If you’re a Red Bulls fan the above picture probably just put a tear in your eye. Jozy Altidore was a bonafide goal-scoring threat, a budding star with a limitless future. Now he’s gone to Europe.
Red Bulls fans should be used to it by now, talented players leaving and excelling elsewhere. It’s become a tradition, one that is magnified these days by the glaring lack of talent on the current Red Bulls roster. It almost seems like you can’t watch an MLS match without seeing a former MetroStar or Red Bull playing well.
With this in mind, here is the All-former Metros/Red Bulls team, made up of former players who are STILL playing first division soccer in MLS and around the world:
———–Edson Buddle—–Jozy Altidore———
Brad Davis—————————–Eddie Gaven
———-Ricardo Clark——Michael Bradley—-
Ramiro Corrales——————–Marvell Wynne
BENCH– Zach Wells, Ezra Hendrickson, Danny O’Rourke, Jason Hernandez, Dema Kovalenko, Jaime Moreno, Sergio Galvan Rey, Ante Razov
HEAD COACH– Carlos Quieroz
ASSISTANT COACHES– Bob Bradley, Carlos Alberto Parreira
Not a bad squad is it? Slightly better than the current squad and I would have to say this group would be an MLS title favorite right about now.
Did I forget anybody? Please share your thoughts on this team and potential additions to the squad in the comments section below.