The New York Red Bulls are in desperate need of a speedy forward. They’re just not desperate enough to take a chance on Jeff Cunningham.
The Red Bulls passed on a chance to acquire Cunningham after being offered him by Toronto FC, a source with knowledge of the offer told SBI on Tuesday.
Toronto is trying to unload the Jamaican-born striker but is struggling to find a taker for a player who has not developed the best reputation around the league.
The Red Bulls seemed like an ideal destination but the club was concerned about Cunningham’s reputation as a locker-room cancer and chose to pass.
Cunningham has compiled 99 goals and 58 assists over his 11 seasons, but he has also played for four teams in the past four seasons and now appears to have worn out his welcome in Toronto.
What do you think of the decision? Should the Red Bulls have taken a chance on Cunningham?