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Is LA’s championship backline set to dominate again? Chivas vs LA, August 12, 2012, backline story Photo Credit: Getty Images

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy haven’t played once this season with the backline that was the foundation of their dominance en route to Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup championships last year. Might that quartet debut in Sunday’s SuperClasico against Chivas USA?

Could be. All four first-choice defenders in 2011 – Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza and Todd Dunivant – are healthy, and following last week’s 4-0 disaster at Seattle, head coach Bruce Arena is mulling his options.

DeLaGarza and Gonzalez, whose center-back partnership dates to their days at NCAA champion Maryland, would love to see it.

“It’ll be nice [to get the old] backline together,” Gonzalez, who just returned from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, said after Thursday’s training session at Home Depot Center. “Maybe sometime soon we’ll be able to see it.Wholesale soccer uniform If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We ended on a high note last year, so maybe we should get the backline back together.”

USA MLS League Jerseys DC United not perfect, but happy with improving road form_3

“It’s a long way, and to come away with something is a positive especially with our road form this year,” Olsen said. “It hasn’t been stellar, but as of late we got a win and a tie on the road so, it’s something to build on.”

In what was perhaps a bit of karmic retribution for the controversial encroachment call against Hamdi Salihi on Dwayne De Rosario’s would-be go-ahead penalty kick in a 1-1 draw against Philly in August, United were awarded a penalty on a questionable handball ruling from linesman Craig Lowry in the 60th minute and Chris Pontius converted his club-leading 12th goal of the year.

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After recording back-to-back 1-0 shutouts, D.C. were unable to hold onto this 1-0 lead as Bright Dike’s marvelous chip over Hamid ended United’s shutout streak at 315 minutes.

Kids Soccer Uniforms Preview- West rivals RSL, Dallas set to square off

Preview: West rivals RSL, Dallas set to square off
FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake, April 25, 2012

FC DALLAS vs REAL SALT LAKEFC DALLAS STADIUM, Frisco, TexasApril 25, 2012 (WEEK 8, MLS Game #64)8:30 p.m. ET (FS-SW+; KUCW-30)

A key game for Western Conference placing is ahead at midweek, as Real Salt Lake look to put their Texas hoodoo behind them when they visit FC Dallas on Wednesday night. Real have never won in the Lone Star State in 17 league games all-time, and come after a second consecutive loss this year, a 3-1 defeat by San Jose last weekend. FC Dallas saw their two-game winning streak ended on the road last weekend in a 1-0 loss to Vancouver.

REFEREE: Geoff Gamble. SAR (bench): Joe Fletcher; JAR (opposite): Philippe Briere; 4th: Drew FischerMLS Career: 10 games; FC/gm: 22.0; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 2; pens: 8

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INJURY REPORT:

FC DALLAS – OUT: MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF Andrew Wiedeman (sports hernia repair); QUESTIONABLE: MF Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain)REAL SALT LAKE – OUT: MF Nico Muniz (R knee MCL sprain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L rib cage dislocation); MF Javier Morales (R hamstring strain)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

SUSPENDED:DAL: Blas Perez (through April 25); RSL: Fabian Espindola (through April 25); Jamison Olave (through April 25)

WARNINGS:

SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: RSL: Kyle Beckerman

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME (20 meetings): FC Dallas 11 wins, 30 goals … Real 7 wins, 26 goals … Ties 2

AT FC DALLAS (9 meetings): FC Dallas 8 wins, 18 goals … Real 0 wins, 5 goals … Ties 1

RETURN MATCHES: 5/26: Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas, 7 p.m. MT; 8/18: Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas, 7 p.m. MT

LAST YEAR (MLS):

5/22: DAL 0, RSL 07/9: RSL 2, DAL 0 (Williams 47; Espindola 90)

Real Salt Lake have never won in Dallas. FCD is 8-0-1 all-time in league games between the clubs, and have also won a game in the MLS Cup Playoffs (in 2010) and a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal (last year).FC Dallas have not won in Utah since 2007. Real have won the last five meetings between the teams at home, including both meetings all-time at Rio Tinto Stadium.Coaches record: Schellas Hyndman vs. RSL: P7 W2 L4 D1 … Jason Kreis vs. SJ: P11 W5 L5 D1

FC DALLAS

FC Dallas saw their two-game winning streak put to an end, going down to a 1-0 defeat by Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday evening at BC Place. FCD is tied for fourth place in the Western Conference with 10 points from 7 matches.

