Friday, March 23, 2007

Red Bull Sign...Er...A Fullback

There's some good news and some bad news coming out of Red Bull camp after the anticlimactic Media Day announcements (we'll get to those later). The good news is, the Red Bull have made a trade. The bad news is it's for fullback Hunter Freeman (hat tip to Soccer by Ives for original report), not the striker with a proven track record of scoring goals at a top level the Red Bull desperately covet.

Nothing against Freeman, who could provide cover should Marvell Wynne and/or Todd Dunivant be drafted into US National Team duty this summer, but the Search for a Goalscorer (h/t Big Apple Soccer) is certainly a higher priority with the season scheduled to kick-off in two weeks and youngster Jozy Altidore, veteran supersub-type John Wolyniec and various trialists, newbies, draftees and attacking midfielders comprising the sum total of Red Bull scoring options.

Media Day was limited to 1) a TV Deal with MSG short on specifics and long on hyberbole, 2) a sponsorship partnership deal with adidas and a healthcare company and 3) various and sundry public relations jive.

On the plus side, MetroFanatic kicked serious butt with their coverage, featuring excellent Q&A's and headshots of several players, including Claudio Reyna, Dema Kovalenko, Marvell Wynne and Jozy Altidore. Check it out, fantastic... er ... fanatic stuff.


Mr. Fish said...

Keep it up, Riles. You're doing a great job!

Anonymous said...

No comment on the Juan Pablo Angel rumors, as well as other Brazillian and Spanish players?

MetroFanatic said...

Thanks for the kind words!

Riles said...

Back at ya, Fish. Fanatic, you keep cranking out that great content, and we'll keep linking to it. Regarding Angel, others, we're on the lookout for the latest rumors, leaks etc.