Sene's primary role was to be a starting forward in the Red Bulls' CONCACAF Champions League campaign. He got off to an encouraging start: a goal against CD FAS at Red Bull Arena - and more than a few missed chances. He could score, and he was evidently rusty, which suggested he might bring more to the squad after he adjusted and found his feet.
Unfortunately, Sene's most memorable moment in a RBNY shirt would prove to be the missed penalty in El Salvador- also against CD FAS - that became the easiest moment to blame for the Red Bulls' group-stage exit from CCL. He made five off-the-bench appearances in MLS, totaling 90 minutes, but was thoroughly out of favor by the time the playoffs arrived. Sene made no appearances in RBNY's post-season run to the Eastern Conference final.
At the end of the season, he was released. And that is Saer Sene's story as a Red Bull: a late-season gamble for forward depth that didn't pay off.
Improbably, things got worse for him professionally: Sene moved to Blackpool in England's Championship. He managed one league appearance in half a season with the club. The Tangerines were relegated to League One; Sene was released. He had worked his way through three clubs in less than 12 months.
Now we have news that the former Red Bull has returned to his roots: lower league German football.
It was at SG Sonnenhof Grossaspach that Sene caught the attention of Bayern Munich. In the 2008-09 season, says Wikipedia, he racked up 22 goals and 31 assists on the way to helping Grossaspach to winning both its league (the Oberliga Badem-Wurttemberg) and the Wurtemberg Cup. He was in Bayern's reserve team for the following season, then off to MLS in 2012.
Sene's new club, SV Wehen Wiesbaden, has been a fixture in Germany's 3. Liga since the 2009-10 season.
We wish Sene every success with his new team.