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Jan 16, 2021
Red Bulls Round-Up: January 16, 2021

Red Bulls Round-Up: January 16, 2021

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports A recent Inter Miami loanee is hanging out in Hanover for some odd reason, Gerhard Struber eyes talent from Salzburg, and the Red Bulls take the French podcast world by storm in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Round-Up presented by Once a Metro. We’re halfway through January, which means we’re also 1/24th through the year. What have you accomplished with your time? Maybe you started a resolution or two? Did you pick up that book you’ve always been meaning to read? Don’t let time slip away, not like me, chained to this...
Jan 14, 2021
Sky Blue re-acquire Cudjoe in eventful draft day

Sky Blue re-acquire Cudjoe in eventful draft day

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Pinto is first selection before trade to bring back star lost in expansion draft Last night the National Women’s Soccer League held its ninth annual college draft, with teams looking to bolster their rosters and find future stars in the league’s first event of the year. Sky Blue entered with a stockpile of picks (seven, including three first rounders, across the four rounds), and turned those picks into a very impressive output of four future rookies, last year’s breakout midfielder Jennifer Cudjoe who had been lost to the...
Jan 13, 2021
Report: Red Bulls to hire Finnish goalkeeping coach Nieminen

Report: Red Bulls to hire Finnish goalkeeping coach Nieminen

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Well-traveled instructor had previously been with San Jose Earthquakes among numerous other positions The New York Red Bulls may have found their new goalkeeping coach. According to Elmo magazine, the club is hiring Jyri Nieminen for the role. The 33-year-old Finnish coach replaces Preston Burpo, who departed the club at the end of the 2020 season. He possesses a UEFA Goalkeeping A License and a USSF Goalkeeping A License. Nieminen has prior experience in Major League Soccer, serving as the San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeping coach from January of...
Jan 13, 2021
FC Motown to join USL League Two for 2021 season

FC Motown to join USL League Two for 2021 season

Photo by Mike Battista Morris County semi-pro club will continue to maintain a team in the NPSL structure FC Motown, the elite amateur club based in Morris County, will join USL League Two for the 2021 season. The club has spent most of its history competing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a similar level national league, as well as local state and regional amatuer leagues such as the Garden State Soccer League (GSSL) and Northeast Super League (NESL). USL League Two has already announced 11 other new teams for 2021, including three other New Jersey teams...
Jan 13, 2021
Sky Blue NWSL Draft Preview

Sky Blue NWSL Draft Preview

Canada youth national team standout Sarah Stratigakis (left) is on Sky Blue’s radar | Photo by Christopher Lee - FIFA/FIFA via We break down the top prospects to look at as the evolving league welcomes its newest class of talent Following the trade of captain Sarah Killion Woldmoe and attacker Mallory Pugh to Chicago, Sky Blue FC enters the 2021 draft with a stockpile of seven total picks and a team in need of a major reload. With an aging defense and a midfield core in need of both immediate talent and backup depth, one would expect Sky Blue to all but certainly add...
Jan 12, 2021
How to stop worrying and love Tom Barlow

How to stop worrying and love Tom Barlow

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The athletic but technically-limited forward has received mixed reviews since entering the Red Bulls first team but could be an unlikely favorite of new manager Gerhard Struber When $2 million Danish striker Mathias Jorgensen was loaned out by New York Red Bulls to AGF Aarhus last month, it not only asked further questions of the club’s transfer policy but also raised the heat of an already sweltering spotlight on incumbent starting striker Tom Barlow. In just over a year the 25-year-old St Louis native has gone from a beaming success...
Jan 11, 2021
Kaku standoff continues as club and player assess options

Kaku standoff continues as club and player assess options

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports After initial rumblings last month, the hot stove around the mercurial Red Bulls attacker has cooled off Now in its second sequel, The Neverending Transfer Saga continues to limp along. At the moment, New York Red Bulls playmaker Alejandro “Kaku” Gamarra appears to be staying put. The Paraguayan international spoke with Argentine publication Queremos Del Sur and provided some insight into the current transfer dealings. The news is that...there is no news, with clubs failing to submit a high enough offer. “Other teams have called me...
Jan 9, 2021
Red Bulls Round-Up: January 9, 2020

