The search for a central defender has apparently picked up steam for the New York Red Bulls, as the team seems to have optimism that a player can be added soon in a position of need.
With the loss of Gideon Baah for the season, the Ghanaian defender out for the year as he continues to recover from last July’s broken leg, the Red Bulls have just three central defenders on their MLS roster. The team has apparently been looking for a solution with head coach Jesse Marsch saying that the scouting department has perhaps closed in on some possibilities.
He remained optimistic that something could be in place during this transfer window.
“Little bit, here and there. I know everybody is looking at a lot of video and looking at the possibilities,” Marsch said. “We’ll see.”
Sources tell Metro New York that Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett was in Central America last week, scouting players during World Cup qualifiers in the region. It is not known if he was looking for a centerback to add depth to the roster.​