American midfielder Sacha Kljestan is returning to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls.
Felipe was pulled aside by Montreal coach Frank Klopas ahead of practice Tuesday and told he was headed to New York. The 24-year-old Brazilian was a regular in Montreal’s lineup since the team joined Major League Soccer three years ago.
The uncertainty over the midfielder’s status emerged after his stay at Manchester City, which was initially described as a loan from its New York partner club, was extended until the end of the season.
Joining the league are Orlando City FC and New York City FC, who will face off at the Citrus Bowl for their debut game on March 8. NYCFC will play its home games at Yankee Stadium.
The move came two weeks after Ali Curtis was hired to replace Andy Roxburgh as the team’s sporting director.
Curtis, 36, will be responsible for all soccer activities at the club, including player acquisition, scouting and oversight of the coaching staff.
The league said Friday that NYCFC plays New England on March 15 in its home opener at Yankee Stadium.
New York City Football Club already had its flagship radio station locked up. Now it has a home on television, too.
Former Arsenal, France and Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats.
It was as improbable a love story as has ever been written in New York City sports, an enigmatic Frenchman and a city that wants passion from its stars.
Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4 1/2 seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team’s first championship.
Jay Heaps is taking the New England Revolution back to the MLS Cup, this time as the head coach, still looking for his first win.
Jermaine Jones finished a counter attack the 85th minute with a tap-in and gave the New England Revolution a 2-1 victory Sunday in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference finals.
It’s taken the Red Bulls a long time and a lot of struggles to get to this point. After many years of being the butt of many jokes, they have turned into winners both on and off the field.
It is time for Dietrich Mateschitz to belly up to the proverbial bar as the owner of the New York Red Bulls and do the right thing for his head coach.