The Red Bulls have waived oft-injured forward/midfielder Santino Quaranta.
Acquired from Los Angeles for a conditional fourth-round draft pick, Quaranta played just three games for the Red Bulls for a combined total of 47 minutes. He missed most of the second half of the season with a foot injury. The 23-year-old midfielder goes on the open market less than three years after playing pretty well for the U.S. national team in the Gold Cup.
Will Quaranta get any more chances in MLS? His less than ideal work ethic has earned him a reputation that won’t help his cause. If he doesn’t get another look it would be a shame for a player who showed so much promise as a 16-year-old rookie for D.C. United, then as a solid contributor for DC and the U.S. national team in 2005.