January 24, 2013
LIKING WHAT HE SEES
Petke: 'We have a phenomenal core'
Now that he has full command of the Red Bulls, Mike Petke will have more say in player acquisitions and cuts.
At the present time, he likes what he has and what he has seen from the 2013 version of the Red Bulls after three days of training camp at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.
"You look around and the moves we made in the off-season, I think they signification strengthened the team," he said.
"I am happy with what we have right now, very happy. We have some trialists in there that are impressing us. We have a phenomenal core. But this is MLS, however. There's salary caps. There's coaches from other teams calling you every week, asking you about trades. Anything's possible.
"I can tell you this: at this moment I'm very excited with what we have in camp here and I am am very excited to continue to build this team to where we want it to be."