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Once A Metro Jan 10, 2019
Anatole Abang arrested for marijuana possession, may face immigration challenges

Anatole Abang arrested for marijuana possession, may face immigration challenges

New York Red Bulls’ recently-returned forward has an important day in court ahead of him. MILLBURN, N.J. – Less than 24 hours after the New York Red Bulls exercised his contract option for the 2019 MLS season, Anatole Abang was arrested in the early morning hours of Dec. 5 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The charges carry a mandatory court appearance, and a record on NJCourts.gov details that the 22-year-old forward is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 26. njcourts.gov According to a public report, Abang was one of two arrested and handed...
Once A Metro Jan 8, 2019
SB Nation 2019 MLS Mock Draft: New York Red Bulls select Peter-Lee Vassell

SB Nation 2019 MLS Mock Draft: New York Red Bulls select Peter-Lee Vassell

Well, OaM selected him on RBNY’s behalf. With the 22nd pick of the 2019 SB Nation MLS Mock Draft, Once A Metro selects Peter-Lee Vassell on behalf of the New York Red Bulls. Vassell is in this year’s draft as what appears to be the sole representative of the MLS Caribbean Combine. The 19-year-old is currently regarded as an attack-minded midfielder; a reputation bolstered by the fact he has scored five goals in his first eight appearances for the Jamaica men’s national team. PETER-LEE VASSELL TAKE A BOW! #JFFLive #CNL #ReggaeBoyz #LikkleButWiTallawah...
Once A Metro Jan 7, 2019
Report: New York Red Bulls to play Elfsborg in 2019 preseason friendly

Report: New York Red Bulls to play Elfsborg in 2019 preseason friendly

Preseason opponent, ahoy The eagle eyes of MetroFan TV have spotted news of another preseason opponent for the New York Red Bulls: Swedish top-flight club Elfsborg will play RBNY in Florida at the end of January. Swedish side IF Elfsborg will be in Florida for training and will play #RBNY in a preseason match on 1/26 https://t.co/383lybpWLZ— MetroFanTV (@MetroFanTV) January 7, 2019 The Red Bulls aren’t quite ready to announce their 2019 preseason schedule, but the club has confirmed that it will be dividing its winter warm-ups into two camps: one in Florida; one in Arizona. We...
Once A Metro Jan 5, 2019
Stefano Bonomo joins Sacramento Republic for 2019

Stefano Bonomo joins Sacramento Republic for 2019

All the best in California, Stefano Stefano Bonomo has signed with Sacramento Republic for the 2019 USL Championship season. He joins former NYRB II teammate Rafael Diaz on the team’s roster. Bonomo was released by the New York Red Bulls in June 2018, having played a career total of one minute for the first team. But he was among the longest-serving players in the history of New York Red Bulls II, compiling a total of 64 appearances in four seasons with RBNY’s USL team. He had a stop-start career with the Red Bulls. Drafted 39th overall by RBNY in the 2015 SuperDraft, Bonomo skipped off...
Once A Metro Jan 5, 2019
New York Red Bulls’ Mobile Mini Sun Cup schedule is out

New York Red Bulls’ Mobile Mini Sun Cup schedule is out

Or call it the II team’s schedule, because it seems unlikely there will be many RBNY first teamers around for most of the preseason tournament. The New York Red Bulls will be splitting their preseason between Florida and Arizona this year, and will announce their schedule for both trips once they have finalized all necessary arrangements. But we now know have a pretty good sense of what the Arizona leg of RBNY’s preseason will look like, because the schedule for the 2019 Mobile Mini Sun Cup has been announced. The official schedule release for the exhibition tournament came on January...
Once A Metro Jan 5, 2019
Rumor: New York Red Bulls eyeing Omir Fernandez for Homegrown Player deal

Rumor: New York Red Bulls eyeing Omir Fernandez for Homegrown Player deal

The HGP rumors won’t stop. The last rumor about a potential new Homegrown Player signing for the New York Red Bulls didn’t last much longer than it took notice it existed. Perhaps this next one will prove a little more robust: ProSoccerUSA’s Dylan Butler advises that Omir Fernandez is being lined up to join RBNY on a Homegrown Player deal. Hearing the Red Bulls are working to finalize a Homegrown deal with Omir Fernandez, who came up through the club's academy. The Bronx native is a sophomore at Wake Forest and just got called up to the US U20 camp #RBNY— Dylan Butler...
Once A Metro Jan 5, 2019
Who to watch at the 2019 MLS Player Combine

Who to watch at the 2019 MLS Player Combine

Once A Metro’s suggestions for who to look out for if you have eyes on the MLS Combine this year. Orlando is currently crowded with MLS coaches and execs for the annual Player Combine, which also serves as an opportunity for teams to size each other up with regard to Draft Day deals and any other business they might wish to conduct as they seek to get rosters ready for the new season. And they may even watch a little Combine soccer: the showcase event for the top prospects entering this year’s MLS SuperDraft. The New York Red Bulls have four draft picks this year - until or unless they...
Once A Metro Jan 4, 2019
Rumor: Kyle Zajec to sign Homegrown player contract with New York Red Bulls

Rumor: Kyle Zajec to sign Homegrown player contract with New York Red Bulls

Another prospect from the RBNY Academy-Georgetown pipeline is rumored to be on his way to a homegrown player deal with the Red Bulls. The forces behind the @DMVSoccer96 Twitter account - close followers of DC, Maryland, and Virginia area soccer - have tipped Kyle Zajec to be among the next cohort of New York Red Bulls Homegrown player signings. Senior @GUHoyasMSoccer captain @kylezajec will sign a HG contract with the @NewYorkRedBulls in the coming days! Zajec has signed with @KSAgency.@GeorgetownHoyas stats ‘15-18:• 62 GP, 59 GS• 5 goals, 9 assists‘18 Highlight Tape:...
Once A Metro Jan 4, 2019
Red Bulls Youth players getting called up.

