Muhamed Keita did not live up to expectations with the Red Bulls. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls Saturday jettisoned another underachieving attacking player, waiving Norwegian midfielder Muhamed Keita.

The 27-year-old Keita recorded only an assist in seven matches for New York since he was signed last July 28.

“On behalf of the organization, I’d like to thank Muhamed for his time with the club,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said in a statement. “We wish him all the best as he moves forward with his career.”

When the 5-7, 170-lb. Keita joined the Red Bulls from Polish club Lech Poznan last summer, the club had high hopes for the Banjul, Gambia native.

“We are excited to welcome Muhamed to our club,” Hamlett said at the time. “He is an experienced player that has the ability to play as a forward, or on either wing. We think that his skill set can transfer well to MLS and fit our style of play.”

Obviously, Keita never did.

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