HIGHLIGHTS: FCD's win streak broken in Vancouver

LAST MATCH

The game's only goal came 11 minutes in. In his return to the first XI from injury, Camilo took the ball on the right and cut inside before powering the ball a low left-footed drive into the bottom left corner.FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz, deputizing between the posts as starting goalkeeper Kevin Hartman had to be withdrawn from the starting lineup due to back spasms, made one save. Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Joe Cannon made five saves for the shutout.FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman made three changes to the team that took a 2-1 win against the MontrÈal Impact at FC Dallas Stadium. Chris Seitz came in between the posts for Kevin Hartman, and Bruno Guarda and Bobby Warshaw entered the side in place of Hernan Pertuz and Andrew Jacobson.FC DALLAS (4-1-4-1): Chris Seitz – Zach Loyd, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Carlos Rodriguez – Daniel Hernandez – Fabian Castillo, Bruno Guarda (Scott Sealy 72), Bobby Warshaw (Matt Hedges 90), Brek Shea – Blas Perez.

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman was forced into a change just after warmups, when first-choice goalkeeper Kevin Hartman could not start because of back spasms.Bruno Guarda and Bobby Warshaw also made their first starts of the season, coming into the midfield."Unfortunately for us our 'keeper came up with back spasms, so we had to make a goaltending change that we weren't prepared to make. Also we started two guys that basically didn't start all year," Hyndman said. "The result is the result, what we're really pleased with is how much we got out of our guys."For Seitz, it was just his second appearance for FC Dallas since being obtained by the club from Philadelphia before last season. Seitz made only one appearance for FCD a year ago – playing the season finale, a 4-2 loss at San Jose."I felt comfortable going in," Seitz said. "Obviously, you never want to see somebody get injured, but I was definitely ready for the opportunity. "Once again, Hyndman set out his club with Brek Shea and Fabian Castillo wide on the flanks, with the two changing sides during the match."One of the things we talked about pregame was isolate one-versus-one on the flanks and run at people. Castillo was doing that, Brek was doing that – we felt with the surface and the slipping and the amount of goals that Vancouver has given up the last couple games that they may be a little suspect or getting beat or given fouls in the box," Hyndman said. "I thought Brek did that, and Castillo did that, and the shots were there and once again Joe Cannon did a good job."After the loss at Vancouver, FC Dallas is 0-3-0 away from Frisco – one of just two teams still without a point on the road this year (along with Toronto FC, 0-2-0)."It's disappointing losing on the road, but we have to bounce back. We have a game on Wednesday," Seitz said. "We just have to get our legs underneath us. We have to keep on grinding, and if we do all the right things, we are going to get goals, and we are going to get wins."On Tuesday, striker Blas Perez was handed a one-game suspension by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for "endangering the safety of an opponent" for an elbow on Vancouver's Jordan Harvey over the weekend.

REAL SALT LAKE

Real Salt Lake lost for a second game in a row, falling 3-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening at Buck Shaw Stadium. Real are now in second place in the Western Conference with 15 points from 8 games.

