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Running with the Red Bulls, Episode 3: Red Bulls II Defender Samad Bounthong (Audio)

On this week’s episode, host Anthony Paradiso chats with Red Bulls II defender Samad Bounthong. On Mar. 6, 2020, Bounthong signed a United Soccer League (USL) Championship contract with the Red Bulls II.

Bounthong is from Seattle, Washington and we discussed all the steps that precede him signing with the Red Bulls II this year. Bounthong had a stand-out career playing NCAA Division One Soccer at Marist College. After his junior and senior years for the Red Foxes, Bounthong earned first-team, all-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) honors. After his senior year, the 23-year-old was named “2020 Male Sportsperson of the Year”. Samad went into detail on why he thinks he can have an impact on the Red Bulls II this season.


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Anthony has been a sportswriter at In The Zone since Sept. 2019. He graduated from Montclair State, where he was assistant Editor of the student newspaper's sports section. He also co-hosts a sports-themed radio show on the campus station, WMSC 90.3 FM, which was recently named #1 college radio station in the nation.
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