A defensive trio which helped guide the New York Red Bulls to a Supporters’ Shield title in 2015 will officially be returning for another season.
On Friday, the Red Bulls confirmed prior reports, and re-signed defensive midfielder Dax McCarty to a multi-year deal. The Red Bulls also announced a multi-year deal had been offered to and accepted by Felipe, while Damien Perrinelle was offered a new contract.
“We believe that consistency is one of the keys to success and keeping our core intact,” said Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis said in the club’s release. “Both Dax and Felipe were integral to what we accomplished last season, and we are pleased to keep them with the club going forward.”
In total, captain McCarty has scored 11 goals and recorded 22 assists in 142 regular-season appearances for the Red Bulls. Last year was arguably his most successful season in MLS, as the 28-year-old earned MLS All-Star and MLS Best XI honors.
Felipe proved to be one of the best offseason additions ahead of the 2015 season, as the 25-year-old midfielder started in all 34 regular-season games and all four playoff matches last campaign.
Meanwhile, Perrinelle made 28 appearances in 2015, and featured in the playoffs before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with an injury during the Eastern Conference Semifinals against D.C. United.
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