HIGHLIGHTS: RSL lose a wild one in San Joscheap soccer jerseye

LAST MATCH

Real went a man down just 29 minutes into the match, when Fabian Espindola was sent off for a two-footed, studs-up challenge on San Jose midfielder Sam Cronin.The Quakes were then able to take advantage in first-half stoppage time. Khari Stephenson snuck a header past RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando for his first goal of the season, rising to meet a curling cross from fullback Steven Beitashour.The visitors drew even in the 53rd minute. Kyle Beckerman ignited the buildup, creating a turnover in midfield and quickly getting the ball back via Jonny Steele's cutting pass off the left wing. Beckerman ran onto it after a dummy, and then maneuvered past two San Jose defenders before rolling home from 14 yards out.RSL went another man down in the 69th minute when Jamison Olave was ejected by referee Elias Bazakos after taking down Quakes forward Steven Lenhart at the edge of the area.It took the home side until the 90 minutes were complete to take advantage, but they finally did with two goals in a minute. Two minutes into stoppage time, Simon Dawkins sent home a diving header off a right-wing cross from Beitashour, then Chris Wondolowski scored his league-leading eighth goal off a short chip from Stephenson inside Real Salt Lake's penalty area.RSL head coach Jason Kreis made two changes to the team that lost 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park. Jonny Steele and Javier Morales came into the midfield for Sebastian Velasquez and Luis Gil.REAL SALT LAKE (4-3-1-2): Nick Rimando – Tony Beltran (Paulo Junior 93+), Jamison Olave (sent off 69), Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert – Will Johnson, Kyle Beckerman, Jonny Steele (Luis Gil 60) – Javier Morales (Chris Schuler 77) – Fabian Espindola (sent off 29), Alvaro Saborio.

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Real Salt Lake saw two players sent off in the same game for the first time in club history, in 226 league games (and 276 contests in all competitions)."We fought back from an extremely difficult circumstance – a man down, a goal down," RSL head coach Jason Kreis said. "You go two men down and fight, fight, fight and come really close [to getting a result], so let's try to look at the positives."Not only has RSL never won at FC Dallas, the club has never won in Texas, holding an 0-7-1 league record all-time at Houston."We just have to move on," defender Chris Wingert said to The Salt Lake Tribune. "Three tough ones on the road, but we knew that coming in. … You can't think about the two losses or the wins before that or anything else. It's just one game on Wednesday."All three San Jose goals were scored on headers from crosses (one on a short corner). A year, RSL allowed just five headed goals all season – tied for fewest in MLS. They have allowed just five goals from headers in each of the last three seasons."We came in here trying to play our game, but it's a very small field. When they pressure, it's two passes and a chance at goal. Sometimes you have to pump the ball forward and make it an ugly game," said goalkeeper Nick Rimando. "In the first half I don't think we did that and got ourselves in trouble a few times."Javier Morales made just his second start of the season and his first since March 31, missing the last two matches with a hamstring strain.Jonny Steele made his second MLS start and recorded his first assist, setting up Kyle Beckerman's equalizing goal.Fabian Espindola had been ever-present for RSL and leads the club with three goals, but will be suspended for Wednesday's match. Jamison Olave had played every minute of every game before he was sent off; his central defense partner, Nat Borchers, missed four of the first five games."We have a lot of ideas," Kreis told the Tribune. "We're in a good place now, because a lot of our guys have played lots of minutes. So I don't think that we're going to have much of an issue there."

Kids Soccer Uniforms Recap- Dunfield’s goal at the death leads TFC over ‘Caps

Recap: Dunfield's goal at the death leads TFC over 'Caps
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TORONTO – Terry Dunfield's header in the final seconds of stoppage time secured a 3-2 win for Toronto FC over the Vancouver Whitecaps after a wild second half.

Dunfield, who was traded by Vancouver to Toronto three days shy of a year prior to the match, found himself in the center of the box and rose highest to get his head to a corner from Torsten Frings.

The winner came just after TFC goalkeeper Milos Kocic missed a punch on a cross lofted into the box that allowed Darren Mattocks to score his second goal of the game and sixth of the season in the 90th minute.

HIGHLIGHTS: TOR 3, VAN 2

Mattocks also scored five minutes into the second half to put the Whitecaps into the lead after a deadlocked first half.

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But Toronto (3-11-4) came back with goals in the 69th and 72nd minutes. Rookie Luis Silva scored his first league goal to equalize and Frings scored his second of the season to put the Reds into the lead.

Vancouver (8-5-6) still fought on and Lee Young-Pyo rattled the right post in the 85th minute, just before Mattocks' equalizer.

The encounter was the only league game between the two teams this season, though the Reds posted a 2-1 aggregate win over the Whitecaps in the Amway Canadian Championship final.

The clash opened at a slow pace, the teams perhaps feeling the effects of their busy schedules – Vancouver were playing their fourth road game in a row since June 23 and Toronto were playing their eighth game since June 16.

However, the game sprung to life later in the first half, particularly with a couple of near misses by Toronto forward Ryan Johnson.

With five minutes left in the half, Johnson was put in alone but Joe Cannon came out to make the first big save of the game, followed up shortly by another solid save on Julian de Guzman.

Johnson broke in alone again in stoppage time off a pass from Silva, but his shot hit the right post.

Toronto finished the half a 9-5 advantage in attempts on goal and a 2-0 edge in shots on target.

OPTA Chalkboard: Toronto's attacking outburst

Vancouver scored in the 50th minute when Mattocks broke free to the right of the goal and forced a save from Kocic. But with Kocic and defender Logan Emory still down, Mattocks recovered the ball and put it into the far corner from a tight angle.

Toronto tied it up 19 minutes later Silva got a foot down to redirect Ashtone Morgan’s cross from the left into the far corner of the net.

The equalizer sparked the home side into action and Silva was fouled not long after, forcing Cannon to make a sprawling save on Frings’ blast from the ensuing free kick.

The Reds continued to apply the pressure and when Cannon parried a cross in the 72nd minute it came all the way out to Frings, who drove home a low shot from outside the area through traffic and past Cannon.

Both teams will resume play on the road on Saturday, with Toronto traveling to New England and Vancouver visiting Chicago.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

RankPlayerWhat We Saw1Torsten FringsVeteran midfielder showed his class on both sides of the ball, scored excellent second goal and set up third with a corner kick2Darren MattocksHis two goals showcased his great finishing instinct and freakish athleticism. Cemented his credentials as Rookie of the Year frontrunner3Luis SilvaOne of TFC's biggest attacking threats with a clever finish and some exciting play throughout the game

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Klinsmann fordert Shea nach & quot; emotionale Achterbahn & quot; Brek Shea Foto Credit: Getty Images

Jürgen Klinsmann ist bereit, Brek Shea eine weitere Chance geben.


Es ist zwar immer noch etwas unglaublich, dass Shea Aufruf an die 23-Mann-Lager vor einer High-Stakes-US-mexikanischen freundlich am Mittwoch im Estadio Azteca wäre eine Überraschung, das ist genau, wie es ging am Sonntag.

Shea Aufnahme in eine Gruppe, die Newcomer Matt Besler und Steven Beitashour und zeitlose Veteranen DaMarcus Beasley war wohl der größte Kopfkratzer von allen gehört. Das heißt, bis Klinsmann selbst ging auf die Matte für den Spieler, von Hand gepflückt, wie der US-“aufgehender Stern im letzten Sommer, bevor er fiel jäh in der Hackordnung in diesem Jahr war.


Der Aufruf ist Shea erste seit der USA-Sieg in Italien im Februar, lange bevor er drei Spiele für einen Ball in einem MLS Linienrichter im Mai und zwei weitere für die Befragung FC Dallas Cheftrainer Schellas Hyndman für ihn ersetzen verpasst von einem Spiel im letzten Monat.

Es ist auch seine neueste Chance zu beweisen, was Klinsmann alle, aber darauf bestanden, alle Chancen, konnte er ab, als er übernahm als Cheftrainer im letzten Sommer. Wenn er es auf zu nehmen, wird Shea US-Fußball im Sturm zu nehmen

“Ich habe gute Gespräche in den letzten Wochen mit Schellas Hyndman hatte, und wir beide sehen eine Menge von Kopf in Brek Shea,” Klinsmann sagte Sonntag. “Wir wussten alle, dass nach der großen Enttäuschung für die nicht die Voraussetzungen für die Olympischen Spiele, dass unsere Jugendlichen … sie würde schließlich in ein Loch zu fallen. Sie würden durch emotionale Achterbahnen gehen. Und das ist, was mit Brek passiert ist. “


