NYCFC announces roster cuts, returnees – and trialists

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by CHRISTIAN ARAOS

NYCFC announced today that it has also declined the contract options for Ned Grabavoy, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Jeb Brovsky and Pablo Alvarez.

The club also announced it exercised club options for goalkeepers Josh Saunders and Erik Johansen, defenders RJ Allen and Conor Brandt, midfielders Mehdi Ballouchy, Kwandwo Poku, Tommy McNamara and Tony Taylor, as well as forwards Khiry Shelton and Patrick Mullins.

The team’s four loanees, Shay Facey, Angelino, Javier Calle and Ryan Meara have all returned to their respective clubs.

NYCFC currently have 19 players under contract for next season. The team will take those players as well as defender Jhon Kennedy-Hurtado and goalkeeper Andre Rawls on trial to Puerto Rico next week for its friendly with the Puerto Rican National Team. Hurtado played in MLS from 2009-2014 playing 133 matches with Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire and the Seattle Sounders. Rawls, meanwhile, is a goalkeeper from the Wilmington Hammerheads. He was originally drafted by NYCFC in the 2015 SuperDraft, going 44th overall in the third round.

 

  • EPL fan

    Brodsky released? It’s a sad day for hipster ass holes everywhere.

    • Brad

      No worries- they still have Pirlo that world class player.
      Hipsters love to pretend they followed him his whole career. Uh – they didn’t. Of course it all depends on if he doesn’t croak from a heart attack.

  • Don’t you mean brunsky?

    • EPL Fan

      It should be BUN-sky in honor of that stupid Samuri bun he was sporting early in the season. What a hipster jackass!