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Roth released

Posted on 18 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Red Bull New York announced today that it has waived 2008 SuperDraft selection David Roth.
The midfielder was drafted in the fourth round (44th overall) out of Northwestern University. In his first year in MLS, Roth was sidelined during the 2008 preseason with a left knee injury that kept him out until June. The left-footed midfielder made 10 appearances and recorded three assists for the Red Bulls Reserves and played in the Red Bulls’ third round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against Crystal Palace Baltimore on July 1, but did not appear in a regular season game.

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Donovan to return to Galaxy

Posted on 17 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Bayern Munich are not interested in acquiring Landon Donovan’s rights on a permanent basis, the team’s executive director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German press Tuesday. This paves the way for Donovan to return to the L.A. Galaxy when his loan deal with Bayern ends March 15.

“Donovan is an interesting player,” Rummmenigge was quoted as saying. “But with the likes of Miroslav Klose, Luca Toni or Ivica Olic under contract, we believe the fourth [attacking] player should be a young player with perspective.” Nineteen-year old Thomas Mueller is believed to be this fourth player, making Donovan expendable.

The 26-year old U.S. national team forward scored four times in practice games held over the winter break, but has been unable to find the net as a substitute since the Bundesliga regular season resumed last month.

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Southampton’s Euell to Rapids?

Posted on 17 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Southampton midfielder Jason Euell has confirmed he has had an approach from the Colorado Rapids, according to reports out of the U.K.The Rapids reportedly showed an interest in the 32-year-old during the January transfer window but nothing materialized.

“I’ve had an approach from the Colorado Rapids but am still in limbo as I’ve had no straight answers from Southampton,” Tribalfootball.com quotes Euell as saying.

ASN’s take: We have been unable to find this quote. It may have been taking from an earlier story on Euell’s personal Web site. If you have any luck locating it please post the link below.

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Donovan faced with Galaxy return

Posted on 17 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Bayern Munich are not interested in acquiring Landon Donovan’s rights on a permanent basis, the team’s executive director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German press Tuesday. This paves the way for Donovan to return to the L.A. Galaxy when his loan deal with Bayern ends March 15.

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Match log

Posted on 17 February 2009 by ASN Staff

05/03 Rapids 2, DC United 0
05/10 Houston 2, Rapids 1
05/15 Rapids 2, RSL 0 (Rocky Mountain Cup)
05/24 Chivas USA 2, Rapids 1
06/01 Rapids 2, FC Dallas 1
06/07 L.A. Galaxy 3, Rapids 2
06/14 Toronto FC 3, Rapids 1
06/21 Rapids 0, Houston 0
06/28 Columbus Crew 2, Rapids 1
07/04 Rapids 4, NY Red Bulls 0
07/12 Rapids 1, SJ Earthquakes 1
07/19 Rapids 2, FC Dallas 2
07/27 Columbus Crew 2, Rapids 0
08/09 Toronto FC 1, Rapids 0
08/16 Rapids 2, KC Wizards 1
08/23 DC United 3, Rapids 0
08/29 Real Salt Lake 2, Rapids 0
09/04 Rapids 1, FC Dallas 0
09/14 Rapids 2, Chicago Fire 0
09/20 Rapids 1, New England Revolution 1
09/27 Rapids 5, NY Red Bulls 4
10/04 Houston Dynamo 3, Rapids 1
10/12 LA Galaxy 3, Rapids 2

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Angel signs 'multi-year' extension

Posted on 16 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Angel may now finish his career in New York

Red Bull New York announced today that it had signed designated player Juan Pablo Angel to a multi-year contract extension. Per club and League regulations, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Angel said in an announcement he was excited to extend his contract and was looking forward to be a part of the team when it (finally) moves into its new Harrison, N.J., stadium in 2010.

Angel, a two-time MLS All-Star, has scored 33 goals in just 47 games since signing with New York on April 17, 2007, as a designated player. The former Aston Villa and River Plate (Argentina) forward was a MLS Best XI selection his first season, after scoring 19 goals and five assists in just 24 games. A finalist for the MLS MVP and Newcomer of the Year award, Angel was a two-time MLS Player of the Month (May & June), was the leading vote getter in the MLS All-Star Game and broke the club’s record of 16 for goals in a single season set by Adolfo Valencia in 2000. Angel, who leads all MLS players in goals scored over the past two seasons, starts the 2009 season just nine goals shy of breaking the club record for regular season goals scored.

