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Apr 19, 2021
Report: New York Red Bulls close to move for Ugandan youth international Steven Sserwadda

Report: New York Red Bulls close to move for Ugandan youth international Steven Sserwadda

Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports 21-year-old midfielder Bright Anukani also linked in move with Ibrahim Sekagya’s fingerprints all over The 2021 MLS season may have started, but the transfer grind never stops. According to Football256, the New York Red Bulls are in negotiations with Kampala Capital City Authority FC to sign attacking midfielder Steven Sserwadda. His contract expires in August and a deal could be reached in a few days. Writer Clive Kyazze confirms that “negotiations are in advanced stages” with the 18-year-old youth international. Football256...
Apr 19, 2021
Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 19, 2021

Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 19, 2021

In an interview last week Caden Clark said he wants to be...lethal, so to speak. | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Gerhard Struber discusses his only trip to Manhattan so far while Patryk Klimala and Daniel Royer rumors swirl as the Expert Guide moves to Mondays Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. We’re back to Mondays. Please update your schedules, your day planners, your calendars, your datebooks, and anything else that could possibly help a person keep track of space and time. Here’s this week’s top story. *** Do we know the fee...
Apr 18, 2021
OaM Player Ratings: Sporting Kansas City

OaM Player Ratings: Sporting Kansas City

New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) battles for the ball against Sporting Kansas City defender Luis Martins (36) during the second half at Red Bull Arena | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The staff of Once A Metro gives their scores and thoughts on last night’s tough loss to SKC CARLOS CORONEL - 5.7 J.J. Post: Neither goal was explicitly his fault but still seemed a bit uncomfortable claiming the ball on free kicks and corners. Alexander Xenopoulos: Seemed confident and not at fault for either of the goals. Good first showing. ANDREW GUTMAN - 6.3 Ross...
Apr 17, 2021
RBNY 1-2 Kansas City: two goals in three minutes stun lively Red Bulls

RBNY 1-2 Kansas City: two goals in three minutes stun lively Red Bulls

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Rapid-fire Gabi Kinda penalty and Daniel Salloi finish cancel out Caden Clark golazo Two goals in three minutes were enough for Sporting Kansas City to surge ahead for a comeback victory over the New York Red Bulls in manager Gerhard Stuber’s debut at Red Bull Arena. The double whammy of a Gabi Kinda penalty and a Daniel Salloi finish canceled out Caden Clark’s characteristically bombastic opener to end the night in a 2-1 Kansas City victory. The first half saw New York largely overwhelm Sporting with bodies in the midfield as...
Apr 17, 2021
Matchday Cork Board: the best squad Gerhard Struber has ever coached?

Matchday Cork Board: the best squad Gerhard Struber has ever coached?

Photo by Jordan Mansfield/ The new Red Bulls manager won’t be able to complain he wasn’t given the tools needed to turn New York’s fortunes around There was a typically impassioned reaction from the Red Bulls twitterati earlier this month when certain league office chat show posited that Gerhard Struber was somehow disappointed by the players signed for him this offseason. After all, the Austrian had publicly complained about a lack of quality signings at his previous club Barnsley FC and ostensibly would never have moved across an ocean to a transitional squad...
Apr 16, 2021
The Other Guys: Sporting Kansas City

The Other Guys: Sporting Kansas City

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports We gathered intel on SKC from those who know them best as the Great Plains side visits Harrison for the first time in three years Ahead of tomorrow night’s league opener against Sporting Kansas City, we asked Cody Bradley (@ThatCodyTho) of SB Nation sister site The Blue Testament a few questions about a Kansas City side the Red Bulls haven’t seen in some time. Sporting KC appears from the outside to be a club marked by year-after-year consistency and continuity under Peter Vermes - what in contrast is perhaps most new about the club...
Apr 15, 2021
Andrés Reyes faces biggest adjustments of his career in preparation for Red Bulls debut

Andrés Reyes faces biggest adjustments of his career in preparation for Red Bulls debut

Andrés Reyes could still find his way into the Colombia national team picture with success in New York | Photo by TF-Images/ RBNY’s new Colombian center back speaks with OaM about the adaptations on and off the field throughout his young career The rise of Andrés Reyes in football has been defined by his acceptance to change, regardless of the adversity that appears along the way. When he was 15 years old the Colombian center back, one of the ten (as of press time, at least) new faces for the Red Bulls going into 2021, started a 40-minute commute from his home in...
Apr 15, 2021
Gotham 1-0 Orlando: Monaghan ensures winning start for new-look club

