HARRISON, NJ– The Red Bulls will honor former midfielder Seth Stammler prior to this Friday’s match against the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena (Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET; TV: Fox Soccer Channel). Stammler, who retired at the conclusion of the 2010 season, played all seven of his years in MLS with New York. His versatility and grittiness allowed him to excel in several positions during his career as he endeared himself to New York fans.
The Gahanna, OH native featured in 142 matches for New York after being drafted 18th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Stammler suffered an injury in his first professional preseason which limited him in his first year, but by 2006, he had nailed a spot in the lineup, registering three goals and five assists and becoming a mainstay in the Red Bulls’ squad. During his time in New York, Stammler had played in every midfield and defensive position, amassing six goals and 13 assists over his MLS career. In regular season play, Stammler was tied for second in games played (142) and games started (126), third in minutes played (11,157) and tied for third in game-winning assists (7) in club history.
Prior to his MLS career, Stammler played at the University of Maryland for four years, captaining the squad in his final three seasons and appearing in 87 matches, in which he scored eight goals.