RBNY Extend Core Players Robles and Felipe

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In the last week, Red Bull New York has announced contract extensions for star goalkeeper Luis Robles and influential midfielder Felipe, keeping them at Red Bull Arena on multi-year deals.

Robles made his debut for the club on September 29th, 2012, and has started every league match since – 157 consecutive starts, a MLS record. During his tenure, the Red Bulls have won two Supporters Shields, and have finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference two of the last three years. In addition to earning the 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, Robles owns the club records for wins, minutes played, games played, shutouts and goals against average.

“We are pleased to reach new terms with Luis,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said in a news release. “Luis has been an important part of our club on and off the field, and we look forward to continued success with him as our goalkeeper.”

The Red Bulls midfield, while having undergone significant change recently, has been anchored by Felipe for the past two-and-a-half seasons. Since coming to Harrison, NJ in a trade from Montreal before the 2015 season, the Brazilian has played in 84 of the club’s 85 matches.

While primarily deployed as a defensive midfielder, Felipe’s versatility has proved crucial as manager Jesse Marsch has utilized him in more advanced roles, and even as a defender in the past.

On Wednesday night, the 26-year-old lifted his club to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup with the winning shootout goal against the Philadelphia Union – the team which had eliminated them from the previous two Open Cups.

Per MLS policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.