New York Red Bulls sending midfielder to FC Cincinnati
Florian Valot is on the move, the New York Red Bulls midfielder heading to FC Cincinnati.
Source confirm a report on Wednesday night from The Enquirer that Valot has been traded to FC Cincinnati. A source tells ‘MLS Multiplex’ that Valot is being traded for $50,000 in allocation money and another $50,000 in allocation money if he is on his new club’s roster in 2022.
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Valot is a talented midfielder who is calm and composed on the ball. The 28-year old has the ability to play centrally or on the wing. But injuries have hurt his career development, even if he has consistently shown well during his four-year run with the Red Bulls at the senior team level.
The midfielder, who came up through the developmental academy of Paris Saint Germain, played his college soccer at Rider where he has 13 goals and six assists in 34 matches. He is a success story of the New York Red Bulls II developmental system, the team’s USL squad, where he played extensively for two years beginning in 2016 before transitioning to the first team.
In essentially four seasons at the MLS level, he has 42 appearances (23 starts) with five goals and nine assists in 2,878 minutes played. This season, injuries again limited him to three matches played (93 minutes).
While the Red Bulls lose a valuable and versatile piece to their roster, the money should help them address other areas of pressing need. The center back position, after the loss of Aaron Long early in the season due to injury, is an area that desperately needs to be improved if the club is to make a run at the playoffs.
On Wednesday night, the New York Red Bulls disappointed in a scoreless home draw against, ironically, FC Cincinnati. The club is having a rough stretch in league play, having not won a game since a 2-1 win over Orlando City on July 3.
In their last five matches, the Red Bulls have three draws and two losses.