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Once A Metro Apr 10, 2021
Red Bulls 1-1 DC United: going with hearsay in final preseason match

Red Bulls 1-1 DC United: going with hearsay in final preseason match

The Red Bulls and DC United last clashed in the public eye in Harrison for a match on September 2nd last season | Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ Daniel Royer penalty equalizes after Erik Sorga opener in only in-stadium tune up ahead of 2021 season During a shortened preseason in which cancelled scrimmages and pandemic logistical restrictions have kept the New York Red Bulls almost entirely out of view as they enter a new era under manager Gerhard Struber, the heavily-overhauled squad has been stuck as a creature of fascinated gossip for fans and observers. In an era...
Once A Metro Apr 10, 2021
Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 10, 2021

Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 10, 2021

Never an idle moment for Tim Cahill (above, center) as he takes up a new coaching role | Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via The Patryk Klimala rumor mill continues to churn, the Cameron Harper hype train gathers steam, and Tim Cahill continues collecting merit badges in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. I don’t appreciate the derision, the mockery, and the hatred. You’re just jealous I get to write this post, receive the adoration of a fan base that is constantly clicking and sending me stories. Everyone wants...
Once A Metro Apr 7, 2021
So, your Major League Soccer team has been accused of tampering - what now??

So, your Major League Soccer team has been accused of tampering - what now??

The Red Bulls have allegedly been a little too eager to acquire Cincinnati midfielder Frankie Amaya (above) | Photo by Justin Casterline/ Running of the Red Bulls treads on the toes of FC Cincinnati in Amaya pursuit, but will anything come of it? In an offseason when the New York Red Bulls have kept their lawyers busy, more fun and billable hours could be just around the corner. Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that FC Cincinnati plans to raise tampering charges against the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls surrounding trade...
Once A Metro Apr 5, 2021
What’s next for the Red Bulls in the Kaku saga?

What’s next for the Red Bulls in the Kaku saga?

Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Domestic validity of midfielder’s contract affirmed as case between MLS and MLSPA settled in favor of league Erstwhile friend of the blog Alejandro “Kaku” Gamarra started yet another game for Al-Taawoun on Sunday, scoring in a 3-2 win over Al-Fateh in the semifinal of the King’s Cup of Champions. It was his fourth goal in all competitions since arriving to the friendly shores and backlines of Saudi Arabia, although the first one scored in official violation of his MLS contract. This was due to the announcement a day earlier that...
Once A Metro Apr 3, 2021
Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 3, 2021

Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 3, 2021

Cristian Casseres is already being sought out for career advice at just 21 years old | Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via The Patryk Klimala watch intensifies, Cameron Harper settles in, and a cartoon slideshow of Jesse Marsch’s career drops in this week’s #RBNY links Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. I’m excited for this upcoming season. You have no idea what is going to happen. Maybe the Red Bulls will win the MLS Cup. Maybe the team will qualify for some fancy yet-to-be-named extra competition. Perhaps I will find a...
Once A Metro Apr 1, 2021
Rumor: Red Bulls close to move for Celtic striker Patryk Klimala

Rumor: Red Bulls close to move for Celtic striker Patryk Klimala

Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via 22-year-old cost Scottish giants $5 million just a year ago and is extensively capped with Poland youth national teams Are the New York Red Bulls grabbing yet another player from the green side of Glasgow? After signing young Americans Cameron Harper and Andrew Gutman from Celtic last month, rumors are swirling overseas that New York is close to a deal to sign Polish youth international Patryk Klimala from the Scottish giants. According to Alison McConnell of The Times, he is “linked in the United States this week with a move to [the]...
Once A Metro Mar 31, 2021
What to know about the Red Bulls II preseason roster

What to know about the Red Bulls II preseason roster

Striker Jake LaCava, currently training with the first team, will hope to build on the five goals he scored in last year’s pandemic-shortened USL campaign | Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/ Pandemic protocols and strategy changes have led to less first-team crossover than ever for the USL reserve squad, making for an intriguing camp squad While the Red Bulls are in Florida dealing with more cancelled friendlies, their reserve team has been assembled in New Jersey over the past week. Red Bulls II are undergoing a more substantial preseason than usual, with COVID-19...
Once A Metro Mar 29, 2021
Ignore the new arrivals, focus on the sophomores

Ignore the new arrivals, focus on the sophomores

Red Bulls midfielder Dru Yearwood is set for the pivotal season of his professional career after an awkward late season start in New York | Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Red Bulls have brought in eye-catching nine new signings this offseason but last year’s recruits may have bigger points to prove The eight new players acquired by the New York Red Bulls in the winter transfer window will understandably receive the lion’s share of scrutiny this upcoming season. It is upon this foundation that recently-hired manager Gerhard Struber will build his...
Once A Metro Mar 28, 2021
Red Bulls tripped up in opening preseason scrimmage against Miami FC

