MLS

Source: MLS Toronto FC closing in on young star forward

The defending MLS Cup champions might be getting more dynamic in the final-third, a bit of welcome news in a season that is woefully underwhelming to date. Washington Corozo, a 19-year old forward who has featured heavily for Ecuador’s U-17 and U-20 national team, might be headed to MLS. And...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:40am

RBNY Notebook: Giuseppe Rossi in town for training

HANOVER, N.J. – It appears that, as of right now, reading between the lines there is no smoke let alone a fire when it comes to the fact that Giuseppe Rossi is training with the New York Red Bulls. In fact, it is as regular on the calendar around these parts as July 4th. Gym. Tan. Laundry....

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 9:34am

Source: C.J. Brown considered front-runner for RBNY assistant job

Well, that didn’t take long.   Just a couple days after Chris Armas was named as head coach of the New York Red Bulls, it appears that a frontrunner to join the coaching staff has emerged. Metro has learned from multiple team and league sources that C.J. Brown, a former teammate of...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:12pm

NYRB captain Luis Robles receives surprise visit from brother in military

It was a move wrapped in deception and intrigue for the New York Red Bulls, who surprised team captain Luis Robles this past Saturday with a visit from his brother, a major in the United States Army who was recently serving in Afghanistan. A graduate of West Point and currently in his fourteenth...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:47pm

Who could be RBNY manager if Jesse Marsch leaves?

Jesse Marsch could be on his way out from New York as a head coach in MLS, something that could well up-end the most successful three-year run in RBNY franchise history. But the right hire could sustain the framework built up over the past few seasons and continue this run of solid form for the...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:31pm

Domenec Torrent replaces Patrick Vieira as NYCFC head coach

New York City FC has quickly appointed a new manager, appointing Domenec Torrent as its new boss just hours after Patrick Vieira left the club to join Ligue 1 side Nice on Monday, the team announced.  The deal for the 55-year-old Spaniard is through the 2020 season. Torrent has...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:55pm

Source: Piatti's contract might make him untradeable

The trade market for Ignacio Piatti just might not be there, the Montreal Impact midfielder could well be a part of the Eastern Conference side for the foreseeable future. Recent comments by Impact owner Joey Saputo seemed to fan the flames that Piatti could well be on the move, this as the Impact...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:18pm

Source: USMNT with one hurdle to clear in Earnie Stewart deal

Earnie Stewart is set to become the first general manager in the history of US Soccer, a post that could be announced within the upcoming days should one, final hurdle be cleared.   Last Thursday, Metro broke the news that Stewart - currently sporting director of the Philadelphia Union - was...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:18pm

Report: RBNY 'Kaku' Gamarra set to join Paraguay

Alejandro ‘Kaku’ Gamarra will likely be joining be the Paraguayan national team, the current MLS player looking to make the switch after representing Argentina at the youth national team level. In his first year in MLS, Gamarra has enjoyed a series of strong games having been signed by...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:24am

Source: MLS tweaking trade rule to Discretionary TAM signings

Discretionary Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) is a relatively new initiative by MLS, one that looks poised for a change to its implementation in the not too distant future. Metro has learned that players signed via Discretionary TAM can now be traded, a move that MLS could announce this week, a...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:28pm

Source: USMNT to feature non-MLS youngsters

An upcoming friendly against Bolivia is yet another test for the United States, a team that is transitioning from a veteran-laden crew that failed to make this summer’s World Cup to now a new wave of exciting young talent.   The May 28th match against the South American side will...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

Dyer: Jesse Marsch strong candidate for USMNT head coach

HARRISON, N.J. — After Saturday’s 4-0 win by the New York Red Bulls over New York City FC, Jesse Marsch must be considered a front-runner for the (still) vacant head coach position with the United States national team. Few in the pool have his resume. Few in the pool can compete...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 12:09pm

Jesse Marsch comments on Patrick Vieira Arsenal rumors

HANOVER, N.J. -- Patrick Vieira might well be the next head coach of English Premier League club Arsenal, the former French international a favorite to replace Arsène Wenger at the Emirates. The former French international has turned around New York City FC in MLS and has admirers on both sides of...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:24pm

Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal, NYCFC Patrick Vieira next?

The English soccer world was rocked on Friday morning with the news that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will not return to the club next season, ending what will be a 22-year-run at the helm of one of the most prolific squads in Europe.  "I am grateful for having had the privilege to...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:05am

Alex Song not on trial with Red Bulls

HANOVER, N.J. – Alex Song wasn’t in training with the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday although he is expected back at some point in the future, this as the club reiterates that he isn’t on trial. For the last two weeks, Song has been training with the Red Bulls in what the club...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:21pm

Red Bulls notebook: Kyle Duncan out for year, more

HANOVER, N.J. – Kyle Duncan is set to miss the entire season, the New York Red Bulls defender having suffered a torn ACL two weeks ago and now facing a long layoff from the team. Sources told Metro earlier this week that Duncan is set to have knee surgery this upcoming week. Now, the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:26pm

Source: Former Arsenal man Alex Song to train with Red Bulls

HANOVER, N.J. – One of the most prominent players in world soccer will be training with the New York Red Bulls this upcoming week as Alex Song eyes a possible future in MLS. Song will be training with the Red Bulls this upcoming week to work on his fitness as the Cameroonian international is...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:11pm

Red Bulls notebook: NYRB advance to Champions League semis

HARRISON, N.J. – For the first time in the history of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, an MLS team twice beat a Mexican side en route to the knockout rounds. The New York Red Bulls showed that not only are they better than a prominent Mexican club but that the gap between the two...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:28pm

Anton Tinnerholm making quick impact for NYCFC

In the franchise's short history, New York City FC has never really had a bona fide right back to bolster the defense.  Over the past two years, manager Patrick Vieira has been forced to mix and match at the position with RJ Allen and Ethan White getting a lion's share of the playing...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:54pm

Red Bulls to have full squad for Champions League quarters

HANOVER, N.J. – After resting nearly his entire Starting XI this past weekend, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch should be able to give it a full go on Tuesday. He’ll need all his options as the Red Bulls look to finish off Tijuana in the second leg of the Scotiabank CONCACAF...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 1:47pm