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Red Bulls Begin Clear Out, Waive 10 Players

Veterans Solli and Tainio Waived
Jan Gunnar Solli of the New York Red Bulls celebrates after the game against Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena on September 29, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jan Gunnar Solli of the New York Red Bulls celebrates after the game against Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena on September 29, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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HARRISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After cutting ties with coach Hans Backe and relieving general manager Erik Soler of his duties, the New York Red Bulls continued up their shakeup by waiving 10 players.

Among the players waived Monday were longtime midfielders Jan Gunnar Solli and Teemu Tainio, as well as defender Stephen Keel and goalkeeper Bill Gaudette.

Solli came to the Red Bulls from Norway and played in 55 matches with three goals and 12 assists in two seasons. Tainio started 37 of 42 games over the past two seasons. Acquired from the Galaxy for a draft pick, Gaudette made 12 starts, posting a 1.33 goals against average, three shutouts and a 5-3-4 record.

Others players waived include Jose Angulo, Jhonny Arteaga, Corey Hertzog, Jonathan Borrajo, Tyler Ruthven and Jeremy Vuolo.

The team also hired former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh as sporting director after being ousted in the playoffs.

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