Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Claudio Reyna Retiring

First by Ives Galarcep:
Ultimately, the injuries were just too much to overcome.

After a 14-year professional career that saw him play in Germany, England and Scotland before returning to the United States, Claudio Reyna has decided it is time to stop playing. The former U.S. national team captain and New York Red Bulls midfielder is retiring immediately, sources within MLS told SBI on Tuesday.

The Red Bulls have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday at 2pm at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, the school where Reyna's decorated career began two decades ago.
Reyna is the Red Bulls designated player, the MLS creation that allows a team to pay real salary to a player that doesn't count toward the teams salary cap.

Look for the Red Bulls to sign a big name foriegn striker in the coming weeks.

Read more at Soccer by Ives.

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