Manchester City cuts Reyna loose for return to MLS
MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City terminated Claudio Reyna's contract, leaving the former U.S. captain free to sign with Major League Soccer.
Reyna has a home in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., and is likely to sign with the New York Red Bulls, who are coached by Bruce Arena -- his former coach at the University of Virginia and the U.S. national team. Reyna played his final game Dec. 17 against Tottenham, and Manchester City said Tuesday that Reyna was expected to move back to the United States.
He played in 15 of Manchester City's 24 Premier League matches so far this season.
The 33-year-old midfielder had played in Europe for 12 years, with stints at Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg in Germany, Glasgow Rangers in Scotland and Sunderland. He joined Manchester City in August 2003 from Sunderland, and scored four goals in 77 games.
Reyna retired from international soccer after last year's World Cup. He scored eight goals in 112 appearances and was on the U.S. roster for the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups, as well as the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.