Veteran defender Aurelien Collin will have to find a new team for 2019. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

The Red Bulls announced Tuesday that they had declined options on defenders Aurelien Collin, Ethan Kutler and Kevin Politz and forward Carlos Rivas.

New York also declined end-of-loan options on Panama international defender Fidel Escobar and midfielder Marc Rzatkowski.

The Major League Soccer club exercised options on 11 players.

Defenders Tim Parker and Tommy Redding are both out of contract at the end of 2018. The club is in discussions to bring Parker back for next season.

The Red Bulls exercised options on:

Goalkeepers Evan Louro and Ryan Meara.

Defenders Kyle Duncan, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo.

Midfielders Vincent Bezecourt, Derrick Etienne Jr., Alex Muyl, and Florian Valot.

Forwards Anatole Abang and Brian White.

Twelve players are already under contract for 2019:

Goalkeeper Luis Robles; defenders Connor Lade, Kemar Lawrence, Hassan Ndam; midfielders Cristian Casseres Jr., Sean Davis, Andreas Ivan, Kaku, Jean-Christophe Koffi, Ben Mines, and Danny Royer, and forward Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The roster stands at 23 players.

The full team roster

Goalkeepers (3): Evan Louro*, Ryan Meara*, Luis Robles

Defenders (6): Kyle Duncan*, Connor Lade, Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long*, Michael Amir Murillo*, Hassan Ndam

Midfielders (11): Vincent Bezecourt*, Cristian Casseres Jr., Sean Davis, Derrick Etienne Jr.*, Andreas Ivan, Kaku, Jean-Christophe Koffi, Ben Mines, Alex Muyl*, Florian Valot*, Danny Royer

Forwards (3): Anatole Abang*, Brian White*, Bradley Wright-Phillips

* – option picked up for 2019

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at