To unite, develop standards of practice, and to have a unified voice to our professional teams and MLS

Russell Steves

Head Athletic Trainer



This is my first year with the NYRB as Head Athletic Trainer.

For the previous thirty (30) years I was an athletic trainer and Coordinator of Physical Therapy at Princeton University.  Worked with various teams including:  men's soccer, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's tennis, and men's hockey.

Undergrad degree in PT with specialization in AT from the University of Pittsburgh (1983); graduate degree in Athletic Trainer from the University of Virginia (1997).

Kei Utsumi

Assistant Athletic Trainer




New York Red Bulls, Assistant Athletic Trainer July, 2015 – Present
University of South Florida Men’s Soccer, Resident Athletic Trainer July, 2013 – June, 2015
University of Maryland Track & Field/Cross Country, Fellow Athletic Trainer July, 2012 – June, 2013


University of South Florida Tampa, FL
Master of Science in Medical Sciences – Athletic Training May, 2015

University of Georgia Athens, GA
Bachelor of Science in Education – Athletic Training May, 2012
Bachelor of Science in Education – Exercise & Sports Science                                                         
Additional Coursework: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Basic (Summer, 2011)

Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
Associate of Science in Health & Kinesiology – Athletic Training 2008 – 2009

Certifications/Continuing Education:

Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers’ Association June, 2012
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1, Functional Movement Systems January, 2014
Functional Range Release – Lower Limb, Functional Anatomy Seminars August, 2014
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Exercise I & II, Prague School of Rehabilitation April, 2015
Myokinematic Restoration, Postural Restoration Institute May, 2015
Postural Respiration, Postural Restoration Institute May, 2015
Functional Range Conditioning, Functional Anatomy Seminars August, 2015
Dry Needling: Foundations in Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance, Structure & Function January, 2017

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