United States of America (USA) international right-back Kyle Duncan has left MLS football giants New York (NY) Red Bulls to join an European team. The 24-year-old left the New York Red Bulls on a free transfer on Friday to join Belgian side Oostende. Duncan is ineligible to play for Oostende until the winter transfer window reopens in the coming weeks.


His free transfer signing was announced by his Belgian top flight team on Friday and it was revealed that the player will link up with his new team at the start of next month. This is despite the fact that he won’t be able to play for Oostende until January.

American defender Duncan has been on the payroll of New York Red Bulls for four years and he had an attacking output of five goals in 72 appearances for the MLS football team.

Duncan has been capped once by his country. He came on as a substitute during an exhibition game against El Salvador in December 2020.

New Oostende signing Duncan is the cousin of Timothy Weah who plays his club football with French champions Lille. Weah is more of a regular fixture in the United States national team than Duncan.

Duncan began his career at New York Red Bulls before he left the club to move to the French league. The right-sided defender signed his first professional contract at French team Valenciennes in 2015. The American defender returned to the MLS after two years in the French league.

Oostende player Duncan played for the various youth teams for the United States before his debut for the senior team last year. He turned out for the u-18, u-20 and u-23 teams. Duncan returned home from the French league in time for the start of the 2018 regular season and he has been with the New York Red Bulls until the last few days when it was certain that he will leave the club for European football.

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