Major League Soccer (MSL) side, New York Red Bulls F.C has officially parted ways with head coach as quoted by New York Metro Media.

Mike Petke was relieved of his duties after a meeting with new club’s sporting director Ali Curtis at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday.

New York Red Bull has been home to Uganda’s former captain, Ibrahim Ssekagya, who is in negotiations for a possible contract extension.

As head coach, Petke won the Supporters Shield, in 2013, and took the team to within a game of the MLS Cup this past season.

Petke featured for Red Bulls as a player – playing 169 times.

He became a fan favorite in 1998 when as a rookie, the native of Long Island showed ferocity on the pitch along with bleach-blonde dyed hair.

He quickly developed into a starter and a savvy defender and would often receive the largest ovation from the crowd when the team was announced at Red Bull Arena on game-day.

Kawowo Sports will keep you updated on Petke’s replacement and Ibrahim Ssekagya’s fate at the club.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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