The MLS offseason generally meant turmoil for the New York Red Bulls because of roster changes and new coaches.
But after posting a league-best 18-10-6 record and winning the MLS Supporters' Shield, the revolving door has stopped.
"There was always this uncertainty going into the postseason," said midfielder Dax McCarty, who has played five years with the club and earned MLS Best XI last season. "But this new regime came in and wanted to build a solid foundation for the future. The big thing was that they wanted to bring people back."
The Red Bulls kick off a new season Sunday at home against Toronto FC. There are fewer new faces on the roster, with the most recent addition of defender Gideon Baah of Ghana this month.
"We're not changing much," said second-year coach Jesse Marsch, who was voted MLS Coach of the Year last season. "We believe in what we're doing. We're going to see if we can be exceptional in the things we're doing. We'll vary our tactics to give teams different looks." >> Read more…