Derrick Etienne, Jr. was signed as a Homegrown player by the Red Bulls. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Veterans Luis Robles and Bradley Wright-Phillips weren’t the only players whom the Red Bulls released Thursday.
The MLS club also said goodbye to five other players.
The Red Bulls declined options on midfielders Vincent Bezecourt, Marcus Epps, Derrick Etienne Jr. and Jean-Christophe Koffi and goalkeeper Evan Louro.
Etienne, Jr., a member of the Haitian national team, was a Homegrown player signed by the Red Bulls. He had been loaned to FC Cincinnati for the second part of the MLS season.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to thank Vince, Derrick, Jean-Christophe, Marcus and Evan for their commitment to the club, and hard work over the years. We wish them luck as they move forward in their careers,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said.
Midfielder Josh Sims has returned to Southampton following the end of his loan.