Red Bulls tripped up in opening preseason scrimmage against Miami FC

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Former RBNY reserve Speedy Williams scores opener as Miami nicks 2-0 victory in sixty-minute run out at Bradenton After a string of cancelled games due to COVID-19, the New York Red Bulls finally hit the field for a 60-minute preseason scrimmage against The Miami FC of the USL Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While New York kept details close to the vest, Miami did give social media updates on the two 30-minute halves. An opener from former Red Bulls II midfielder Devon “Speedy” Williams, who won a USL Cup with...
Once A Metro Mar 27, 2021
Red Bulls Expert Guide: March 27, 2021

Red Bulls Expert Guide: March 27, 2021

Former Red Bulls winger Gonzalo Veron has surely been jealous of Kaku’s legal drama stealing his thunder | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports A South African college star ends up on New York’s radar, the respective Kaku and Gonzalo Verón transfer dramas drag on, Vincent Bezecourt arrives in Armenia and more in this week’s links round-up Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. Like a chestburster popping out of John Hurt, the Expert Guide once again is here to provide you with everything you probably don’t need to know. Will this weekly...
Once A Metro Mar 27, 2021
Struber introduces Celtic signings as Red Bulls continue to assemble in Florida

Struber introduces Celtic signings as Red Bulls continue to assemble in Florida

Photo by George Wood/ Andrew Gutman and Cameron Harper faced the New York press for the first time as Austrian manager laments “not so sexy” friendly cancellations After a week in which his New York Red Bulls team was unable to complete planned friendly games, head coach Gerhard Struber met with the media and emphasized the need to focus even harder on training and preparation ahead of the rapidly-approaching 2021 season. Struber, speaking to the New York press gallery for the first time without Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell acting as an emcee, helped to...
Once A Metro Mar 24, 2021
Daniel Edelman signed to professional contract with Red Bulls II

Daniel Edelman signed to professional contract with Red Bulls II

Photo by Matt Ralph 17-year-old academy product stood out in spot USL appearances during pandemic-impacted 2020 season Taking the next step in his professional soccer career, midfielder Daniel Edelman has signed a USL contract with New York Red Bulls II ahead of the 2021 season. He’s the sixth player signed for 2021 and second academy product to join full-time after Curtis Ofori. The Warren Township native has spent most of his youth career with North Jersey club Players Development Academy (PDA) before shifting to the Red Bulls academy. He has appearances with the US...
Once A Metro Mar 23, 2021
Red Bulls get a few hundred grand for some guy who was never going to play for them

Red Bulls get a few hundred grand for some guy who was never going to play for them

PSV Eindhoven reserve Chris Gloster seemingly went out of his way to avoid coming back to the Red Bulls, who were paid for his contract anyway | Photo by Photo Prestige/Soccrates/ Chris Gloster’s picky approach to leaving Europe ends up as a minor windfall for his childhood club Two weeks ago the New York Red Bulls earned some backhanded plaudits after pulling off what many felt was a contender for the most MLS transaction of all time. Andrew Gutman, an American left back with Scottish Premiership giants Celtic FC, was loaned to the Red Bulls by Atlanta United...a...
Once A Metro Mar 22, 2021
New Amsterdam FC friendly against Red Bulls cancelled due to virus concerns

New Amsterdam FC friendly against Red Bulls cancelled due to virus concerns

Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ Cancellation comes week after Red Bulls called off expected West Chester United friendly Earlier this month, the New York Red Bulls announced preseason plans which included a scheduled game against a then-unnamed opponent on this past Friday March 19, the day before the team left for Florida to continue season prep. While New York never publicly disclosed the details of the closed-door friendly, the opponent was revealed to be National Independent Soccer Association side New Amsterdam FC. The professional third-division team made the...
Once A Metro Mar 20, 2021
Red Bulls Expert Guide: March 20, 2021

Red Bulls Expert Guide: March 20, 2021

Joselito Vaca, one of the last remaining still-active MetroStars players, became the most-capped Bolivian professional in history last week | Photo by Allen Kee/MLSNETImages Is Red Bull Necaxa back in business? Will Jesse Marsch move to Celtic? Does Lothar Matthäus deserve to be wished a happy birthday? Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. Do you enjoy reading these posts as much as I enjoy writing them? Well, I hope not because that would mean you do not enjoy them at all. That’s a joke. I love writing these posts every week. Why else...

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