Jan 25, 2013, 7:35 PM EST
The New York Post reports today that Mike Petke wasn’t as much the first choice of Red Bulls management (some members, at any rate) as perhaps they wanted us to believe.
The Post story says Paulo Sousa (pictured) had been offered the job but failed in his efforts to gain a work permit. I had heard the same and said so on Twitter while the club was perhaps still working through the process.
About this time last year, the Red Bulls were dealing with a Luke Rogers work permit impasse. Uh, somebody is checking on these doggone things before they wander too far down the road, right?
This happens occasionally around MLS, but twice in a year? At the league’s most visible club?
The Post story also reports that Robin Fraser may be en route as an assistant coach. Fraser is as highly respected as they come around MLS, and no one was celebrating when he got caught in the Chivas USA blender and ousted after two frustrating seasons there.
Fraser will land back in MLS somewhere, and probably soon, whether it’s at Red Bull Arena or elsewhere.
Dec 18, 2014, 8:19 AM EST
Reus has been speeding around in his Aston Martin without a license. Gets biggest motoring fine in German history.
Dec 18, 2014, 7:54 AM EST
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Dec 17, 2014, 11:13 PM EST
Could Cole be returning to the Premier League?
Dec 17, 2014, 10:35 PM EST
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Dec 17, 2014, 8:40 PM EST
Real Madrid cruised past Azul 4-0 and will be the heavy favorites come Saturday.
Dec 17, 2014, 8:01 PM EST
Huge coup for the Dynamo, if they can pull it off.
Dec 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EST
Quick healer, Mr. Aguero.
Dec 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EST
China making a big, big play into soccer.
Dec 17, 2014, 5:09 PM EST
Three Premier League sides make the semi-final along with League One’s Sheffield United.
Dec 17, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
Another strong showing from Spurs.
Dec 17, 2014, 4:39 PM EST
Liverpool shook off their poor form to beat Bournemouth and qualify for the League Cup semi-final.
Dec 17, 2014, 3:42 PM EST
Three new deals handed out, all deserved.
Dec 17, 2014, 2:40 PM EST
ICYMI, Mourinho is a big fan of Monsieur Henry.
Dec 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EST
Falcao wants to stay at United. But should the Red Devils splash the cash on El Tigre?
Dec 17, 2014, 12:56 PM EST
Rog and Davo talk Manchester United’s shaming of Liverpool and Arsenal’s return to potency.
Dec 17, 2014, 12:23 PM EST
Historic day for soccer in D.C., as new soccer-specific stadium becomes a reality for United.
Dec 17, 2014, 11:06 AM EST
Garcia walks away from FIFA after his appeal against how his own work on alleged corruption in the World Cup bid process was represented.
Dec 17, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Are two MLS teams fighting it out for the Brazilian winger?
Dec 17, 2014, 9:20 AM EST
Liverpool’s star man to spend time with medical specialists from the Red Sox.
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