Red Bull Arena is gonna feel real different next season.
The New York Red Bulls said goodbye to two of the most important players in their history, as Bradley Wright-Phillips and Luis Robles will not be coming back to the Red Bull Arena set next season.
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Wright-Phillips’ incredible run through the New York Red Bulls record books is over after seven season, thought it feels like the influential 35-year-old Englishman was in MLS from its very start. His two-goal season was not a fitting send-off, but he’s out of contract.
RBNY announced Thursday that Wright-Phillips would not returning to the club for the 2020 season, putting an end to a career which included 126 goals and 35 assists across all competitions. He also won two Golden Boot Awards and was twice in the MLS Best XI.
Robles is a club legend, and he’s now a free agent after Red Bulls declined his option.
The thrice-capped USMNT backstop was between the sticks for 281 Red Bulls matches, keeping 89 clean sheets. He was a part of three Supporters’ Shield winners and was named the 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
The 35-year-old began his career abroad with German sides Kaiserslautern and Karlsruher before coming to MLS in 2012.
He issued an emotional, grateful goodbye via the club’s web site.