Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports It’s seven games into 2021, so time to hand out the most prestigious first-two-months-of-MLS trophies there are… Despite entering this month’s international break with a sub-.500 record, there’s a tint of optimism in the view of the New York Red Bulls after the first quarter of the 2021 season. Some clumsy performances but also … [Read more...] about OaM Quarter Season Red Bulls Awards Extravaganza
Does former Red Bulls technical director Andy Roxburgh see some of Mike Petke in the new Celtic manager? | Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images Mathias Jørgensen officially hits out on the comeback trail, Andy Roxburgh makes some new hiring recommendations, and Jean-Claude Billong fights off match-fixing charges in just a few of this week’s links Welcome to the … [Read more...] about Red Bulls Expert Guide: June 7, 2021
Andres Reyes was one of several Red Bulls first team players who suffered a humiliating USL loss in Hartford with the reserves on Saturday | Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Reserve team’s disastrous night and disjointed season appears to foreshadow coming changes in lower league structure I’m going to open with a confession: I didn’t watch the … [Read more...] about How much does it even matter that Red Bulls II lost 7-0?
Photo by Daniel Bartel/ISI Photos/Getty Images NJ/NY sits in comfortable 5th place but ranks last in league scoring chart By just about all accounts, Gotham FC has enjoyed a successful start to the 2021 season. They won the Eastern Division en route to a Challenge Cup final appearance, currently sit in 5th in the league standings (which would be their highest final … [Read more...] about How can Gotham FC find their scoring form again?
Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images Red Bulls II hitting stride in USL Championship as U-23 team also assembles for summer It is has been a busy time for young players in the New York Red Bulls youth system. Red Bull II is up and running in USL Championship play as is the U-23 team in League Two. On the academy front the much-anticipated New York Academy Derby … [Read more...] about Derby wins and documentary stardom for Red Bulls youth structure
Brian White leaves New York with 15 goals in 47 league appearances at first team level | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports $400k allocation fee sends out-of-favor striker to Cascadia with New York in need of salary cap space After a dozen winter signings, the New York Red Bulls aren’t going to let the regular season get in the way of more roster tinkering. On … [Read more...] about Brian White sold to Vancouver as Red Bulls make room for further squad tweaks
Photo by John Perdicaro How the teenager could mark a new era for the Red Bulls and youth development in his homeland The New York Red Bulls faithful were perplexed during the first game of the season. With Sporting Kansas City ahead 2-1 and the Red Bulls chasing an equalizing goal, manager Gerhard Struber subbed in Wikelman Carmona, perhaps the least heralded of the … [Read more...] about Wikelman Carmona finds football familiarity far from home
Vincent Bezecourt can add an Armenian Premier League trophy to his Red Bulls silverware | Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images Ex-Red Bulls are playing for trophies in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia while Steven Sserwadda inches closer and closer to making his move to New York Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. Are you having … [Read more...] about Red Bulls Expert Guide: May 31, 2021
Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images 21-year-old earns Venezuela call-up in midst of breakout fourth season with Red Bulls Hot on the heels of a match-winning performance over Orlando City last weekend, New York Red Bulls midfielder Cristian Cásseres Jr was named to the Venezuelan national team for World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Uruguay … [Read more...] about Red Bulls to lose Cristian Cásseres Jr for World Cup qualifiers – and perhaps beyond?