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    Daniel Holt January 8, 2015 at 1:38 am |

    This is absurd. The worst decision of the off-season so far (the decision to lie to the fans about Lampard was last summer).

    I think that Petke actually was doing well tactically. The McCarty-Alexander-Luyindula central midfield, with Henry at LW, was quite good. I thought that Petke was one of the better coaches in the league.

    The front office is being stupid. He got them to the playoffs two out of two years, and won their first trophy ever. Ever. The Red Bulls are a team that is known for big spending, but not a team that is known for winning, so they’re living in a fantasy world if they think making it to the Conference Finals is a bad finish.

    Who were the ones who didn’t spend on a third DP? Who were the ones who didn’t upgrade the defends? Who were the ones who passed up on a USL-Pro team? Unless I’ve misread the situation, NOT Mike Petke, but instead the front office.

    I’d hate to be an MLS fan in New York right about now. It’s like they’re having an incompetence contest in memory of Chivas USA.

    1. Dan D. January 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm |

      It was all down hill when Roxburgh wasn’t renewed as sporting director. The chips have been falling since.

  2. john.tartaglino@gmail.com'
    JP January 8, 2015 at 9:41 am |

    I was really hoping this article would make me feel better about the firing. I can’t say it did.

    The first thing I took away was that, apparently, you need an ivy league degree to be a coach.

    The second was a further affirmation that I desperately want Red Bull to sell this team. And Marsche’s comments about being an energy drink only fueled that burning desire.

    1. Dan D. January 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm |

      I think the only way RBNY could begin to save face here is to put some serious space between the corporate offices in Austria and Harrison, NJ. In a figurative sense of course. They need to shed the energy drink name, if they had any balls, they’d go back to being the Metrostars.

      The reports from Michael Lewis and Grant Wahl must have truth to them, Red Bull’s american project looks to becoming to an end…..at least we can hope.

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    Jason Sieira January 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm |

    There are so many narratives and layers to this story I have at least another 1000 words on it. But in short this is the business elites taking over MLS. Not Marsch per se, but definitely Curtis. Dan and I discussed this on in a Homegrown pod this past summer.


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