Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Soccer Star Denied U.S. Visa

"The long immigration saga for New York Red Bulls star forward Luke
Rodgers came to an end on Friday, as the club revealed the Englishman
has been denied his P-1 Visa application to return to the United States. Rodgers and the club have agreed to terminate his contract with Major League Soccer. "After going through the entire immigration and appeals process,
Luke's P-1 Visa application has unfortunately been denied by the US
government for now,” the Red Bulls said in a statement. “We have spoken
with Luke about potential options and have mutually decided that it
would be in all parties' best interests to terminate his current MLS
contract so he could play elsewhere. “However, we will also continue to track his progress this year while
working with immigration officials with the goal that he could join the
Red Bulls sometime in the future." Rodgers has been in England since his initial application to renew
his P-1 visa was rejected