- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 6, 2014
- 1 Comments
Well this was a bit of a nugget to drop on us. Grant Wahl did some fine reporting here from Portland during some All-Star game stuff. Mixed in the nuggets about Jermaine Jones, Mixx Diskurd and expansion thoughts were a comment about the Red Bull owners in New York.
…that’s in line with what some league people are seeing as a decline in the energy drink company’s interest in owning an MLS team. In fact, some within the league are starting to doubt whether Red Bull will still be involved in MLS 10 years from now.
Uh. Wow. Growing concern and doubting whether or not they’ll be apart of the ownership group 10 years from now is a bold statement. I want to be shocked by this but in a small way I am not. Grant said the Red Bulls still haven’t used that third DP slot for the second season in a row to start off the quote. I jokingly told folks that they haven’t spent the money on a DP because they’re still recovering from what Rafa Marquez took from them a couple years ago. But that is neither here nor there.
The Red Bulls have always been ambitious about the club and spending on players but this year has been a different year to say the least. If anything, this is certainly a story worth keeping an eye on for the foreseeable future.
Do yourself a favor and check out the entire article though. Plenty worth talking about outside of this one particular item.