Red Bulls With Nothing Now

Red Bulls With Nothing Now

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 6, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Jeff Agoos, Juan Carlos Osorio
Juan Pablo Angel and the New York fans deserve better. (Getty Images)

Juan Pablo Angel and the New York fans deserve better. (Getty Images)

After 17 minutes into the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League play-in stage, the New York Red Bulls who had seen their MLS season go to waste took a 1-0 lead over the visiting Trinidad and Tobago side W Connection. Everything was looking good and looking as if the club could actually have something to play for in the final months of the season. But before the end of the first half the Red Bulls went from being up 3-2 in the series to down 4-3.

In the blink of the eye the season is now officially over.

I’ll be brief with this thought about the Red Bulls. It is time to start blowing this club up. It starts with at least two men, Jeff Agoos and Juan Carlos Osorio. While I think the owners of the energy drink may hold off on JCO due to possibly having to buy out his contract. I do believe it is time to get rid of Agoos though who has been just as much to blame on the roster construction as Osorio. I mean in his time with New York, Agoos has turned into the Isaiah Thomas of soccer (without the sexual harassment issues).

Bad signing after bad signing got them here. Poor coaching didn’t help either.

After ridding themselves of those two parts they need to re-do this roster that is full of parts that just don’t work. I think it starts with getting good young American talent into the mix for once and to stop relying on aging talent from abroad that just doesn’t work out in this league. Throw in some veteran players that can contribute and then maybe get a couple foreign parts that fit the league’s style of play.

With a new stadium opening up next spring the owners need to make a serious splash with this club. Give the fans something to be excited to see on the field. The few that are left like those who showed up last night deserve much better than this.

Thing is after JCO and Agoos, what do you do with this club?

  • KCB

    If Red Bull had any marketing sense, they would rename the club before it destroys their Red Bull image of excellence.

  • KCB

    If Red Bull had any marketing sense, they would rename the club before it destroys their Red Bull image of excellence.

  • Kristin

    Look at what the Galaxy have done this season. That is exactly what needs to be done with the Red Bulls. Galaxy drafted some young talent, brought in some veterans and then filled in the holes.

  • Kristin

    Look at what the Galaxy have done this season. That is exactly what needs to be done with the Red Bulls. Galaxy drafted some young talent, brought in some veterans and then filled in the holes.