Two New York Red Bull Fan Favorites Ready To Retire

The New York Red Bulls, now in their 15th year of existence, have been a roller coaster of a franchise. There have been some extreme highs but also some terrible, unthinkable lows. There has been a revolving door of coaches and players, a name change, and a new stadium for the team to call its own.

Two players, more so than any others, have been through almost all of it. And after the 2010 season, they’ll be a part of the club’s history as well.

Forward John Wolyniec has retired effective immediately, and defender Mike Petke will finish out the current season before hanging up his boots.

Both are New York natives, were drafted by the club, and have spent the majority of their careers with the Red Bulls. They also both have two appearances with the U.S. National Team.

Wolyniec spent seven of his 12 MLS seasons, over three separate stints, with the New York club. He is second in franchise history in regular-season games played w...

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