After just 13 matches with the New York Red Bulls, Juninho
is headed back to Brazil. The Red Bulls came
to an agreement with the 37-year-old midfielder to cancel his contract.
“We are very disappointed that Juninho has decided to return to Brazil because he is a great professional and
a very talented footballer,” said Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh
. “We wish him all of the best and thank him for his valuable
contributions during the first half of the 2013 MLS campaign.”
Juninho, a member of Brazil's 2006 World Cup squad, recorded four assists and 13 appearances, 10 of which were
He battled a calf sprain and also missed time after being suspended for two games for kicking a dead ball in the penalty area at Sporting KC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen
-- D.C. United picked up 23-year-old Jared Jeffrey
, who has played for the U.S. U-17s, U-20s and U-23s.
He spent the last three seasons with Mainz II in Germany after starting his pro career at Belgium's Club Brugge, where he was a member of the first team but never saw league action.