Red Bulls Round-Up: January 9, 2020

Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media / More media appearances for Gerhard Struber, more transfer heat around Chris Gloster, and new clubs for Rece Buckmaster and Carl Robinson in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Round-Up presented by Once a Metro. I was checking the viewing statistics on recent Round-Up posts and was delighted to learn that the audience is from all around the world. There are readers from far off distant places like Westchester County. Can you believe it? People in the distant land of Bronxville are engaging with Red Bulls news, curated by...
Jan 7, 2021
Red Bulls linked to Charlton striker Omar Bogle

Red Bulls linked to Charlton striker Omar Bogle

Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Journeyman English forward is out of favor at Charlton of League One According to a report from SportsWorldGhana, Ghanaian-English striker Omar Bogle “is likely to join” the New York Red Bulls “in the ongoing winter transfer window.” The 27-year-old striker, who is currently with League One club Charlton Athletic, reportedly has five months left on his contract with the Addicks, which contains the option for an addition year. The report comes on the heels of SportsWorldGhana breaking the story of Samuel Tetteh’s loan move...
Jan 5, 2021
Montenegro playmaker Hakšabanović linked to “club in Red Bull group”

Montenegro playmaker Hakšabanović linked to “club in Red Bull group”

Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Level and need seem to point to New York as club in question On occasion, the transfer market requires a decoder ring to decipher the hidden message. The passage of time allows for a move to become more obvious in hindsight, with a chain of events able to be constructed through interviews and building reports. What of the rumors that begin in a vague state, submerged under the murky depths of generalities and innuendo? The situation calls for pushing together a mish-mash puzzle pieces in the tenuous hope they fit together, forming...
Jan 2, 2021
Report: Sporting Lisbon defender Ilori declines Red Bulls move

Report: Sporting Lisbon defender Ilori declines Red Bulls move

Photo by Gualter Fatia/ Central defenders appear to be on shopping list as Thelwell continues offseason pursuits The first New York Red Bulls transfer rumor of 2021 involves reportedly striking out on the acquisition of a well-pedigreed defender. O Jogo reveals Tiago Ilori turned down a loan offer, one that would have run through the entire 2021 season. The English-Portuguese center back rejected the move believing New York “was not the right option to continue his career.” With a reported annual salary of 1.3 million euros and a contract that runs through June of...
Jan 2, 2021
Red Bulls Round-Up: January 2, 2020

Red Bulls Round-Up: January 2, 2020

Photo by Mike Stobe/ for New York Red Bull Chris Armas interviews with Toronto, Kemar Lawrence teaches the kids, and Hans Backe decides what to do with his $15 million horse in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Round-Up presented by Once a Metro. It’s another year and, yes, I’m still doing this. Some, many, all may call this a rut, but I like to think of it as providing a valuable service to the world. Sure, I’m not saving lives or helping others, but I’m giving three, possibly four people information they absolutely don’t need to know. Please, stop...
Dec 31, 2020
Upheaval continues at Sky Blue with trade of Pugh, Woldmoe

Upheaval continues at Sky Blue with trade of Pugh, Woldmoe

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Club sends veterans to Chicago for draft picks in continued rebuild In a shock move that made waves in local and league circles alike, Sky Blue dealt both forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Sarah Killion Woldmoe to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for a pair of 2021 first round NWSL draft picks (the 4th and 8th picks respectively), a conditional 2022 first round pick, and an international slot for the next two years. To say this is a surprise move is an understatement. Pugh had only been added at the start of last season, and...
Dec 30, 2020
Are the Red Bulls (still) looking for a new training facility?

Are the Red Bulls (still) looking for a new training facility?

Ryan Meara stands ready in goal at the Red Bulls training facility in East Hanover, NJ | Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis/Sportsfile via Long-term rumors appear to be surfacing again as Kevin Thelwell and the club plan for future One of the first steps of the legendary Bill Shankly’s revolutionary tenure as manager of Liverpool was clearing the weedy, pebble-strewn surface of the club’s Melwood training ground. As mesmerizingly detailed in Red Or Dead, David Peace’s mildly-fictionalized novel about the Shankly years on Merseyside, the visionary Scotsman - who saw the...
Dec 26, 2020
Red Bulls Round-Up: December 26, 2020

Red Bulls Round-Up: December 26, 2020

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via The Kaku transfer rumors swirl, Dietrich Mateschitz steps out of hiding for a moment, and the saga of Anatole Abang continues in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Round-Up presented by Once a Metro. The new season is right around the corner. Well, perhaps it’s a slightly further distance than that. The new season is right around the corner after next. Actually, opening day is probably a little more than two corners away. Why don’t you keep going around corners for the time being? Before...