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Nov 6, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle (55) shoots against the Montreal Impact during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Montreal Impact won 2-1. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 6, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle (55) shoots against the Montreal Impact during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Montreal Impact won 2-1. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Bulls have re-signed center back Damien Perrinelle for the 2017 season, the team announced Wednesday.

Perrinelle returns to the Red Bulls after playing with the club for the last three seasons.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) leaves the field with a bloody nose after a loss against the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) leaves the field with a bloody nose after a loss against the Montreal Impact at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)

The Red Bulls were beaten in the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs before they stepped on the field.

There is no way the front office could have known, neither could have Jesse Marsch. The players certainly didn't know, but that doesn't make it any less true. The Montreal Impact knew how they were going to beat the Red Bulls, and they were built this season to execute it. 

"We knew they're a weak team in the playoffs," Ignacio Piatti, a striker for the Impact told reporters after the match. "They showed that last year, this year."

The New York Red Bulls are built on a pressing system. It is controlled chaos that works to exploit teams by catching them off guard when they turn the ball over, especially close to the opponent's goal. The Red Bulls have employed this system for two years, presenting plenty of opportunities for teams to learn how to neutralize it.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Connor Lade, Damien Perrinelle, Dax McCarty, Gonzalo Veron, Kemar Lawrence, Lloyd Sam, Matt Miazga, Mike Grella, Sacha Kljestan, Sean Davis
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 (Derik Hamilton)
(Derik Hamilton)

The New York Red Bulls will play the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the MLS Cup Playoffs. The first leg is at Stade Saputo on Sunday, October 30, and the second leg is at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, November 6.

Fifth seeded Montreal upset D.C. United, 4-2, in the play-in game on Thursday at RFK Stadium. Matteo Mancosu scored a brace, and Ignacio Piatti and Laurent Ciman added individual goals in the win. Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was not on the match day roster due to a back injury, although it's likely he has played his last minute in MLS due to friction with his current coaches.

The Red Bulls are 2-1 this season against the Impact. They lost in Montreal, 3-0, and won both matches at home, 3-1 and 1-0. The two sides have never met in the playoffs.

Montreal could be a tough matchup for New York. The Impact is quick on the counter attack, which is something the Red Bulls struggle with. They've also proven to be a better team without Drogba (5-8-9 with him in the lineup, 6-3-3 without). His last full appearance came in a September loss to the Red Bulls -- a match where he was dominated by the center back pairing of Aurelien Collin and Damien Perrinelle. It's unlikely that the attacking combination of Piatti and Mancosu (a 31-year old striker on loan from Serie A club Bologna) will be held scoreless over two legs.

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The New York Red Bulls drew the Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-2, after blowing a two-goal lead at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Ashley Cole scored the equalizer in the 89th minute. Mike Magee started Los Angeles' rally with a short-range effort in the 80th minute to make it 2-1.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Connor Lade, Damien Perrinelle, Gonzalo Veron, LA Galaxy, Sacha Kljestan, Sean Davis, Brendan Joseph
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New York Red Bulls defender Gideon Baah (3) leaves the field after an injury against Columbus Crew during the second half at Mapfre Stadium. (Joseph Maiorana)
New York Red Bulls defender Gideon Baah (3) leaves the field after an injury against Columbus Crew during the second half at Mapfre Stadium. (Joseph Maiorana)

The New York Red Bulls back line cannot stay healthy.

Just as Damien Perrinelle makes his return from a long-term injury layoff, Gideon Baah sustains a fractured tibia and is ruled out for the rest of the 2016 season. This leaves the Red Bulls with three healthy center backs on the roster, which is hardly enough to deal with the combined schedule of MLS and CONCACAF Champions League matches. 

Where will the club look for a replacement center back in its hour of need? Here are the options:

Tags: Chris Duvall, Connor Lade, Damien Perrinelle, Karl Ouimette, Kemar Lawrence, Brendan Joseph
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The New York Red Bulls cheer with their fans after a goal against the Orlando City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)
The New York Red Bulls cheer with their fans after a goal against the Orlando City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)

SNY.tv's Red Bulls writers Aaron Bauer and Brendan Joseph discuss why last year's two best regular season teams are in different places in 2016.

Aaron Bauer: So the Red Bulls play FC Dallas this Friday. This is a funny game because of how similar these teams were in 2015. They were both at the top of the league at the end of last year's regular season, tied on points, and showed a commitment to playing young players from their respective academies. They were both expected to compete for MLS Cup regularly for the next few years. Now, only Dallas has held up its end of the bargain, and the Red Bulls are trying to get on solid footing this year. What the heck happened?

Brendan Joseph: First, as must be stated with everything related to the Red Bulls right now, they were and continue to be devastated by injuries. Losing Gideon Baah and Gonzalo Veron, two players who were acquired with relatively large transfer fees and were expected to be starters, created gaps in the squad. The team trained for most of the preseason expecting to make the jump from the 4-2-3-1 to the 4-2-2-2 using Veron as a striker and Baah as a center back. Combine the injury issues and early-season rust with opposing teams parking the bus, and they are a team with two wins in eight matches.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) celebrates while leaving the field after the first leg of the eastern conference semi-final against D.C. United at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. (Geoff Burke)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) celebrates while leaving the field after the first leg of the eastern conference semi-final against D.C. United at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. (Geoff Burke)

The New York Red Bulls have signed captain Dax McCarty to a multi-year extension as part of a flurry of moves, the team announced.

The team also inked Felipe to a multi-year deal and signed defender Damien Perrinelle to an MLS contract.

Per club and league policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips (98) advances the ball during second half of MLS Playoffs game at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips (98) advances the ball during second half of MLS Playoffs game at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)

The New York Red Bulls announced they will not exercise team options on nine players.

Options will not be exercised on defender Roy Miller, defender Damien Perrinelle, midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, goalkeeper Kyle Reynish, defender Anthony Wallace, midfielder Leo Stolz, forward Manolo Sanchez, midfielder Marius Obekop and forward Dane Richards, the team said.

"We want to thank each player for their service to the club and wish them nothing but the best moving forward," Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis said in a statement. "Despite options not being exercised for Shaun, Kyle and Damien, the club is in discussions with each player and is looking to bring those players back in 2016."

Tags: Anthony Wallace, Damien Perrinelle, Kyle Reynish, Leo Stolz, Manolo Sanchez, Marius Obekop, Roy Miller, Shaun Wright Phillips
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