Official: Ronald Zubar signs with Ligue 2 side Red Star FC

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

Former New York Red Bulls defender Ronald Zubar will have a new home with the Ligue 2 side Red Star FC, according to SoFoot.com.

Zubar spent two years in MLS and will return to France where he started his career. Zubar’s two seasons in New York were a unique dichotomy of effective and problematic setbacks. Ronald made only 12 appearances in his first season due to a string of injuries but upped that number to 21 games in 2016. Along the way he netted a total of three goals while being a major piece to New York’s two Eastern Conference regular season championship victories.

His new team, Red Star FC, is a Parisian team in French soccer’s second division. Last season the team finished in fifth place and is looking to bring players in for the big push to the first division. Ronald Zubar is certainly a veteran player with experience in both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. Red Star, however, are currently 16th in the league table, looking to stave off relegation (5-7-9, two points from the drop).

Zubar came up with Caen and Marseille before moving to England to play with the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ronald played the longest stretch of his career in England between 2009 and 2013. He transitioned back to France with AC Ajaccio for a year before MLS came calling.

UPDATE (4:18 P.M.) – Ronald Zubar has taken to Instagram to confirm his signing with Red Star:

Nouveau chapitre&challenge✌🏿 @redstarfc

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