Francis (NY) from 2002-06.
"I'm so excited to join the New York Red Bulls organization, and am so grateful for the opportunity presented to me by Benjamin Ehresmann and Denis Hamlett," Acquista said. "To serve my hometown team in this capacity while pursuing my lifelong aspiration of working in Major League Soccer is truly a dream come true."
Acquista holds a USSF National A license. He is a graduate of St. John's University (2000) where he was a four-year member of the Red Storm men's soccer team. Acquista helped St. John's capture an NCAA Division I National title in 1996 as well as two Big East Championship titles. He has a degree in sports management from St. John's and graduated from Adelphi University with a master's degree in sports management. Acquista was one of the youngest Division I coaches in the country (23 years old) when he was hired at St. Francis College in 2002.