Gotham 1-0 Orlando: Monaghan ensures winning start for new-look club

Paige Monaghan (left) snagged the first goal in NJ/NY Gotham history on Wednesday night | Photo by Alex Menendez/ NJ/NY to face North Carolina in second Challenge Cup fixture NJ/NY Gotham FC started their new era on Wednesday night with a 1-0 away win over Orlando Pride at Exploria Stadium in the opening game of the NWSL Challenge Cup. Paige Monahan notched the first goal in the club’s new branding scheme. Though Gotham had an early chance to take control when a penalty was awarded for a handball in the Pride box just ten minutes in, an Ashlyn Harris save on Nahomi...
Apr 15, 2021
Red Bulls Tactical Sips: Sporting Kansas City

Red Bulls Tactical Sips: Sporting Kansas City

It’s almost time to see exactly what Gerhard Struber has in mind for the Red Bulls tactically | Photo by Markus Tobisch/SEPA.Media / Rare opportunity for Red Bulls to face another pressing team could provide plenty of space for Gerhard Struber’s tactical plan to operate in Welcome to Tactical Sips, a semi-regular pre-match post featuring taurine-laced breakdowns of the upcoming game. The New York Red Bulls open the 2021 season hosting Sporting Kansas City at Red Bull Arena. Following an unprecedented year of change amidst a century-defining pandemic, questions...
Apr 14, 2021
Klimala move to Red Bulls reportedly in final stages

Klimala move to Red Bulls reportedly in final stages

Polish youth international Patryk Klimala (right) is expected to close a move to the Red Bulls in the coming days | Photo by Piotr Matusewicz/PressFocus/MB Media/ More details emerge as New York expected to pay around $5 million for Celtic striker It seems the last thing missing is the chanting fans at the airport terminal. Multiple reports have popped up over the last 24 hours all but confirming Patryk Klimala will be joining the New York Red Bulls imminently. First, Jagiellonia Bialystok insider Wojciech Lideros posted on Twitter that the 22-year-old striker completed...
Apr 14, 2021
Newtown Pride FC headlines local Open Cup entries and helps a community heal

Newtown Pride FC headlines local Open Cup entries and helps a community heal

Clayton Ulmer of Newtown Pride FC takes on former New York Red Bulls forward Stefano Bonomo in a 2015 friendly | Photo by Mark Conrad/Connecticut Post Connecticut club line up as likely Red Bulls opponents in this year’s scaled-down US Open Cup program The original format for the 2021 U.S. Open Cup was set to be a boon for what has become a blossoming amateur soccer scene in the Tri State Area. Nearly a dozen local teams were originally slated to take part in the competition from nearly every division of the US system, including five from the amateur divisions. For a...
Apr 13, 2021
The future is now for New York Red Bulls goalkeeping

The future is now for New York Red Bulls goalkeeping

Salzburg loanee Carlos Coronel looks set to begin a sophisticated new era for the Red Bulls goalkeeping department as the preferred starter | Photo by TF-Images/ An accomplished new keepers coach and an overspill of personnel have the Red Bulls set to mind the net more than they ever have Continuity at the goalkeeping position is easy to take for granted. Clubs as big as Manchester United and Arsenal have seen recent dynasties crumble partially due to upheaval at the last line of defense. While some may bristle at the idea of the New York Red Bulls and their three...
Apr 12, 2021
Are the Red Bulls about to have a sister club in Mexico?

Are the Red Bulls about to have a sister club in Mexico?

Club Necaxa have been eyed by Red Bull as they seeks to plant a flag in Mexican football | Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/ A flurry of rumors south of the border have named Club Nexaca as the latest club eyed by Red Bull for integration into global football network Much has been made of the growing relationship between Major League Soccer and LigaMX in recent years, but the New York Red Bulls could be getting a headstart in the months to come. According to Fernando Cevallos of beIN Sports, the Austrian company is still looking to acquire Club Necaxa. “An MLS team is...
Apr 10, 2021
Red Bulls 1-1 DC United: going with hearsay in final preseason match

Red Bulls 1-1 DC United: going with hearsay in final preseason match

The Red Bulls and DC United last clashed in the public eye in Harrison for a match on September 2nd last season | Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ Daniel Royer penalty equalizes after Erik Sorga opener in only in-stadium tune up ahead of 2021 season During a shortened preseason in which cancelled scrimmages and pandemic logistical restrictions have kept the New York Red Bulls almost entirely out of view as they enter a new era under manager Gerhard Struber, the heavily-overhauled squad has been stuck as a creature of fascinated gossip for fans and observers. In an era...
Apr 10, 2021
Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 10, 2021

Red Bulls Expert Guide: April 10, 2021

Never an idle moment for Tim Cahill (above, center) as he takes up a new coaching role | Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via The Patryk Klimala rumor mill continues to churn, the Cameron Harper hype train gathers steam, and Tim Cahill continues collecting merit badges in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Expert Guide presented by Once a Metro. I don’t appreciate the derision, the mockery, and the hatred. You’re just jealous I get to write this post, receive the adoration of a fan base that is constantly clicking and sending me stories. Everyone wants...