Olave signs new RBNY pact

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 disclosed.

"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 Year.

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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