Defender Rafa MárquezReleased by New York Red Bulls
HARRISON, NJ (Dec. 13, 2012) - The New York Red Bulls announced today they have come to a mutual release agreement with defender Rafa Márquez.
Per club regulations, specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"This decision has been made in the best interests of both parties concerned," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. "Rafa has accomplished a great deal during his career and is a top quality player. We want to thank him for his service to the Red Bulls and wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career."
Márquez signed with New York on Aug. 2, 2010 as a Designated Player, coming to Major League Soccer from FC Barcelona. In his two plus seasons with the club, Márquez appeared in 44 regular season games (42 of them starts) and notched one goal and nine assists. Last season, Márquez played in 15 matches and recorded three assists. He started in six playoff games during his time as a Red Bull.
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