Angel started his career for Colombian side, Nacional Medellin, where he played from 1993-97. He starred for Argentinean power, River Plate, from 1997-2000, before transferring to Aston Villa. Angel has earned 33 caps for the Colombian National Team.

ASN’s take: It’s about time this happened, but Red Bulls fans have every reason to be grateful for it. Angel is not only one of the best forwards in the history of the league but a class act off the pitch as well. It’s great news he will be staying in New Jersey, hopefully for the rest of his career.

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Red Bulls sign Angel to multi-year contract extension

Posted on 16 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Angel may now finish his career in New York

Red Bull New York announced today that it had signed designated player Juan Pablo Angel to a multi-year contract extension. Per club and League regulations, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Angel said in an announcement he was excited to extend his contract and was looking forward to be a part of the team when it (finally) moves into its new Harrison, N.J., stadium in 2010.

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Got links? Let us know!

Posted on 13 February 2009 by ASN Staff

As you can see from the redesigned, ad-free sidebar (due to the new, ad-free ASN), we now have more real estate to accommodate links to sites of interest. The goal is to link to sites that cover as many aspects of U.S. soccer as possible. Team-specific blogs and news sites can be found on individual teams’ ASN sub pages (U.S. Men’s National Teams, U.S. Women’s National Teams, ‘Over There’, etc.)

Independent news sites and blogs are preferred, though some “corporates” are of course unavoidable (such as the MLS home page). Post ideas in the comment field below or send them to us by email or via Twitter or on Facebook.

We also would like to put up some of the links that were deleted in the interests of space over the past few months. If that is you, please don’t hesitate to contact us as well.

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Is this man supposed to replace Dave van den Bergh?

Posted on 13 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Smith is a versatile left sided player. But he won't make anybody forget Dave van den Bergh

Khano Smith, whom the New York Red Bulls acquired from Seattle Sounders FC today is certainly a solid player and very worthy professional who, in the words of sporting director Jeff Agoos adds “depth and athleticism to the left side of our midfield.” Red Bulls fans hope that is all he is meant to supply this team. Because Smith happens to play the same position (well, one of them) as Dave van den Bergh, who was traded to Dallas last month. But Smith, for all his charms, is no Dave van den Bergh, who was by far New York’s best player last season. And if he is meant to replace the lanky Dutchman on New York’s left side, then Red Bulls fans can be forgiven for thinking it is going to be another long season at the Swamp.

Smith will be starting his fifth season in MLS, after spending four seasons with the New England Revolution. Last year, Smith played in 23 games, started in 18, and scored two goals and three assists. The left-sided midfielder’s breakout season came in 2007, when he set career highs in games played (29), games started (26), assists (6) and shots (36). No matter how much Red Bull PR tries to dress this up, those are journeymen numbers. Which again is fine if Smith is just supposed to supply depth to the bench. But with the team notoriously slow on its feet when it comes to transfers (perhaps not all the team’s fault, as MLS bureaucracy surely doesn’t help matters) it is more than likely Smith will be the starting left mid when the season opens next month.

“One of our priorities before the start of the season was to add depth and athleticism to the left side of our midfield and we feel that we have accomplished this goal by acquiring Khano,” said Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. “We think that Khano’s pace, athleticism and experience will immediately help our club as we enter the new MLS season.”

On the international level, Smith has earned 24 caps for the Bermuda national team. If Bermuda were Brazil, Belgium or even Bulgaria, that would be pretty impressive. But what is Bermuda’s population? Does Smith even have any realistic competition for that spot?

Color us skeptical on this one.

Player Fact file: Khano Smith

Pronunciation: KAHN-noh
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Born: Jan. 10, 1981
Hometown: Paget, Bermuda
Previous Professional Club: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
How Acquired: Acquired from Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for allocation money on Feb. 12, 2009

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Red Bulls sign Khano Smith–as VDB replacement?

Posted on 13 February 2009 by ASN Staff

Khano Smith, whom the New York Red Bulls acquired from Seattle Sounders FC today is certainly a solid player and very worthy professional who, in the words of sporting director Jeff Agoos adds “depth and athleticism to the left side of our midfield.” Red Bulls fans hope that is all he is meant to supply this team.

Read more, on the RBNY@ASN page.

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