Author Archives: Dave Martinez

Red Bulls lose Sam for the season

The New York Red Bulls had to be feeling good after their display against Sporting Kansas City last weekend, but news of a season-ending injury has put a damper on things at Red Bull Arena. Continue reading »

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Defense coming together for Red Bulls

BY DAVE MARTINEZ Have the Red Bulls finally stumbled upon the right formula for their backline?  That is the hope of Coach Hans Backe and his men after this Saturday’s encouraging draw against Sporting KC. “I would guess so because … Continue reading »

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A mature, focused Eddie Johnson set for USMNT return

BY DAVE MARTINEZ It has been a long and winding road back to the National team for Eddie Johnson. Once considered the next great American forward, the 28-year-old striker has since seen his career come to a near halt as … Continue reading »

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Sam provides vital spark to Red Bulls attack

BY DAVE MARTINEZ It only took 58 minutes for the New York Red Bulls to see an element they had been missing for quite some time. Earning his first start in front of a packed crowd at Red Bull Arena, … Continue reading »

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RBNY’s Cahill takes shots at Sporting KC after Wednesday’s loss at Red Bull Arena

BY DAVE MARTINEZ HARRISON, N.J. — It wasn’t just the team’s first home loss or their failure to take sole possession of first place that had Tim Cahill up in arms. It was the play and behavior of Sporting KC … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Spotlight: Higuain enjoying life in America

  BY DAVE MARTINEZ To understand the Columbus Crew’s Federico Higuain, you have to know where he is coming from.  The dynamic forward, and the Crew's newest Designated Player, was born and raised in the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires, … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notes: Kaka’s brother Digão signs, internationals return and more

By DAVE MARTINEZ Team sources have informed SBI that the New York Red Bulls have signed 6-foot-4 defender Rodrigo “Digão” Leite – better known as the younger brother of Brazilian star Kaka. Red Bulls coach Hans Backe told the media … Continue reading »

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Marquez ready to make RBNY comeback

Photo by ISIPHotos.com BY DAVE MARTINEZ HARRISON, N.J.– Having played in one third of the Red Bull’s regular season matches (9 of 27), and appearing for just five minutes of play during the course of the past eight weeks, Rafa … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Notebook: McCarty talks Cahill partnership, Marquez update, and more

By DAVE MARTINEZ The New York Red Bulls latest Designated Player, Tim Cahill, has been outspoken about his transition into Major League Soccer but what does his new partner Dax McCarty think? The 25-year-old veteran of the American top flight … Continue reading »

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Ryan Meara out for the season

By DAVE MARTINEZ Ryan Meara’s magical rookie season has come to an abrupt end. SBI has learned that the former Red Bulls starting keeper will undergo hip surgery that will effectively end his first professional season. “Yes, it will be … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Rewind: Gaudette steals the show

By DAVE MARTINEZ On a night where Tim Cahill scored his first goal as a Red Bull and the team rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 victory, it was Bill Gaudette who stole the show. And that says … Continue reading »

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Red Bulls Rewind: A difficult debut for Tim Cahill

BY DAVE MARTINEZ Battling heavy heat and overwhelming humidity through 90 minutes of play from virtually a central defensive midfield position against a superior opponent was not exactly the way Tim Cahill, the New York Red Bulls organization or their … Continue reading »

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