NY head coach Hans Backe and striker Juan Pablo Angel talk during the game vs. Real Salt Lake.
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Ángel: "I probably won't" be back in NY in 2011

The New York Red Bulls’ all-time leading scorer doesn’t expect to wear the team’s colors in 2011.

Speaking to ESPN analyst Alexi Lalas at halftime of Tuesday night’s US-Colombia friendly, Juan Pablo Angel shed light on speculation that his contract will not be renewed with RBNY after the 2010 season.

The Colombian Designated Player was asked by Lalas point blank at the close of the halftime show if he would be back in New York next season.

“I probably won’t,” Ángel replied.

Since coming to MLS in 2007, Ángel has scored 58 goals in 98 appearances for the Red Bulls. This season, the former Aston Villa and River Plate striker has 13 goals and is tied for third place in the Golden Boot standings.

The oldest and longest-tenured of the Red Bulls’ three DPs, Ángel’s 2011 plans have been the subject of much speculation following his benching in favor of Mehdi Ballouchy in New York’s 2-2 draw at Dallas on Sept. 16.

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