The New York Red Bulls announced on Wednesday the twenty-one man squad that will travel to take part in the Emirates Cup matches in London against Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal FC on July 30 and 31. The squad includes Designated Players Thierry Henry, Rafael Márquez, and Frank Rost, as well as most of New York's first team regulars. Unfortunately for the Red Bulls, Luke Rodgers, who has been enjoying a brilliant first season, misses out due to injury.
Goalkeepers: Frank Rost, Bouna Coundoul
Defenders: Chris Albright, Mike Jones, Stephen Keel, Tyler Lassiter, Rafa Marquez, Carlos Mendes, Roy Miller, Tim Ream, Teddy Schneider, Jan Gunnar Solli
Midfielders: Matt Kassel, Joel Lindpere, Dax McCarty, Dane Richards, John Rooney, Teemu Tainio
Strikers: Juan Agudelo, Thierry Henry, Corey Hertzog
Besides Rodgers, midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy is the most significant man missing, as he yet again cannot leave the United States due to his lack of a visa. US U-20 defender Sacir Hot, back-up goalkeeper Alex Horwath, and midfielders Brian Nielsen and Marcos Paullo also miss out on the trip.
The Red Bulls face PSG on Saturday morning at 9 AM Eastern time on MSG, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN3.com, and Arsenal on Sunday at 11:20 AM on Fox Soccer and Fox Sports en Español. We'll have extensive previews, match threads, reports, and analysis here at Once A Metro, so be sure to follow our coverage of the Emirates Cup.