Marquez Officially Becomes NY’s 3rd DP

Marquez Officially Becomes NY’s 3rd DP

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 2, 2010
  • Designated Player, Rafa Marquez

The New York Red Bulls have entered territory not known to any Major League Soccer club. The three Designated Player country has not been seen before by one team though Seattle did come awfully close last week before they traded Freddie Ljungberg to Chicago. No, New York is now the first.

The club announced the signing of Mexican national team superstar Rafa Marquez.

The 31-year old spent the last seven years with FC Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. He has also been the captain of the Mexican national team for the better part of this decade leading Mexico in three World Cups.

Marquez joins a Red Bull club in need of some defensive help in the midfield. Its been no secret that getting Marquez would help round out the Red Bull midfield. Now there’s no word yet on who will be dropped from the club as the midfield selection is already a crowded one. My bet is the club will drop someone like Carl Robinson or maybe even made a trade to make room for Marquez.

New York is making splashes this summer folks. We knew it would happen too. Now the question is will it pay off? Some have to think now anything less than a MLS Cup run would be a failure.