The Red Bulls announced today that goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell will not be returning to the club for the 2009 season. Patterson-Sewell was offered a contract but decided to pursue other options.
“With smaller rosters and the cancellation of the MLS Reserve League, Caleb thought it would be in his best interests to pursue other options so that he could earn more competitive experience,” said Red Bull New York Sporting Director Jeff Agoos.
Patterson-Sewell was signed by the Red Bulls on March 20, 2008. Serving as the back-up goalkeeper in several matches, Patterson-Sewell’s first team debut came on Aug. 6, when he played the second half against FC Barcelona. Prior to joining the Red Bulls, Patterson-Sewell played for the Cleveland City Stars of the USL Second Division, helping lead the club to its first-ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualification. He also enjoyed a stint in 2006 with the Toowoomba Raiders of the Australian League Second Division.