Marsch Says Red Bulls Eye Additions

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New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch.

It’s been a challenging season so far for the New York Red Bulls, and as the team approaches the midway point of the season, personnel changes could be in the offing.

During a recent interview with MSG Network’s Red Bulls Insider Podcast, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch said that the team is looking to add an attacking player who could be “an impact guy.”

“We’re looking at a few people,” he said. “We’re also looking for a center back.”

While offering no names, Marsch said that he is pleased with his current group of players, but looking to inject the team with some youth. On the surface, that could mean New York would stay away from a veteran player along the lines of a Thierry Henry or a Tim Cahill.

On the podcast, the head coach was open in expressing his frustration at the current state of the Red Bulls, which as of June 12 had 20 points and held the final playoff spot in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference.

The good news for New York is that despite the team’s up-and-down play through its first 15 games of the season in which they have averaged one goal per game, they only sit four points behind third place New York City FC. On the other hand, the Red Bulls are only five points ahead of the last place DC United.