RED BULLS SIGN PATTERSON-SEWELL FOR RSL GAME

The Red Bulls have signed goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell after receiving League approval for a case of extreme hardship. He will be available for the Red Bulls’ Wednesday match against Real Salt Lake at 10:00 PM. Patterson-Sewell was added, as goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul is with the Senegalese National Team for their friendly against South Korea Wednesday.

Patterson-Sewell was a Red Bull in 2008, but did not see any first team action. This season, he joined USL-1 side, the Carolina RailHawks, where he started in 15 games and posted 10 shutouts and a 0.533 goals against average.

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12 Responses to “RED BULLS SIGN PATTERSON-SEWELL FOR RSL GAME”

  1. Jay Says:

    We had to do this because MLS keeps playing through International breaks. Next year, they are making a huge concession. They aren’t going to play any matches during the group stage of the World Cup. Every other summer league in the world (we are not the only ones) basically shuts down for the World Cup and this is the first one since the inception of the league where they are going to schedule around part of it. This is why the rest of the world doesn’t take our league seriously.

    Sweden plays a summer schedule from the first weekend of April to the first weekend of November. They play 30 games, and they manage to shutdown during tournment time in June and they honor all the FIFA international breaks. We have an extra 4 weeks in our schedule, how come we can’t do the same thing?

  2. lou Says:

    This is great news. I haven’t seen him play, but judging by his usl-1 statistics he is a stellar keeper, possibly better than what we have now and ony 22 years old.

    Jay, i understand what your are saying, but in sweden they don’t have to compete with the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB for ticket sales and tv time. Making our league run on a different schedule, similar to the one played around the world or even doing what sweden does, would result in financial loses. Once this league hits the 20 team mark, and we start to average 20,000+ a game, their might be a large enough fan base to move the league’s schedule but until then we are stuck.

  3. DS Says:

    The problem with scheduling around international breaks is mid-week games. They can’t really start the season earlier or end later because of all the other sports that MLS can’t compete with, and in order to not play on all those weekend dates it would force the league to play even more mid-week matches. Now I’m not sure how many times you have actually shown up on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, but considering how many people I see around me on those days, I doubt many of you are there. The attendances around the entire league are abysmal for mid-week games, so right now, from a financial stand point, they cannot forgo the Saturday attendances for more mid-week empty stadiums.

  4. Jay Says:

    We are already playing the same schedule as Sweden. (and Russia, by the way) We just don’t play as many mid-week games. And yes, the crowds are smaller in most stadiums for a mid-week game. But, Giants Stadium has been fairly empty for many a weekend game this season. Throw out the Galaxy game which was a mid-week game(23K attending), and the average home attendance of the Red Bulls is 10,985. The other 2 mid-week games the Red Bulls played were 5/8 against San Jose (8042) and recently against the Revs where they drew 10,975, the average. The Red Bulls could play more mid-week games without losing a much money. As far as competing against other sports, that’s why we play our season when we do, although the weather should be the real reason (see Sweden and Russia).

  5. Alle Says:

    Makes you wonder how many people will be coming to games at the Arena next season..

  6. DS Says:

    Our attendance is that low due to those mid week games, and Sunday games as well. For some reason the small amount of fans left will only come on Saturday nights. But you can’t just look at this season, you have to look at seasons prior to this one, and factor in the other teams and their attendances as well. Until enough fans will actually commit their time to come to matches that aren’t only on Saturday nights it wouldn’t be worth it for the league to schedule more mid-week games.

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  8. NJMetrostars Says:

    What happen to Cepero?

    • DS Says:

      Nothing that I’ve heard. With Bouna-Time on international duty we won’t have a back up tomorrow night against RSL, so we needed to bring in another keeper to have on the bench.

  9. Mark F Says:

    Is it March 27th yet?

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