June 6, 2017 (Official Press Release)
The New York Red Bulls have placed forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen on waivers, the club announced today.
Gulbrandsen joined New York earlier this year on loan from RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. The Norwegian appeared 12 times, including four starts.
The New York Red Bulls have terminated the loan of forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen. The move comes after Gulbrandsen cleared MLS waivers. Gulbrandsen will return to RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga.
"After speaking with Fredrik, we have reached a decision that is in the best interest of all parties involved and will allow him to return home," said New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. "We will continue to evaluate options to strengthen our roster in the upcoming transfer window."
"When we brought Frederik here, the idea was to have him here the whole season. But given the way it was going from his side and our side, it didn't make sense to continue and I think he felt fighting for minutes here was the same as Salzburg," Jesse Marsch told reporters. "Then it just felt his connection there was more important. And in the end, I agreed. We thanked him for his work here and I think he fit in really well. It's too bad he didn't get more of an opportunity and that he didn't reward us and himself more. When we brought him in here, the goal was to kinda make him a big guy but he had some injuries and had to fight with two strikers and different things so it wound up not working out."