Red Bulls Roundup: Luke Rodgers Update, Tim Ream Status, Agudelo, Ballack And More

The media will get their first glimpse of the New York Red Bulls training camp this afternoon.

Who’s there? Who isn’t? Who are the trialists? What surprises will be in store?

Follow me on twitter (@EmpireOfSoccer) for news as it breaks.

Meanwhile, here is a quick Red Bulls roundup, mostly of the social media variety, to catch everyone up on the latest team 411:

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While many await to find out the status of Luke Rodger’s VISA issues, the English forward updated his status – quite literally. Rodgers put up this message on his personal Facebook account this morning: “hope to be back in NY very soon…..cant wait!!!”

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Speaking of social media, Tim Ream’s bride updated her Twitter status last night and sent the Tri-State area (and parts of England) into a tizzy. “Change of plans….yet again. Thank god I am patient. Not……..#annoyed.” The young newlywed couple put aside their honeymoon plans in Bora Bora to make their way to England so that Ream could secure a work permit with Bolton. Though the message itself sounds like his permit may have been rejected, SBI reports it has simply been delayed.

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Two rumor killers for you: Juan Agudelo was connected with a move to Peru. Michael Ballack was once again connected with a move to Red Bull. Both reports proved false.

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Seeing Red! held a nearly 45 minute interview with Red Bulls President Chris Heck last night. Look for the show later tonight.

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And finally, the Empire Supporters Club (no relation) are holding a membership drive at 7pm this Saturday night at Legends Football Factory on 33rd and 7th for the U.S./Venezuela match up. Legends is a class place, and the ESC are some class individuals. Head on out there, meet some great people, and take in some footy in the heart of Manhattan.