Shea und der US-Olympia-Qualifikation Team verabschiedete sich von der Gruppenphase im März und Shea ist seither in einer überraschenden Karriere festgefahren worden. Ein Jahr, nachdem er Finalist des MLS MVP, eine plötzliche Standbein auf dem linken Flügel von Klinsmann Startformation und ein Gerücht Ziel für Arsenal war, machte er Schlagzeilen für seine Verfehlungen so viel wie sein Talent. Er zog eine Aufhängung für einen Linienrichter Geklimper im Mittelteil mit einem Ball und dann flammte während eines Vorfalls mit Hyndman, die etwas fragen, links, wenn der Trainer hatte genug von einer scheinbar gereizt Stern gesehen.


Die ganze Zeit er fiel Klinsmann Radar zu, weil sie für Lager für fünf US-Spiele in diesem Sommer, darunter zwei WM-Qualifikation, die er gewesen wäre, als ein Shoo-in haben für nur sechs Monaten aufgerufen.


“Er hat sich selbst unter Kontrolle in einigen Fällen nicht zu haben”, sagte Klinsmann. “Er dachte, er weiter, als er tatsächlich ist war. Menschen vielleicht sind ihm Fütterung Informationen, dass er schon da, whicwoman Fußball jerseyh er ist es nicht. “


Dennoch gab es Klinsmann am Sonntag die Verlängerung der Ölzweig wieder Shea, der seine erste Unterstützung der Saison mit einem Unentschieden gegen Portland am vergangenen Wochenende eine Kerbe, während seiner ersten Takten 90-Minuten-Verschiebung in fast einem Monat. Er protokolliert weitere 90 Minuten am Samstagabend in einem 3-2 Sieg über Colorado.


“Er braucht unsere Unterstützung und das Gefühl, wir sind auch da, wenn die Dinge sind immer hart”, sagte Klinsmann. “Und es kam hart für ihn. Diese ganze Generation, die in London die letzten zwei Wochen gewesen sein sollte, das war eine harte Pille für sie zu schlucken. Und jetzt sind wir an einem Punkt, wo wir sagen, wir müssen die Spieler in unsere Pläne zu integrieren und ihnen Spielzeit und Möglichkeiten in der Nähe des internationalen Ebene und der A-Nationalmannschaft zu sein. “


Trotz der zweiten Chance, das Shea nicht auf festem Boden nur noch. Die Gruppe in Mexiko für das Spiel genannt wird, ist die talentiertesten im Mittelfeld, und Pachuca Mittelfeldspieler Jose Torres ist in Form und hat auf der linken Flanke vor verwendet. Es gibt kein sicheres Anzeichen dieses Mal, dass Shea, der ein Assist gegen Mexiko während viel glücklicheren Zeiten in einem 1-1 Unentschieden im letzten Sommer gekerbt, ist ganz der Mann, den er einst im Lager Klinsmann, und es gibt Arbeit zu tun.


“Er muss lernen, sich zu konzentrieren in, muss er lernen, sich zu einem Vollprofi, 24-7”, sagte Klinsmann. “Er muss lernen, dass die höchste Priorität ist es, was du auf dem Feld zu liefern. Er muss lernen, wie man leben vom Feld, und er in der Mitte dieses Prozesses ist. Wir Trainer sind dafür verantwortlich, ihn in diesem Prozess zu helfen.


“Wir sind glücklich, ihn wieder zu haben, und wir werden ein paar gute Gespräche über ein paar Kaffees haben”, sagte Klinsmann hinzu, “und dann hat er es wieder nehmen, sobald er zurück in Dallas und verbessern ein täglichen Basis. “

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Germany Bundesliga Jerseys Real Salt Lake call Friday match against New England Revolution “must-win” in light of recent winless skid

Real Salt Lake call Friday match against New England Revolution "must-win" in light of recent winless skid
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Real Salt Lake has 18 games left to play in the 34-game MLS regular season. Only one team has more points.

Yet players from the Utah club are talking about Friday's match against the New England Revolution (10 pm ET, MLS LIVE) as a game in which RSL urgently need a result. Veteran defender Nat Borchers even called it a “must-win” situation.

