Jamaican international Dane Richards will not be offered a new contract by the New York Red Bulls for next season.
Richards, who was a major part of the team’s success between 2007 and 2012, rejoined the team in March of this year after a successful trial stint in the offseason. The 31-year-old, however, failed to capture the type of form that saw him named as a nominee for rookie of the year and go on to make over 100 appearances for the club.
After failing to secure a regular spot in the first team or reserves, Richards was loaned out to NASL side Indy Eleven. While Richards excelled in the NASL, he could not turn those fortunes into a secure spot with the Red Bulls. Overall, Richards featured in 12 matches with the Red Bulls this season, earning just a single start.
Along with Richards, it was also announced that Costa Rican fullback Roy Miller would also not be offered a new contract, having been displaced by Jamaica revelation Kemar Lawrence.