Speaking to Jerome de Bontin on Seeing Red! this week, he made mention of a funny comment by Joel Lindpere where the Estonian complained about having “49″ teammates in his short time with the club.
That got me thinking; how much turnover has there been year over year?
The result was pretty startling. All of eight players from last year’s opening day squad remain with the club (nine if you count trialist Tyler Ruthven).
Much like the infancy of the Hans Backe/Erik Soler regime, Andy Roxburgh promises to nurture stability for a club that has been marred by turnover, but first, the right people need to come aboard. One more winter of change was needed to create the desired base.
It has happened, and the new-look Red Bulls will be searching to define their identity this year – as they have in years past.