The New York Red Bulls secured their first international signing of the offseason with Josh Sims returning on Loan. Sims Loan is through June with an option to extend. At 22, Sims qualifies as a young DP, which means his cap hit will be only 200k instead of 530k of a traditional DP.
Sims came in for 8 games last year, and the team was noticeably better. He is a direct attacker, who drives at the defense, and is active in the press.
“Josh proved to be a great addition to our club last year, as a person and a player, and we’re pleased to bring him back,” said Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas. “Josh has so many qualities that we like and look for, and he made a difference for us in the final third. We expect him to play a big role heading into this season.”
“I’m delighted to have rejoined the New York Red Bulls on loan,” said Sims. “I enjoyed my time there last season but felt it was cut short, so I’m ready to start the season strongly and help push the team to improve on last season. I’m fit and ready to go, I felt New York was a good fit for me last season and that’s one of the reasons I’ve chose to come back, the boys, the staff, and everyone connected to the club made me feel welcome from the first minute and I can’t wait to see everyone again and rejoin the team.”
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