The New York Red Bulls' hunt for English striker Luke Rodgers appeared to be over after a report out of the UK said Rodgers' work permit application was rejected for his conviction for affray (fighting in public).
The hunt may not be over just yet.
According to a Red Bulls source, Rodgers' visa application is still being processed, and while his criminal record may ultimate lead to his application being rejected, his application is still being processed.
Rodgers has already agreed to a contract with the Red Bulls, but the deal is pending him receving a P-1 work visa. Rodgers would give the Red Bulls a sorely-needed speed option at forward. The club's current crop of forwards are all bigger strikers, including recently-acquired Salou Ibrahim.
The Red Bulls are also expected to finalize the acquisition of Vejle midfielder Brian Nielsen.