David Beckham and his Hollywood stature fit La-La Land like a glove. Can Ronaldinho and the Ironbound be the East Coast equivalent for the New York Red Bulls?
The two time World Player of the Year won a legal dispute against his now former club Flamengo for over $20 million in unpaid wages. The decision frees him of his contract, though Flamengo can appeal.
This presents a second opportunity in as many years for New York to approach a figure that can potentially meet a pair of essential needs for the team. He’s a playmaker with a keen eye for distribution and a lethal ability to find the back of the net. His Brazilian background and legendary status amongst his countrymen would also pander to the local Portuguese market surrounding Red Bull Arena; an area which the team has desperately tried – and failed – to reach out to.
Clearly, the attacking midfielder / forward is not at the prime of his career, but even with the struggles at Flamengo, he managed put up some impressive numbers, including 26 goals and 14 assists in 68 total appearances with the club.
The question at hand: would you take a chance on him? After all, the Red Bulls do have a third DP slot available!
Have a vote and your take below: