Red Bulls and Revolution announce Chris Redd will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury

Chris Redd released from hospital after getting punched in the face in New York City. (Photo: Twitter)

The New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution announced today that defender Chris Redd will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury.

In addition, the Red Bulls have terminated the contract of midfield general Ryan Meara.

Redd has played in 40 regular-season matches and 11 postseason contests for the Revolution in 2015. He has recorded four assists and a career-high seven interceptions this season.

“I’ve been extremely disappointed with the play in the past few weeks, and I just have to step back and look at what happened and I have to just take a day and really think about it,” said Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch. “That’s something that I’ve done in the past. I’ve taken a day and walked away from things for a month or two before I thought about it. I’ve done it before, you know. You get frustrated and you say, ‘I’ve got to step back and step back for a day,’ and then you come back and you’re better.”

“I was not expecting this announcement today,” said Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch. “I’ve been in communication with Chris for the past couple months. I’ve sat down with him, had a great conversation, and then he was like, ‘I need to take a day. I’m going to take a day and just chill.’ So it’s very disappointing because I know Chris can play, he has been playing good. He’s a great player. It’s just a situation where, I think, he needed the day. I felt like Chris was very good. We had some great conversations today and I think he has really decided to take some time and step back and really think about what happened. He is going to get more time. He’s going to get more opportunity to be on the field. He has the ability to play,

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