Red Bulls Youth players getting called up.

The Academy does it again, as some of the youth are heading towards the US Youth National teams It’s a brand new year when there is news coming from Red Bulls land, as the New York Red Bulls youth academy continues to churn player after player for their clubs, as well as getting them prepared for the International stage. The news came out this Friday afternoon as three players have been called into their respective Youth Nationa Team sides from US Soccer as Ben Mines, Omir Fernandez & John Tolkin have been called in. Midfielder Ben Mines who scored his first MLS Goal back at the beginning...
Once A Metro Jan 4, 2019
Bulls Abroad: Tab Ramos calls up Omir Fernandez and Tony Meola to USA U-20s

Bulls Abroad: Tab Ramos calls up Omir Fernandez and Tony Meola to USA U-20s

Former and (we hope) future Red Bulls count for the purposes of these columns. It would appear the most successful US U-20 Men’s National Team head coach in history is now also responsible for the team’s communications, or Tab Ramos has started 2019 with a renewed affection for Twitter. Either way, Ramos has revealed his roster for the latest US U-20 MNT: New Year = New Opportunity! U20 @ussoccer_ynt begins Road to U20 World Cup today with 14 players who did not participate in the @concacaf Championship ... Camp is in FL through Jan 13th ... Assistants @onamazi @TMeola1...
Once A Metro Jan 4, 2019
Report: What Tyler Adams really meant when he said “no contact” with RB Leipzig

Report: What Tyler Adams really meant when he said “no contact” with RB Leipzig

In a recent chat with Grant Wahl, Tyler Adams sketched out how his move from RBNY to RBL got done. As 2018 drew to a close, Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl sat down with Tyler Adams for an episode of the Planet Futbol podcast, covering a wide range of topics including the 19-year-old’s long-term career ambitions and how he’s planning on settling in to his new life in Germany with RB Leipzig. Add the podcast to Adams’ own memorable account of his career to date for the Players’ Tribune and the New York Red Bulls’ video tribute to the poster boy for their development system: you...
Once A Metro Jan 4, 2019
Ali Curtis is back in the game

Ali Curtis is back in the game

Toronto FC has got its man, and its man is Ali Curtis. As tipped by mlssoccer.com’s Sam Stejskal, Toronto FC has appointed Ali Curtis as its new General Manager. NEWS: Ali Curtis Named Toronto FC General Manager : https://t.co/ahPwAPinWw#TFCLive pic.twitter.com/5OPqKSrJwi— Toronto FC (@torontofc) January 3, 2019 Despite Once A Metro’s best efforts to encourage Columbus Crew to follow through on its rumored desire to employ the former New York Red Bulls sporting director, the now-saved Crew’s preference was for TFC’s (former) GM, Tim Bezbatchenko, to run its show. That in turn...
Once A Metro Jan 3, 2019
Reminder: New York Red Bulls have signed Jean-Christophe Koffi

Reminder: New York Red Bulls have signed Jean-Christophe Koffi

RBNY has been a little quiet of late, partly because it made some of its 2019 roster additions a while ago. The New York Red Bulls have been a little quiet of late - understandably, perhaps, since the last couple of weeks have largely been taken up with end-of-year holidays and even the staff of a Major League Soccer club need a vacation some time. Still, the new year has begun, the transfer window is open, and there is a team to build for 2019. RBNY looks maybe four of five players short of a full squad and the rumor mill is of the opinion that the roster may be reduced further in the...
Once A Metro Jan 2, 2019
New York Red Bulls’ preseason plans coming into focus

New York Red Bulls’ preseason plans coming into focus

RBNY isn’t quite ready to announce its preseason schedule, but the overall plan for the club’s winter warm-ups is set. With the end-of-year festivities concluded, MLS has kicked into 2019 with some enthusiasm. Only somewhat overshadowed by the news that Christian Pulisic will be leaving Borussia Dortmund because Chelsea offered ALL the money for his signature, teams around MLS have started the new year with some fanfare: San Jose Earthquakes have a new signing; LA Galaxy has a new head coach; Toronto FC has a shiny new rumor about comings and goings in its front office; Portland Timbers...
Once A Metro Jan 2, 2019
Rumor: New York Red Bulls fielding offers for Michael Amir Murillo

Rumor: New York Red Bulls fielding offers for Michael Amir Murillo

Happy New Year to you too, rumor mill. Our friends over at MetroFan TV spotted the first New York Red Bulls transfer rumor of the new year: Titulares en @KWCONTINENTE*Michael Murillo, no regresaría al NY Red Bulls de la MLS.*La selección sub-20 de Panamá llegará al mundial de Polonia 2019 con el objetivo de ganar un partido.*La selección mexicana buscará ganar la Copa Oro de la Concacaf por undécima vez. pic.twitter.com/eMvDcuGwh8— Beto Cruz (@betocruz1969) January 2, 2019 Sadly, the suggestion is that RBNY’s starting right-back, Michael Amir Murillo, will not return to the...

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