Jesse Marsch Not Attending MLS Combine; May Miss Draft

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by ANTHONY J. MERCED

New York Red Bulls Head Coach Jesse Marsch is nowhere to be seen in Los Angeles during the MLS Combine and may miss the MLS SuperDraft according to Sam Stejskal of MLSsoccer.com.

Instead of being at the first major MLS event of 2017, Jesse Marsch is in Europe where he is reportedly having meetings with Red Bull executives. Both RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg are on winter breaks, opening the opportunity for coaching staffs to exchange ideas and tactics.

However, Stejskal did mention on Twitter that Salzburg head coach Oscar Garcia has been linked with several jobs away from the Red Bull global family. Whether that means Marsch is on the move to Europe is unknown.

The MLS SuperDraft begins this Wednesday, January 11th and runs until Sunday, January 15th. Ali Curtis and the rest of the coaching staff are in attendance for the event. During this same time last season, New York announced the signing of several homegrown players that became big parts of the team’s USL affiliate New York Red Bull II. One year prior, Ali Curtis traded for a higher draft pick and signed lauded prospect Leo Stolz who didn’t last more than a season in the system.