Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Soccer Star Denied U.S. Visa

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"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