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New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates with midfielder Sean Davis (27) and defender Chris Duvall (25) after scoring a goal during the first half against the D.C. United at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates with midfielder Sean Davis (27) and defender Chris Duvall (25) after scoring a goal during the first half against the D.C. United at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)

The New York Red Bulls announced several roster moves heading into the 2017 season.

Sean DavisChris Duvall, and Justin Bilyeu had their contract options picked up. MLS leading scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips also had his contract option exercised.

Defenders Karl Ouimette and Ronald Zubar did not have their options picked up. According to Sporting Director Ali Curtis, the team is in negotiations to bring back Zubar next season.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Chris Duvall, Dax McCarty, Karl Ouimette, Ronald Zubar, Sean Davis, Brendan Joseph
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Apr 24, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette (22) kicks the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette (22) kicks the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette started for the Canadian national team in a 2-0 friendly loss to South Korea. The 24-year old played 62 minutes at right back before being replaced by Carl Haworth.

Ouimette has 17 career appearances with Canada, which is a nation that is still in transition. They were eliminated from 2018 World Cup qualifying in September after finishing in third place in their group behind Mexico and Honduras. Now their focus turns to the 2017 Gold Cup and preparing players for 2022 World Cup qualification. Ouimette is still young and should be a factor with his national team for years to come.

Ouimette spoke to MLSSoccer.com about his tumultuous season prior to the match.

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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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New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette (22) kicks the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)
New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette (22) kicks the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)

The New York Red Bulls have sent center back Karl Ouimette on loan to the Jacksonville Armada of the North American Soccer League for the rest of the season. 

Ouimette, a Canadian international, appeared in seven matches this season and started six.

Empire of Soccer reports that Jacksonville will pay Ouimette's salary for the rest of the season. 

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New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette (22) kicks the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)
New York Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette (22) kicks the ball against the Orlando City FC during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Bill Streicher)

Karl Ouimette has been suspended three games for his actions against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on May 7.

The suspension was announced by the USL disciplinary committee on May 11. The suspension will account for New York Red Bulls II's next three games against Richmond on May 14, Montreal on May 21, and Pittsburgh on May 28.

Ouimette drew a red card late in the match against Pittsburgh, which was a chippy affair. After being sent off Pittsburgh striker Romeo Parkes kicked Ouimette in the back, after which the defensemen needed to be stretchered off the field. Reports out of New York say Ouimette has escaped serious injury, and Parkes was suspended for the 2016 USL season and cut from the Riverhounds roster as a result of his actions.

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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.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Damien Perrinelle, FC Dallas, Karl Ouimette, Lloyd Sam, Matt Miazga, Mike Grella, Ronald Zubar, Sean Davis, Aaron Bauer , Brendan Joseph
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