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A general view of Red Bulls Arena during the game between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. (Vincent Carchietta)
A general view of Red Bulls Arena during the game between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. (Vincent Carchietta)

The New York Red Bulls announced the list of players they are protecting in advance of the MLS Expansion Draft. 

The 11 players are Luis RoblesRyan MearaKemar LawrenceDax McCartySacha KljestanFelipeMike GrellaDaniel RoyerGonzalo VeronAurelien Collin and Bradley Wright-Phillips. The club's six Homegrown players are automatically protected.

New MLS sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United will each select five players on Tuesday, December 13th. Only one player can be selected from each team.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Dax McCarty, Felipe, Gonzalo Veron, Kemar Lawrence, Luis Robles, Mike Grella, Ryan Meara, Sacha Kljestan, Brendan Joseph
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New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (18) warms up before the start of their match against the Toronto FC at BMO Field. (Tom Szczerbowski)
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara (18) warms up before the start of their match against the Toronto FC at BMO Field. (Tom Szczerbowski)

The New York Red Bulls announced the re-signing of goalkeeper Ryan Meara to a multi-year contract. His contract expired at the end of the 2016 season.

The Red Bulls also announced that the contracts of Damien PerrinelleShaun Wright-PhillipsKyle Reynish, and Aurelien Collin have expired. 

Meara spent the majority of last season on loan with the club's reserve team, NYRB II, in the USL. He played 21 matches and allowed 16 goals, while leading the squad to the regular season and playoff championship. He also made two senior team appearances, playing in the US Open Cup and the CONCACAF Champions League.

Tags: Ryan Meara, Brendan Joseph
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 (Vincent Carchietta)
(Vincent Carchietta)

Unlike the senior team, there would be no blown 2-0 lead in a big game for the Baby Bulls.New York Red Bulls II defeated the Swope Park Rangers, 5-1, to win the franchise's first USL championship. NYRB II is the first MLS reserve team to win a USL championship since reserve teams were introduced into the league in 2014 with LA Galaxy II.Regular season leading-scorer Brandon Allen contributed a hat trick, scoring two of his goals in the final 15 minutes to put the game out of reach.

Tags: Ryan Meara, Aaron Bauer
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