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New York Red Bulls

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Red Bulls' future is brighter with Kljestan, but what about Ali Curtis?

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik assesses New York Red Bulls' latest signing, U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan.

I have a friend who, every time he hears The Doors come on the radio, says out loud, "Best worst band ever." He has a point.

I've been thinking of that quirk over the past day or so when thinking of the brief, paradoxical reign of Ali Curtis as Sporting Director at New York Red Bulls and the best worst first impression ever.

Depending on your point of view, Curtis is either the folk villain who did for the folk hero, Mike Petke, or the man who made a difficult sporting decision, then followed...

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3 days ago

NY Red Bulls complete Kljestan transfer

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik assesses New York Red Bulls' latest signing, U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan.


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 By Marc Stein

New York Red Bulls complete Sacha Kljestan transfer from Anderlecht

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik assesses New York Red Bulls' latest signing, U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan.

The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer on Wednesday sealed a transfer from Belgian side Anderlecht for U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan, who ranks as the only American to regularly play in the Champions League this season.

The Red Bulls finalised the transfer from Anderlecht, where Klejstan had spent the past four-plus years after making the move to the perennial Belgian club power in June 2010.

Kljestan is the Red Bulls' first marquee signing since Arsenal and France legend Thierry...

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Sources: Red Bulls trade clears way to add Sacha Kljestan

The ESPN FC crew discuss the unexpected sacking of NY Red Bulls coach, Mike Petke.
Sacha Kljestan is set to return to MLS with the Red Bulls after they acquired the league's top allocation ranking.

The New York Red Bulls completed a trade on Tuesday that will allow them to sign U.S. national team player Sacha Kljestan within days, sources confirmed to ESPN FC.

The Red Bulls sent left-back Ambroise Oyongo and midfielder Eric Alexander to the Montreal Impact in exchange for midfielder Felipe, allocation money and an international player spot for the 2015 season.

But the Red Bulls also received the first spot in the MLS allocation ranking, which determines which MLS clubs have the first...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2015 MLS SuperDraft concludes with Rounds 3-4

Former UNC star Andy Craven was selected by the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday.

The Seattle Sounders selected Hermann Trophy finalist Andy Craven with the 48th overall pick as the 2015 MLS SuperDraft concluded on Tuesday with the final two rounds.

Craven, a forward from North Carolina, was an all-American as a senior, scoring 15 goals in 22 games for the Tar Heels.

The league conducted the opening two rounds last week, with Orlando City selecting UConn's Cyle Larin with the first selection.

Both MLS expansion franchises opened Round 3 on Tuesday by selecting goalkeepers....