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Red Bulls bring back Josh Sims on Loan

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The Southampton winger returns to Harrison with another loan deal

MLS: MLS Cup Playoffs-Round One-New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union
Josh Sims scores at Philly in the playoffs last year.
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The New York Red Bulls were working very hard to get Josh sims to stay at the club since he came over in last season on loan. How well he worked along the right flank in the midfield, as he was crossing balls, setting up chances that we’re able to be converted.

We all know how badly the club wanted to have a permanent transfer for Sims to remain with them, but Southampton brought him back once the loan deal expired at the end of the playoffs in a loss at the Philadelphia Union. In that match, Sims converted his 1st MLS playoff goal and sadly was subbed out due to injury as he was struck in the head by the left elbow of Union Keeper and Jamaican International Andre Blake.

The Red Bulls were able to work with Southampton and agreed to give Josh Sims a second loan to the club that begins from January till the end of June, but there is an option to extend it to remain with the club for the rest of the 2020 season.

““We are pleased to reach an agreement to bring Josh back to New York,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “In his performances at the end of last season, we saw glimpses of why he was our top choice in last Summer’s transfer window. Josh is a player that can maximize our philosophy with his speed, aggressiveness and quality on the ball. We’re excited to see how Josh can build upon his time with us last year.

”Josh proved to be a great addition to our club last year, as a person and a player, and we’re pleased to bring him back,” said Red Bulls Head Coach Chris Armas. “Josh has so many qualities that we like and look for, and he made a difference for us in the final third. We expect him to play a big role heading into this season.”

Since Josh Sims was a second-half substitute at NYCFC on August 24th, but since then he was apart of the starting eleven and has been dangerous crossing the ball to create chances, as well as making his chances to put the ball into the back of the net. It looked like Sims was able to fit in seamlessly with the tactics of the club to attack.

It’s refreshing to see that Josh Sims is getting excited to return to Harrison and play in front of the faithful Red Bulls fans that will come together at Red Bull Arena in the 2020 season.

“I’m delighted to have rejoined the New York Red Bulls on loan,” said Sims. “I enjoyed my time there last season but felt it was cut short, so I’m ready to start the season strongly and help push the team to improve on last season.

“I’m fit and ready to go, I felt New York was a good fit for me last season and that’s one of the reasons I’ve chose to come back, the boys, the staff, and everyone connected to the club made me feel welcome from the first minute and I can’t wait to see everyone again and rejoin the team.”

It’s going to be very exciting to see Sims rejoin Kaku and Daniel Royer in the midfield as Chris Armas is preparing for a solid season and improving to how last season ended in disappointment.