Red Bulls Reach Mutual Agreement to Cancel Contract for Defender Digão

HARRISON, NJ (July 19, 2013) – The New York Red Bulls announced today they came to a deal with defender Digão to mutually agree to cancel his contract.

“We have spoken with Digão over the past couple of weeks and believe that this is the best resolution for all parties involved,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “We want to wish Digão the best of luck in the next stage of his career.”

Digão signed with the Red Bulls on Sept. 14, 2012. The Brazilian appeared in one postseason match in 2012 but had not played in the regular season.

Digão (full name: Rodrigo Izecson dos Santos Leite) signed with Italian club A.C. Milan in 2004 and from 2005-07, he was loaned out to fellow Italian side A.C. Rimini. He returned to Milan for the beginning of the 2007-08 season and made his lone Serie A appearance for the club in March 2008. Digão also played in Belgium with Standard Liege, in Italy with U.S. Lecce and F.C. Crotone and Portuguese side F.C. Penafiel.