New York Red Bulls II see the usual high turnover for their club heading in to their final USL Championship season in 2022 with some key names leaving and others staying. The biggest of note is that both Daniel Edelman and Jake LaCava are out of contract. Whether they will remain in the USL or sign MLS contracts remains to be seen.
Three notable players will not be back with the team as the options on Emir Tombul, Kyle Zajac and Luther Archimede. Combined with the call-ups of AJ Marcucci and Omar Sowe, New York Red Bulls II will be rebuilding yet again heading into 2022.
"We look forward to adding more depth in quality to compliment the current group," said Academy Director Sean McCafferty. "We strive to be in contention for the playoffs and improve in all areas moving forward."
New York has failed to make the playoffs in their last two seasons after fast success that saw them win the USL Championship in their second season back in 2016. The rest of the league has caught up with them and the team has shown an inability to adapt to an increase in talent around the league.
Remaining Players: Michael Knapp, Curtis Ofori, Jeremy Rafanello, Steven Sserwadda
Out of Contract: Jake LaCava, Daniel Edelman
Options Declined: Emir Tombul, Kyle Zajac, Luther Archimede
In Negotiation: Juan Castillo, Lamine Conte