Kyle Duncan will return to the other side of the Atlantic for the rest of the year as it was announced on Friday that he will join the New York Red Bulls on loan from Belgian Pro League side K.V. Oostende.

The 24-year-old returns to Eastern Conference side after spending the past six months in Belgium where he signed with Oostende on a free transfer on January 1. However, he found playing time hard to come by as played in seven games in the previous season.

The temporary return of the right-back is welcome news for the Red Bulls as they make the push to lock down a top-four spot ahead of the playoffs.

“We are excited to bring Kyle back on loan for the rest of the season,” NYRB’s Sporting Director Denis Hamlett said in a statement. “He has vast experience in the league, and we are happy that we can bring someone in that is familiar with the system of football that we play.”

The Brooklyn native was a stalwart for New York’s backline prior to his move to Belgium as he played in 72 games in his four seasons for the team. It was also a successful period as he helped them to lift the Supporters’ Shield in 2018.

“I am happy to have Kyle back with us,” Head Coach Gerhard Struber said. “Kyle knows the way we want to play from his time with us the past couple of years and we are excited to see what he can bring to our team for the rest of the year.”

Duncan could return to the field on Saturday when the Red Bulls head to the nation’s capital to face D.C. United.

By Yanks Abroad

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