“It's going to be a big match for us,” he told reporters.

It's a big match because RSL is definitely in need of a win. While There is not exactly an air of desperation around the team yet, the Claret-and-Cobalt have not won since May 17, going six games in all competitions without a win. Those results include home ties against Dallas and Portland and embarrassing losses to lower-division Atlanta in US Open Cup play and at last-place Chivas USA.

READ: RSL's Beckerman turning into a national sensation with USA in Brazil

RSL and their coach, Jeff Cassar, are determined to stop the skid when New England come to Rio Tinto Stadium on Friday night.

“It's a home game. It's July 4,” Cassar told reporters. “We need three points without a doubt. I would say every game now is extremely important. But anytime you're playing at home, it's key.”

Despite the urgency, do not expect to see captain Kyle Beckerman or goalkeeper Nick Rimando on the field on Friday. Cassar said there is no plan for when the pair, who will be returnGermany Soccer Jerseying to Utah after the US national team was eliminated from the World Cup on Tuesday, will rejoin the team.

“When they come back in town, I'll talk to them and see where they're at,” he said. “But I imagine we're going to have to be smart and give them a little bit of time off. … There's a lot more games left in the season.”

Since RSL entered the league in 2005, it has been a scheduling tradition for the team to play at home on the Fourth of July weekend. Salt Lake have seen little success in those matches, however, going 1-1-7 in those pre-fireworks displays. The lone win came in 2010 — a 5-0 thrashing of none other than New England. But RSL is not expecting anything like that to happen on Friday.

“It's definitely not going to be an easy one,” Cassar said. “They're a good team.”

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A good team that also had a bad game on Saturday, losing 3-1 at home to Philadelphia. The Revolution are on a bit of a losing streak themselves, having dropped three MLS matches in a row.

While Borchers remains confident Salt Lake can turn things around, praising his teammates as "one of the best groups I've ever been around" and saying they "react really well to adversity," he acknowledged a need to "have more discipline."

That came on the heels of midfielder Luke Mulholland going into a studs-up challenge and being ejected just eight minutes into last Saturday's 1-0 loss at Chivas USA.

“We've lost three games this year — two of them, we've given up red cards,” Cassar said. “It's hard enough to win with 11, but with 10, it's very hard.”

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Argentine league Jerseys Red Bulls in talks with possible third Designated Player

Red Bulls in talks with possible third Designated Player
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UPPER MONTwholesale soccer kitsCLAIR, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls are making progress in their mission to add a third Designated Player this summer.

Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe revealed to reporters on Wednesday morning that the club is currently in negotiations to bring in a new DP, but he would not elaborate on who it is nor what position he plays.

Backe, however, did emphasize that if the player should join the Red Bulls, it will not be in the coming days.

“It’s always difficult to finish personal terms,” Backe told reporters. “That takes time.”

Backe also touched on the ongoing Luke Rodgers saga, and shockingly there was once again no update despite the Red Bulls claiming they would make a decision over the weekend. In the meantime, New York will look at their options to add depth at striker.

“That’s the target of course to get one quality guy in up front,” Backe said. “[Whether] we trade one or if it’s to buy one from Europe, we don’t really know yet. It takes time. It’s not overnight you do these trades or buying players from Europe.”

While the Red Bulls’ search to add to their thin forward corps is still ongoing, they could soon get a boost in the form of Quincy Amarikwa. The 24-year-old is currently trialing with New York after being released by the Colorado Rapids last month, and he scored the lone Red Bulls’ goal in a Reserve League draw against the New England Revolution this past weekend.

“He played quite OK,” Backe said. “His runs in the attacking game [are] good. Technically, good enough, I must say. But as I told him, I’ve only seen him one game with the reserves and I need to see him four, five times [in] sessions.”

Backe added a decision on Amarikwa, who has also played for the San Jose Earthquakes previously, could be made Saturday.Franco Panizo covers the New York Red Bulls for MLSsoccer.com. He can be reached at Franco8813@gmail.com.

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