New York Red Bulls release Rafhina

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Rafinha , we hardly knew you.

The New York Red Bulls announced today that they have released Brazilian forward Rafinha.

Rafinha (full name Rafhael Domingues) was signed by New York on March 18, 2013 and was best known as the Facebook sensation who garnered international attention on his quest to become a professional.

While he impressed in preseason play, he didn’t make a dent in the Red Bulls regular season or their Open Cup run. In fact, he did not appear in a first team game for the Red Bulls at any point.

He was previously with Brazilian side, Toledo, and helped the team towards promotion to the Campeonato Paranaense First Division. Rafinha also featured with the youth squads at German side Borussia Dortmund.

The Red Bulls continue to entertain trialists Bradley Wright-Phillips, Sebastian Stachnik and Ibrahim Sekagya.