Markus Holgersson is not going to feature for the New York Red Bulls in the next edition of Major League Soccer. The Swedish defender had one year left in his contract, but, both he and the club decided that the contract should be terminated.
Holgersson played for the Red Bulls for a couple of seasons and he proved his worth at the club. He didn’t have too many bad games during his tenure at Red Bull Arena. He was a regular member of the team and he put up a lot of quality defensive performances.
In total, Holgersson made 63 appearances for the Red Bulls and found the back of the net thrice.
Announcing Holgersson’s departure yesterday, the manager of New York Red Bulls, Mike Petke said, “I talked to Markus regarding his contract and we both reached the conclusion that the termination is the right thing to do. He did some wonderful things for us on the ground in the last two seasons and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all that. He is a great professional and we enjoyed having him here.”
New York Red Bulls played fantastic football for most parts of the 2013 season. They won 17 out of their 34 games and secured a total of 59 points to end up at the top of the Eastern Conference Points table.
However, they couldn’t finish the season on a good note. Their performance in the MLS Cup playoffs wasn’t that good. They couldn’t defeat Houston Dynamo even once out of the two times they faced them and as a result, they got knocked out.
The MLS Cup was eventually won by Sporting Kansas City which was one position behind the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference table at the end of the regular season.