NY Red Bulls Kyle Duncan Set to Join Belgian Side KV Oostende

Kyle Duncan in 2021
Kyle Duncan in 2021. Photo by Angel Marchini/Shutterstock (12225612p)

The New York Red Bulls right back Kyle Duncan will parlay his great performances during the 2021 campaign into a move to Europe. According to multiple reports, Duncan is set to join Belgian side KV Oostende after his deal with the MLS team expires at the end of the year.

The media in Belgium already consider the move to be a done deal, while Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now also confirmed the news based on his sources close to the situation.

Duncan emerged as one of the NY Red Bulls’ most important and reliable players this season, making 32 appearances and 27 starts. He also managed to contribute with one goal and three assists.

The MLS side reportedly made a strong effort to keep him in the United States, but Duncan preferred to return to Europe where he was previously a member of Valenciennes. It is believed that the 24-year-old also drew interest from Ligue 1 club Stade Reims before choosing Oostende.

Kyle Duncan spent his youth career with the Red Bulls but decided not to sign a professional contract with the team and instead joined Valenciennes in 2015. He spent three years in France without making a single first-team appearance, which prompted him to return to the MLS.

Duncan represents the United States at the international level. He had his debut with USMNT in 2020 and this turned out to be his only cap so far.