The New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union loaned out young Cameroonians Anatole Abang
and Eric Ayuk
, respectively, to clubs in Europe. They bring to nine the number of players sent
on season-long loans -- six to foreign clubs and three to USL clubs.
Abang scored four goals for the Red Bulls in 2015 but didn't score in eight games in 2016 and was sent on loan to
Hobro in Denmark. The new loan deal is with Finland's SJK Seinajoki.
Ayuk played 28 MLS games for the Union in 2015 but just one in 2016. He's gone on loan to Jonkopings Sodra in
Sweden. MLS players on loan: PLAYER (MLS TEAM -- > LOAN TEAM) Jeffrey Otoo
(Atlanta United -->
Charleston Battery) Romario Williams
(Atlanta United --> Charleston Battery) Jefferson Mena
(New York City FC --> Barcelona/ECU) Mix Diskerud
City FC --> IFK Goteborg/SWE) Anatole Abang
(NY Red Bulls --> SJK Seinajoki/FIN) Devron Garcia
(Orlando City --> Real Espana/HON), Eric Ayuk
(Philadelphia Union --> Jonkopings Sodra/SWE) Lucas Melano
(Portland Timbers --> Belgrano/ARG) Victor Mansaray
(Seattle Sounders --> FC Cincinnati) Note:
Sam Adekugbe (Vancouver Whitecaps) is on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion until July 1.