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New Season, New Players, Same Old Red Bulls…..

Well we got the first loss out of the way in Dallas.  At least it wasn’t all bad but about a good 80 minutes of it was.

The Good

Ryan Meara looked really good between the sticks for his first ever pro game.  It would have been a much bigger disaster if it wasn’t for him we might have drafted another hometown gem here.

Juan Agudelo got a start which proves that Hans Backe is just keeping him grounded while improving his game so we don’t have a repeat of Jozy Altidore (who by the way is killing it in the Netherlands).  I don’t know if he will continue to start next to Henry with our other attacking options. Which brings us to….

Kenny Cooper who came off the bench and scored our only goal.  I had a good feeling when the trade happened that he will be a great asset and he is already proving this.  I think he will be starting next to Henry unless we get Rodgers over here (any girls want to marry him so he can come to the US).

NBC’s production was great, I was at a bar that was packed and loud so I don’t know how the sound/commentary was but it looked really good.

 

 

The Bad

The midfield was a mess.  The sad part of that was that there was no new players in the midfield.  A year after playing together and still can’t get it together.   The midfield is supposed to be our strong suit.  I’m hoping it was just a bad day at the office.

Sven Holgersson – I had high hopes for him when he was signed but he was a complete mess in the back.  I’m hoping its just the pains of moving from Europe to the MLS but who knows and with Conde already having injury problems we might realize how badly we are going to miss Tim Ream (who has had a great start for Bolton – purely amazing against QPR).

 

 

Let’s hope for a better game on Saturday but granted its at Salt Lake so I’m not holding my breath.  This team will hopefully bring it together soon or summer can’t come fast enough and the 3rd DP – which I’m liking the Stephan Ireland rumors but who knows who will come.

The Silly Season in Full Swing in NY

I think it’s fair to say the transfer window before the season starts has hit a fever pitch for Red Bull New York. People coming and going –  or in one case might not be able to come at all – and more rumors than a tabloid magazine. Most things stated below are strong rumors about to be done but this is NY so you never know what’s going to happen. 
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Markus Holgersson to RBNY

Today  New York got even more Scandinavian with yet another Euro signing.  Markus Holgersson has been signed as a centerback – which we need especially if we sign Ream (see my last post).

He’s hot….really hot or I just really like Scandinavians.  Hans Backe may have his faults but his improvements to the backline make  my viewing at matches at RBA much easier on the eyes when defending the South Ward.  First, Jan Gunnar Solli who was by far my favorite player last year and now Holgersson.  He also will hopefully stick around for a while in NY.  At 26, he’s just about to reach his prime for a defender.  Let’s just hope he’s good at defending set pieces which was probably the biggest flaw in the 2011 version of the Red Bulls.  Let’s hope there is a few more signings before the season opener since I’m not expecting anything out of the Superdraft for NY.

Kevin

First RBNY Post – Transfer Drama and the 2012 Schedule

Hi all,

So this is my first post, I’m going to be covering Red Bull New York (follow me on Twitter @akapsychosis).  The offseason has already been interesting but then again we are the soap opera MLS club, we might not win things but we bring the drama. read more…