Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Red Bull New York announced on Wednesday
that the club has signed defender Jamison Olave to a new contract.
Per team and League regulations, specific terms of the deal were not
"Jamison showed last season and throughout his MLS career that he is an elite
center back in the league and we are pleased to sign him to a new deal. His
performances last year were vital in our success last year," said Red Bulls
sporting director Andy Roxburgh. "We look forward to Jamison's contributions
in the coming season, as he continues to be an important part of our squad."
Olave was acquired by the Red Bulls from Real Salt Lake prior to last season
and excelled in his first season in New York. The center back featured in 29
regular season games, 27 of which were starts. Olave led all New York
defenders with four goals and played a total of 2,368 minutes.
He was also named the club's Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the
The 32-year-old joined Real Salt Lake from Colombian club Deportivo Cali on
Feb. 20, 2008. He had made 120 appearances, 119 starts, for Real Salt Lake,
amassing 10 goals and two assists.
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