Josh Sims has had his loan with NYRB renewed by Premier League side Southampton through June 30 and an option to extend. At just 22, Sims is the age of those drafted into MLS and brings far more experience out of England, yet still qualifies as a Young Designated Player.
Denis Hamlett, Red Bulls Sporting Director informed "We are pleased to reach an agreement to bring Josh back to New York. We're excited to see how Josh can build upon his time with us last year."
In his time with NYRB last year, he had one goal & assist over 8 games. The goal was scored early in the post season matchup with the Union but left the game due to injury in the first half hour of the game.
NYRB HC Chris Armas added "Josh proved to be a great addition to our club last year, as a person and a player, and we're pleased to bring him back. We expect him to play a big role heading into this season."
He had his first minutes with Southampton in Nov. 2016, getting the go ahead assist facing Everton. Later he had the start in a Europa League game, his initial foray into European play. Getting 26 games for the senior team overall and 20 in the Premier League, with a pair of assists over 573 minutes.
Sims informed "I'm delighted to have rejoined the New York Red Bulls on loan. I'm fit and ready to go, I felt New York was a good fit for me last season and that's one of the reasons I've chose to come back, the boys, the staff, and everyone connected to the club made me feel welcome from the first minute and I can't wait to see everyone again and rejoin the team"
From Yeovil England, he came out of the academy at Southampton, then to the senior team in 2016. He was in a number of youth games for his country, lastly in the 2019 Tulon Tournament with the U-23's.
See video on the Facebook of Soccer Long Island Magazine.