Jesse Marsch: “We’re looking at every avenue possible.” (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
HARRISON, N.J. — With the Major League Soccer transfer window just about upon us, the Red Bulls figure to add several players this summer.
Head coach Jesse Marsch and sporting director Denis Hamlett has plans for that.
“We’re going to make additions,” Marsch said Monday. “I’ll promise you that.”
He wouldn’t say how the team will bulk up for the second half of the season.
You could make a case that the Red Bulls need to be bolstered in three platoons — at least one another center back, given the scarcity of the position this season, an attacking midfielder and a forward to help out Bradley Wright-Phillips up front or at least to give some cover.
Marsch said the team could add from within the league, bring in players from overseas and even call up a player from the Red Bulls II team that performs in the United Soccer League.
“We’re looking at every avenue possible,” he told reporters at the Red Bull Training facility. “We’re looking within the league, we’re looking outside the league. We’re looking at our USL team, which one of those guys we might want to consider adding. We need to strengthen our roster. We know that.”
The Red Bulls visit the New England Revolution in an MLS match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.