Justin Bilyeu was drafted 18th overall by the Red Bulls in January’s SuperDraft. The St. Louis native played at SIU-Edwardsville for four years, making 59 appearances and garnering NSCAA Third Team All-West Region and the Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors, in addition to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team his junior season.
Current Club: Swope Park Rngers
College: SIUE Cougars
High School: CBC (2013)
Club: SLSG Missouri
Height: 6′ 2″
Birth Date: February 3, 1994
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
2019 Apr 24 – announces retirement due to concussion history
2018 Mar 7 – Signs with Swope Park Rangers
2017 Oct – Subs in for Houston Dynamo v
2017 Aug 2 – Signs with Rio Grande Valley FC
2017 Jun 27 – USL Eastern Best XI with Red Bull II
2017 May 10 – USL Team of the Week with Red Bull II
NEWS: Defender @Justin_Bilyeu has announced his retirement from professional soccer.
Thank you, Justin, for your service to the Rangers and best of luck in your next chapter! 👏
— Swope Park Rangers (@SwopeRangers) April 24, 2019
NEWS: The Rangers sign Missouri native and former @MLS defender Justin Bilyeu!
— Swope Park Rangers (@SwopeRangers) March 7, 2018
Bilyeu trained with the Houston Dynamo during the preseason
— Victor Araiza (@victoraraiza) February 4, 2018
— soccerSTL (@SoccerSTL) February 1, 2018
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) October 6, 2017
The 24-year-old made 13 appearances for RGV after joining the club on August 2, 2017 when he became an immediate starter. Bilyeu added one goal – the only goal of the game against Reno 1868 FC on September 16, 2017 – and four assists during his time in south Texas.
— Down in the Valley Podcast 🇺🇸 (@DownInTheRGV) October 1, 2017
— USL Championship (@USLChampionship) September 24, 2017
— RGVFC (@RGVFC) September 19, 2017
Ultimately, I just sent it https://t.co/T9JMUFpFsf
— Justin Bilyeu (@Justin_Bilyeu) September 17, 2017
— RGVFC (@RGVFC) September 3, 2017
— Jon Spencer (@SCOCsoccer) August 31, 2017
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) August 2, 2017
— Indomitable City Soccer (@BlurbsIndomita) June 27, 2017
ICYMI: ✌️@NYRBII players made Week 7 @USL Team of the Week
— New York Red Bulls II (@NYRBII) May 10, 2017
P R E S E A S O N ⚽️ @ Houston Sports Park https://t.co/huIUSiHPNA
— Justin Bilyeu (@Justin_Bilyeu) January 28, 2018
NEWS: @NewYorkRedBulls Place Justin Bilyeu on Waivers
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) June 28, 2017
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) March 19, 2017
Bilyeu spent one-and-a-half seasons with the New York Red Bulls, splitting time between the organization’s MLS and USL teams. Bilyeu was selected in the First Round (18th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and went on to make a total of 10 appearances for the Red Bulls’ first team in all competitions, representing the club in MLS, U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League play in 2016 and 2017.
Bilyeu played in 29 games for New York Red Bulls II over the last two seasons, scoring one goal and adding four assists. All four assists came in the 2017 season, meaning that he had a combined eight assists from the backline for both the Red Bulls and Rio Grande Valley in USL play last season.
2016: Appeared in three MLS games, including one start, in rookie campaign. Made MLS debut as a substitute against Dallas on April 29… Made first MLS start at Real Salt Lake on June 22. Open Cup: Made two appearances, including one start. Champions League: Made three appearances, all starts, and recorded one assist in group stage of CCL.
2016 March 3 – New York Red Bulls Sign Two including Bilyeu
The New York Red Bulls have added to their defensive corps for the upcoming 2016 season with the announcement on Thursday they have signed 2016 MLS SuperDraft selections Justin Bilyeu and Zach Carroll.
2016 January 14 – Red Bulls select Justin Bilyeu in 1st Round of the 2016 Super Draft
The New York Red Bulls selected defender Justin Bilyeu (18th overall, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville) in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday afternoon at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The St. Louis, Missouri native played collegiate soccer at SIU Edwardsville, appearing in 59 games for the Cougars, tallying five goals and seven assists. He was named to the NSCAA Third Team All-West Region and the Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference. He was also named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team after his junior season. While in college, Bilyeu also made seven appearances for USL Premier Development League club FC Tucson.
Bilyeu attended Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, where he won a Missouri state championship in 2009, and was voted to the All-State team during his senior year.