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Report: Bover to be released by Red Bulls

The team's retooling continues.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Kristian Dyer of Big Apple Soccer is reporting that the Spanish midfielder's tenure with the New York Red Bulls is over.

The reshaping of the New York Red Bulls continues as has learned that Ruben Bover will be released.

Bover, brought into the team two years ago under then head coach Mike Petke, was a young midfielder who seemed to be on the verge of a greater role with the team at the end of last season.

A team source said that Bover did not fit the new direction under head coach Jesse Marsch.

Ruben Bover Izquierdo, who notably shared an agent with Thierry Henry, was brought in prior to the 2013 season after stints with Kidderminster, Halesowen Town, Charleton Athletic, and San Roque de Lepe. He struggled to adjust to the speed and physicality of the American game when he first arrived and remarked after his 2013 debut, "It's different to Spain. Here it's quicker. The first 10, 20 minutes of the game is not barely football. It's just going side to side."

Bover found a place with the Red Bulls as a utility player due to his ability to play winger, attacking midfielder, and striker. He made 22 total league appearances in two years and scored one goal.

Do you think this is a good decision? What is your favorite memory of Bover?