New York Red Bulls defender Carey Talley has announced his retirement from the game.
The 34-year old joined the club in September and made just one MLS appearance before deciding to pull the pin on a 13-year career.
Talley kicked off his professional playing days with DC United in 1998 and since then enjoyed stints with Kansas City Wizards, Dallas Burn, Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA. He made 315 league appearances – the eighth-most in MLS history.
“I’m proud to have been a part of the growth of MLS from its infancy to a league that has become a destination for world-class players,” said Talley. “Because of an ongoing injury, I feel that it’s in my best interest to walk away from the game, but will always continue to give back to the sport that I love so much.”
Meanwhile, Welsh midfielder Carl Robinson has officially signed a contract extension.
The 34-year old was hit by injuries last season but New York have seen enough of him to know what he is capable of and are believed to have signed him to a one-year deal with the option for more.