Red Bulls seek striker in summer window; DP signing “a possibility”

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

With the team reeling from a congested schedule and a string of negative results, the New York Red Bulls may finally be ready to open up their purse strings this summer.

According to head coach Jesse Marsch, New York are in the market for a striker. And using their final Designated Player slot to fill that or other positions is “a possibility.”

“We’re looking a little bit at some of the attacking positions and maybe to help [Bradley Wright-Phillips] in certain moments instead of having him bear the load of all the attacking responsibility at that striker position,” Marsch told reporters on Tuesday. “We’re trying to get [Anatole] Abang going but also maybe looking to bolster that.”

With Gonzalo Veron failing to find consistent minutes and Abang unable to make his time count, Wright-Phillips has bore the brunt of the attack. His nine goals lead the team. However, he is one of two strikers to score this year. Only Veron has found the scoresheet — and he has only done it once in 2016.

To find their attacker, the Red Bulls are looking domestically for solutions.

“We’re looking in the league, there’s been discussions,” he said. “We’re always trying to figure out ways to add to our group. That being said, we like our group, we like our team, and we feel there is the ability to potentially add to it, but right now my job is to focus on getting the most out of this group and what we have.”

As for splurging on a Designated Player, Marsch left the door open to the possibility — so long as it is the right choice.

“We have some different resources available so we’re trying to act responsibly in this transfer window and have an open mind to a potential big addition,” he said. “But also do it in a way that we aren’t putting our future at risk.

“That being said, we know this is a great year for this group to really go after it. So if can we find the right piece to come in and really add to this, to give us that extra boost, to get us through the end of this year and make us one of the best teams at the end of the year, that’s what we’re really looking for.”

  • The rock

    No comments :)
    Nobody cares about red bull
    I heard they plan to get Verons brother and give him a dp contract

    • Eric

      exactly RB is dead in the water NY has long checkout on this franchise. Garber has a real problem here.

      • MTF

        What are you guys talking about? Garber has a problem? Delusional. Best regular season record two of the past three completed seasons. 18,000+ average attendance. 4-1 against cross-town rival. Go back to supporting the Cosmos; you two represent about half of their average attendance. Worry about replacing Niko Kranjcar, who basically played for your team for two minutes.

        • Eric

          Seriously guy like 20 years with no championships ? I mean really are you that effin dumb – YES I THINK SO MORON !

          • MTF

            I guess the Chicago Cubs have a real problem. How about the Jets? You sir, are a moron. How about the Revolution…what? Four MLS Cup Finals without a win? You don’t know anything. Red Bulls have decent attendance and have spent a small fortune on infrastructure. Your NY Cosmos and NASL…now they have some problems. Go back to your basement Eric.

            • Eric

              You are such a jerkoff everytime you post it gets worse and worse and NO I AM NOT A COSMO FAN mental midget. Why don’t u slime back to the rock you crawled out from under u little putzface prick typical Harrison Metrostars fan. Low class Low End Low Intelligence and pathetic excuse for a human being. DAMN FOOL !!!!

              • MTF

                Let’s meet face to face one day Eric. I bet you’re not so tough without a keyboard and screen in front of you. I’ll knock those adjectives out of your mouth, along with several teeth.

                • Eric

                  Where and when ? I will be there. lets see what you got toughguy

                • Eric

                  Cmon wanna do it this afternoon ? I am waiting fudgepacker ? where are u !?

                • Sammy the Bull

                  Where are u always threatening people whats your problem – dude u need anger management.

                  • conrad

                    lol this argument

                    • MTF

                      shut up Conrad another idiot !

                    • MTF

                      Really? Who posts under another person’s user name? Troll.

                    • Eric

                      I thought I told u to shut u COWARD dumb jackass u better start listening PEEWEE

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