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Bulls Abroad: Karl Ouimette starts in Canada's 2-0 loss to Korea Republic

It will be a surprise if this wasn't Ouimette's last game as a Red Bull.

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Karl Ouimette told mlssoccer.com that his time with his national team this year had been "keeping my mind up during tough times". He also revealed he is uncertain about his future with the New York Red Bulls, and is waiting to see if the club takes up the option to extend his contract.

It seems unlikely that the Canadian will be at RBNY next season: he was loaned out to Jacksonville Armada mid-season, despite the fact the Red Bulls have never really had a fully fit defensive corps this season - and despite the fact Ouimette is a versatile player, as demonstrated by his start at right back for Canada in the team's latest friendly, a mid-November match against Korea Republic.

Ouimette played 62 minutes of a game that was pretty much over after the home team took a 2-0 lead in the first half. But Canada was in Korea more for experience and team-building than a result.

Ouimette just missed the chance to share the pitch with another member of Red Bull's soccer family: RB Salzburg's Hwang Hee-Chan subbed into the game in the 66th minute.

This might have been Ouimette's last match as a Red Bull. If he is moving on this off-season, that process will likely begin with his contract option being declined in the first wave of cuts to the current RBNY roster. The next time he is called up by his country, it is likely Karl Ouimette will be playing for a new club.