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Red Bull fires longtime assistants Williams and McAleenan
by Paul Kennedy, February 28th, 2011 8:05PM

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[MLS] Less than three weeks before the start of the MLS season, Red Bull New York has fired assistant coach Richie Williams and goalkeeping coach Des McAleenan. Williams had two stints as interim head coach, most recently before the hiring of Hans Backe as head coach.

Williams, who starred at the University of Virginia and on the great D.C. United teams of the 1990s, joined the New York coaching staff in 2006.

He had a 4-4-6 record in coaching stints with the club.

McAleenan, a native of Dublin, Ireland, had worked with New York since 2002.

Backe's only assistant assistant is Norwegian Jan Halvor Halvorsen, who was hired in January.

Former Red Bull defender Mike Petke was recently hired with the title of individual developmental coach and business operations manager.

“As an organization, we decided to go a different direction with our coaching staff,” said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. “We want to thank Richie and Des for their contributions to our franchise and wish them good luck in their future endeavors.”



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  1. Bob Escobar
    commented on: March 1, 2011 at 8:13 a.m.
    Red Bulls will be the BIGGEST FIASCO this upcoming MLS season....typical northern European soccer will be played this year....I will bet any money that the Red Bulls at the end of the season will be in the button of the table...time to think about "The Cosmos"...I bet you they will put an awesome team that will play attractive soccer on the pitch once they start playing.

  1. Kerry Ogden
    commented on: March 1, 2011 at 10:03 a.m.
    Sorry to see Williams go, but on another note to Bob, I highly doubt that the Red Bull will finish lower than second place in the MLS, possibly they will be MLS Champs this yr. GO RED BULLS. Also great to see the Cosmos back in action.


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