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Red Bulls Moves

Goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul, who made 47 appearances for Colorado the previous two seasons, has agreed to terms with the New York Red Bulls, New York-based agent Ron Waxman told the Insider.

Expect a formal announcement soon.

Coundoul, 27, has not played for any club this year after turning down a contract extension offer from the Rapids over the winter. Nonetheless, Colorado maintained his rights and will receive allocation money from the Red Bulls. The native of Senegal weighed overseas options, but wanted to be in the New York area, where he has lived for several years. He was on trial with the Red Bulls for a few weeks.

His arrival appears to mark the end for veteran Jon Conway, who made nine league starts this year.

By Steve Goff  |  June 29, 2009; 3:30 PM ET
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Good, glad to see they've kept Osorio around so they can still flounder at the bottom of the standings.

Posted by: thisismydcsportsopinion | June 29, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

From Agence France Presse:

"The Ocean City Barons have acquired goalkeeper Jon Conway from the New York Red Bulls, just days before the Barons are scheduled to play Major League Soccer's DC United in the US Open Cup.

Conway is 5-0 against DC United, all shutouts."

Posted by: joedoc1 | June 29, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I've been wondering what became of Coundoul. Forbes reported in 1994 that there are 10 to 20,000 Senegalese living in Harlem and the South Bronx. If 10% can get out to the Meadowlands, this could double the numbers of fans actually in attendance.

Posted by: fischy | June 29, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

If Coundoul is making a lower salary than Conway, this move makes some sense. If not, then it's just one erratic keeper replacing another (at the expense of a foreign player slot). So, in other words, a typical NY move.

If I was a Red Bulls fan, I'd already be looking forward to drafting second after Philly this coming January.

1. NY has already played 18 games! That's 2 more than anyone else in MLS.

2. They're 11 points out of the playoffs (the holder of that spot, Chicago, also has 4 games in hand). New England has 6 games in hand on NY, and is also 6 points ahead of them.

3. Over the last 3 seasons, the worst team to qualify for the playoffs has gotten 39 or 40 points. NY's maximum point total right now is 46.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | June 29, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

did Jeff Agoos think he was going to Austria and end up in Colorado instead?

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | June 29, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, the players union is able to achieve their goal of intra-league player movement, so this retarded allocation compensation goes away. The league would also become a hell of a lot more interesting in the offseason if players can play out their contracts and sign with other MLS teams.

Posted by: mediaman1976 | June 29, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

New GK? Ha what a joke. How about a new coach! Cant tell you how dissapointed i am to see Angel's talent go to waist along with the other supreme players on that team. Osorio is mexican correct? Ship him back to mexico asap. He is 0-10-1 away from NYC, and his home record still leaves something to be desired. Not sure what is going on with the management of that club, but all i can say is that it is piss POOR.

Posted by: g3impreza | June 30, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

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