TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signed
UPDATE (Wednesday, 1 pm ET)
The Red Bulls confirmed that the club has re-signed Parker to a multi-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money.
The exact figures for Tim Parker’s new deal are 3 years for $2,406,600. #RBNY— Ron Waxman (@RonWaxman) December 12, 2018
Wednesday, 11:30 am ET
News of the deal – an avowed offseason priority for RBNY – was first reported by Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep. ProSoccerUSA subsequently published a detailed report that places Parker’s annual wages in the $700-800,000 range, which would constitute a marked increase on his previous reported salary, and claims that part of them will be paid down via allocation money.
Parker was one of the best defenders in MLS in 2018 and it’s not a coincidence the Red Bulls had the best defense in MLS in 2018 upon his arrival (and Vancouver’s D fell off when he left). He’s 25 and durable, an easy decision for Red Bulls to lock him up to a new deal.— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) December 11, 2018
Parker, 25, has been an everyday MLS starter since the summer of his rookie season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, who drafted him in 2015, and helped his hometown Red Bulls win the 2018 Supporters’ Shield after a trade at the start of the season in March.
A sturdy, mobile defender who also poses a set-piece threat at the attacking end of the pitch, he’s logged more than 2,500 minutes of regular-season action in each of the past three campaigns and earned his first USMNT cap over the summer.