Legendary New York defender Mike Petke joins Red Bulls front officeFan-favorite to serve as Individual Developmental Coach and Business Operations Manager. am excited and honored to begin my post-playing career with the Red Bulls,” Petke said. “This is where I started and ended my career, and there’s no place I’d rather be. I always will consider this club as my home and I am thrilled to be able to contribute my ideas here."
Red Bull New York added four players at Thursday’s 2011 MLS SuperDraft, held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. The Red Bulls selected Penn State University forward Corey Hertzog in the first round (13th overall), English midfielder John Rooney and North Carolina State defender Tyler Lassiter in the second round (25th and 30th overall, respectively), and University of Maryland midfielder Billy Cortes in the third round (38th overall).
“This is an exciting day for the organization,” said Red Bulls General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “We feel we’ve added four quality players who will improve the depth and talent level of our squad going forward. We think that each of our selections can contribute in some way in the coming years.”