Shortly after he officially signed with Paris-based club Red Star, Ronald Zubar gave an interview to Le Parisien in which he looked ahead to his time with his new team and back at his experience in MLS with the New York Red Bulls.
Asked to summarize that experience, Zubar - who also made clear he would have liked to stay at RBNY, but was forced to move on when contract negotiations stalled - said he felt he had improved for his time in MLS ("I think I have made progress in many areas") and offered an unqualified endorsement of the league in which he played for two seasons:
MLS has nothing to envy at some European championships. It is hard and physical. The level increases from year to year thanks to the contribution of many foreign coaches. The Red Bulls are a big franchise and the rivalry with New York City driven by Patrick Vieira gave plenty of spice to the city. Sincerely, I did not waste my time.
Zubar's new club, Red Star, won its last game - against Ajaccio (another team Zubar has played for) - to slightly ease its current fight against relegation from Ligue 2. Zubar told Le Parisien he would need a little time to get match fit, but was hoping to be ready to play for his new team in the near future. Red Star's next game is February 10, against Laval.