Haaland hits hat trick as Salzburg beats Genk 6-2
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Teenage striker Erling Braut Haaland introduced himself to the Champions League with a hat trick Tuesday as Salzburg hammered Genk 6-2.
Marsch hired by RB Leipzig after leaving Red Bulls
Jesse Marsch was hired as an assistant coach of RB Leipzig of the German Bundesliga, four days after quitting as head coach of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls, which is owned by the same parent company.
Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick returned as head coach Tuesday. Rangnick coached the team in 2015-16 as it earned promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time, then stepped down as coach to concentrate on his sporting director job and was replaced by Ralph Hasenhuettl.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have added C.J. Brown to the coaching staff.
The MLS club announced the hiring Tuesday with Brown filling the spot that opened when Chris Armas was elevated to head coach after Jesse Marsch resigned last week.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick is taking over as coach again while the club waits for Hoffenheim's Julian Nagelsmann to join in 2019.
The Bundesliga side said Monday that Rangnick would be assisted by former New York Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch and Leipzig's under-19 coach Robert Klauss.
Rangnick previously led the team in season 2015-16, leading it to promotion before Ralph Hasenhuettl took over ahead of its Bundesliga debut.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Jesse Marsch resigned Friday as coach of Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls and was replaced by top assistant Chris Armas, a former U.S. national team defender.
The Red Bulls said Marsch left to pursue a new opportunity. Marsch may head to head to Germany to work for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, which is owned by the same parent company.
New York is second in the Eastern Conference with 10 wins, four losses and two ties, losing just one of its last 10 matches.
So it's not exactly a paradigm shift, but there are signs that Major League Soccer is catching up to its neighboring league to the south.
The evidence was on display last week, when the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with two-legged victories over Liga MX teams.
New York Red Bulls name goalkeeper Luis Robles as captain
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have named goalkeeper Luis Robles as their captain.
Coach Jesse Marsch announced the appointment Wednesday.
Robles is the first goalkeeper to serve as captain since Tony Meola (1997-98). He replaces Sacha Kljestan, who was traded to Orlando City FC in early January.
Red Bulls trade Kljestan to Orlando City for 2 players
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have traded midfielder Sacha Kljestan and $150,000 in targeted allocation money to Orlando City SC for forward Carlos Rivas and center back Tommy Redding.
The Red Bulls announced the trade of their captain Wednesday. Kljestan helped New York to the Supporters' Shield and an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2015, with eight goals and 14 assists in 33 appearances
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have hired Bradley Carnell as an assistant coach.
The MLS team said Tuesday the former South African international will join Jesse Marsch's staff immediately.
Carnell most recently served as an assistant coach in South Africa's Premier Soccer League. As a player, the defender appeared in more than 300 games, mostly in the Bundesliga. He played for South African 40 times, highlighted by three starts in the 2002 World Cup.
Red Bulls rally to spoil Atlanta United’s debut, 2-1
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United had the lead and the sellout home crowd in its first match as an expansion team.
The New York Red Bulls had the experience that made the difference in a second-half turnaround that included some unexpected help from Atlanta — a decisive own goal.
New York scored two second-half goals in a span of about 6 minutes and the Red Bulls rallied for a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Sunday night.
A look at the Major League Soccer teams ahead of the 2017 season:
NEW YORK RED BULLS
Coach: Jesse Marsch
Last Season: 16-9-9, finished first in the Eastern Conference.
Key Players: F Bradley Wright-Philips, MF Sacha Kljestan, MF Gonzalo Veron.
New York Red Bulls hire Denis Hamlett as sporting director
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have hired Denis Hamlett as their sporting director.
The Major League Soccer team announced the move Tuesday, a week after Ali Curtis left the team after a difference of opinion with management.
Hamlett will oversee all the team's operations, which includes player acquisitions, scouting and the soccer operations budget.
Red Bulls trade captain Dax McCarty to Chicago for money
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have traded midfielder and team captain Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire for $400,000 in general allocation money.
The Red Bulls announced that they will be paid $200,000 this year and the next for their franchise's all-time leader in regular season starts and minutes played.
Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch says "at this point in time, we felt that this was the right move to put our team in the best position to succeed both now and for years to come."
Mancosu scores, Impact beat Red Bulls 1-0 in Game 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Matteo Mancosu scored in the second half and the Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Sunday in the opening match of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Montreal will take a one-goal lead into the second leg of the two-game, aggregate-goals series next Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
Red Bulls defender Connor Lade will miss the rest of the MLS season with a knee injury.
The Red Bulls announced Tuesday that Lade tore the ACL in his right knee in Sunday’s 2-2 tie with the Galaxy in Los Angeles. He’s expected to have surgery later this month.
Lade, from Morristown, has made 20 appearances and 16 starts for the Red Bulls this season. He scored his first MLS goal July 13, the game-winner against Orlando City SC.