Brian Nielsen move official

Posted on 15 April 2010 by ASN Staff

The move of Vejle midfielder Brian Nielsen to the New York Red Bulls is official, Danish media are reporting (links to awkwardly-worded Google Translate piece).

Update: The team has announced the move as well. “Nielsen will be added to the team’s roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC),” they said. “He must also pass a team physical. Per club and League policy, specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.”

The left wing’s services are sorely needed by Red Bull, who have received little in the way of attacking service from that side of the field. Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Danleigh Borman and even Macoumba Kandji have been tried at the position, with unsatisfactory results.

Nielsen’s activities off the field are a different question entirely. Much like Hans Backe’s other transfer target, Luke Rodgers, the 23-year old Dane has a history of alleged drinking-related offenses, though (unlike Rodgers) no brushes with the law (that we know of at least). The Danish Extrabladet even appears to refer to Nielsen as a “problem child,” though that may be a glitch in the translation.

The move will go through Red Bull Salzburg, the same Danish outlet reported yesterday.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Wes C. Says:

    I subscribe to the World Football Daily podcast, and they made a great point on one of the shows talking about the MLS. This league needs a degree of drama and controversay off the pitch to gain some exposure. DC vs Seattle. Ljundberg v Nowak. All of these only scratch the surface to the ongoing spats in the top leagues of the country. I don't feel that getting a few colorful characters into our squads will pose that big a problem.

  2. Wes C. Says:

    I subscribe to the World Football Daily podcast, and they made a great point on one of the shows talking about the MLS. This league needs a degree of drama and controversay off the pitch to gain some exposure. DC vs Seattle. Ljundberg v Nowak. All of these only scratch the surface to the ongoing spats in the top leagues of the country. I don't feel that getting a few colorful characters into our squads will pose that big a problem.

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