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RBNY Transfer Window is Fruitless

photo by Matt Kremkau

After the end of the Summer, International Transfer window has finally closed, the New York Red Bulls brought back a former academy player Kyle Duncan & a 20-year-old Brazilian striker from Gremio and both are on loan till the end of this 2022 MLS Season. While other clubs within the league have made some significant transfers to upgrade their squads, the front office has been staying status quo from bringing over a significant piece.

There is a strong feeling among the supporters about why am I supporting a club that refuses to help themselves and get better to finish off this current season in style. To make a strong run into the MLS Cup Playoffs, or at least the chance to reach the US Open Cup final this season and win that tournament, sadly went down the drain.

A beautiful stadium when full for a league match you can hear singing, cheering, and supporting their Red Bulls for a full-throated 90 minutes is now showing anger disdain, and emptiness because the front office or  Red Bull Global are refusing to give assistance or standing pat to continue the belief of bringing up Academy players to use roster spots for the senior side. 

While bringing over Luquinhas and Lewis Morgan to start the season has been a success, it's just not enough when both players are not being factors in a match or one of them is not converting chances consistently, which is a cause for concern, and the possibility of falling in the opening playoff match, once the regular season ends. If I can ask the supporters to borrow their voices and inform the front office about the lack of transfers in this past summer window, I would frame it in this way.

"To the New York Red Bulls, we the diehard supporters of this club that we sing, cheer, chant, and support are getting harder and harder to be there for you if you can't be there for us. Ever since this league was started two years after the World Cup in 1996 we have seen some moments that ended the wrong way and remained title-less for a long time.

While this club has won three Supporter Shields within six seasons, the truth is we need a cup to show the rest of the league that we are a championship-level club. We understand that you have changed direction and started to bring up young talented players from your academy, but you also need to have veteran players to help mold and grow those young talents as well.

To see you waste transfer window after transfer window not to bring veteran players domestically or internationally to fix the problems that are glaringly in front of you and in front of us has been troubling. When it comes to the other professional sports teams in the NYC Area, the New York Yankees have brought in the best free agents, while developing and promoting top prospects in their farm system, the same goes for the Mets, the New York Rangers in the NHL and the other professional sports teams.

While we love to see our local kids developing and succeeding in front of us at the best soccer stadium in the world, it's also imperative that you seek those players who would come here to help improve the kids and raise their level a lot higher than what has been showing so far. It started with Jozy Altidore, to Connor Lade, to Tyler Adams and now the current roster we have, we do believe in going with youth, but we also need experience as well and it needs to happen now."

While I hope Jochen Schneider is the man to do the job that Kevin Thelwell left for Everton back in the English Premier League, Red Bull Global has to understand that these supporters that come to Harrison, NJ every single match day are dreaming and hoping that this is the season the club finally hoists a cup, but sadly it's 0 for 1 and the playoffs are the next hope if they do finally make that run.


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