New York Red Bulls decline 2014 contract options for defenders Brandon Barklage and David Carney
It appears the New York Red Bulls will look elsewhere for help at outside back.
On Monday, the team announced it will not be picking up contract options for defenders Brandon Barklage and David Carney. Carney is eligible for Monday’s MLS Waiver Draft while Barklage is eligible for the MLS Re-Entry Process.
“First, we want to thank Brandon and David for their service to our club,” Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement. “Both were top professionals and contributed to our success this season in helping us win our first Supporters’ Shield. However, with this success comes the unfortunate challenge of making difficult decisions due to salary cap and personnel considerations. We wish both of them the best of luck.”
Barklage signed with New York in March 2012 and played most of his two seasons at fullback, appearing in a total of 45 games (36 starts) and scoring two goals while adding 10 assists. Carney was signed on Aug. 8, and the Australian international started seven games, including New York’s two playoff matches.