There are currently no trialists in camp with the New York Red Bulls as they seek to piece together the final pieces to a deep and talented roster just weeks before the start of another MLS campaign.
During their recent preseason stint in Tucson, AZ, the Red Bulls had two trialists at the forward position in Robbie Findley and Davide Somma. Both players were in camp with New York but neither will continue on to this second phase of preseason with the club, a source tells Metro.
No offers of a contract were made to either player, the source also said.
Findley is certainly the better known of the two trialists as he is a longtime MLS veteran who was a part of the United States national team including the 2010 World Cup. He spent last year in the NASL with the now defunct Rayo Oklahoma City. He was second on the team with four goals.
As for Somma, the end of the trial now brings to a close an interest in playing for the Red Bulls that dated back to last year. Somma frequently trained with the Red Bulls last fall, the former South African international and former San Jose Earthquake forward looking to latch on somewhere after having spent four seasons in England with Leeds United.
Other trialists are expected to be involved in preseason, presumably after the Red Bulls play in the CONCACAF Champions League on Feb. 22.