Yesterday was newly acquired midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy’s first training session with his new club, and we caught up with the Moroccan to ask him about joining the Red Bulls, and what the fans can expect from him.  We also got reaction from head coach Hans Backe as well as Bouna Coundoul, who played with Ballouchy in Colorado.

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  1. Starks in Tampa Says:

    happy to have you here Mehdi. I think this was a good trade, mehdi is smart with the ball at his feet, is a good mid, can dish the ball and knows where to play it…I think having depth at Mid is extremely important and very good trade for sure. Kandji was very overrated, that dude will never amount to anything I do not think. Which is unfortunate, I like the kid and he seemed like a good guy so i hope I am wrong.

    • bryan Says:

      i agree i always thought he was overrated… i can not tell you how many times i wished they would trade him… you trade away a guy who is only showing you one dimision for a guy who has multiple ways to kill other teams…. good deal….

  2. Jeff Says:

    always felt mehdi was a good player so hope this works out with RB. Kandji was on his way up but now that he is no longer training with Henry/Angel, not sure if this will stop his growth.

  3. Cindy Says:

    welcome to the club Mehdi! hope you flourish with us!

  4. bryan Says:

    always glad to be with a greater and better organization lol…. one last stab at the team that traded him lol….his english is good surprised at that…. any word on who he is replacing.????

    • Starks in Tampa Says:

      i thought that was funny too. not sure if it he meant to directly slap the rapids in the face or he just didnt know what else to say…either way kind of funny.

    • david Says:

      its clear its tony and yea that was funny and he said that cuz rapids got no big name players or the best arena in MLS

  5. david Says:

    im happy we have him with us

  6. Dario Says:

    Good luck Mehdi.

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