Florian Valot, who has been sidelined for the season with a knee injury, no longer occupies an international spot on the Red Bulls’ roster. (Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls)

HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls midfielder Florian Valot has received his United States green card and no longer occupies an international spot on the team roster.

A native of Monaco, France, Valot made his MLS debut March 24, 2018 against Minnesota United, where he started and played 85 minutes. He then started 12 of the next 13 matches, tallying three goals and three assists in 1,065 minutes.

Valot suffered an ACL tear in his left knee and had season-ending surgery July 19, 2018. He returned to action March 2, 2019, started the next two matches before suffering an ACL tear in his right knee and subsequently had season-ending surgery April 4.

He joined the Red Bulls organization in 2016 where he was signed to Red Bull II, the team’s USL Championship side. The French midfielder spent two seasons with Red Bulls II before earning a first-team contract at the end of the 2017 season.

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 Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. 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 Amazon.com.