It is the end of the season and an entirely appropriate moment for players to take to social media to thank colleagues and fans. So the fact Ronald Zubar is saying thank you to colleagues and fans does not at all mean that he is saying goodbye.
It's been a huge disappointment for Us the way last 2years ended.did not reach are goal MLS cup .Now it's time to thankfull all those people around the club from the (front office to ours crew off grass man who make are job easier.U ARE THE CHAMP thankfull all my teammate love each off u❤️All the staff who give and want ours Best 'ALL IN'.I enjoyed all moment on the field.to ours great fans who always been here for us (cold/rain/snow❄️ "colorado"lol.never give up next year will be yours love u all❤️⚽️and my wonderful family who Support me all the time even with my Shit character love u❤️❤️❤️ now it's time to rest and will see for the future. @newyorkredbulls
He is, however, saying "it's time to rest and will see for the future".
Will see, indeed.
The New York Red Bulls will begin the process of dismantling the current roster and building for 2017 in due course. And Zubar's salary ($240K base; $320K guaranteed - we are told), age (31), and injury history (he's had some issues staying fit in his time at RBNY) would suggest his place in the squad is at least up for discussion.
There is a valedictory tone to his Instagram message...
I enjoyed all moment on the field...next year will be yours
...but there is no great need to speculate. RBNY has less than a month to ready itself for the 2016 Expansion Draft. The club's plans for its current roster - including the first wave of cuts and declined contract options - should become clear over the next few weeks.