Despite scoring 61 goals last season (second-most in MLS), the New York Red Bulls are looking to upgrade their attack.
According to ESPN's Taylor Twellman, the club is attempting to bring in RB Leipzig striker Terrence Boyd on loan. He reportedly toured the team's facility last week.
Boyd would be a high risk, high reward acquisition. The 25-year old U.S. national team player has struggled with injuries since joining Leipzig in 2014, only making seven league appearances.
When healthy, he's a dominant target striker who knows the high press system and could provide an aerial threat atop the 4-2-2-2 formation. Boyd scored at will with the Borussia Dortmund reserves and Rapid Wien, but that was years ago. He's currently playing in the fourth division of German soccer with Leipzig's reserve team and has scored five goals in nine matches.
Shortly after Twellman's report, it came out that Boyd will most likely not be signing with the Red Bulls. According to Julie Stewart Binks, it is "highly, highly unlikely" that a move happens. There is mutual interest from both player and team, but he has other options and there are questions about his contract demands.
Boyd's current contract with Leipzig runs through June of 2017, midway through the MLS season. For New York to keep him after his contract, the club would be forced to sign him to a possibly lucrative new deal.