Bulls Abroad: Steele to Newcastle (Australia)

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jonny Steele's new club includes a familiar face...

It didn't take long for the identity of Jonny Steele's mysterious "offer from outside MLS" to be revealed: he's headed to Australia's A-League and the Newcastle Jets.

If the team sounds familiar, it could be because you've been tracking David Carney's movements since he left RBNY: he joined the Jets last year, and recently re-upped to stick with them through the next two seasons.

The club was perhaps most famous for luring Emile Heskey to A-League, but the big Englishman is reportedly back home looking for a new gig. Indeed, it' a bit of a rebuilding year for the Jets, who also just transferred 21-year-old, club player of the year for 2013-14, Josh Brillante to Serie A's Fiorentina, and lost young Socceroo, Adam Taggart, to Fulham in England.

Steele is part of a necessary wave of new signings to fill the gaps in the squad.

At least he's got an old teammate, Carney, for company. The Jets haven't won anything of great significance since the 2007-08 season, when they were the A-League equivalent of MLS Cup champions.

It doesn't seem as though 2014-15 will be a great season for Steele's new club, but that was the general impression of the last team he joined...he did well by RBNY, and here's hoping he brings similar joy to the good people of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Good luck, Jonny. We'll keep an eye out for you.

The A-League season starts in October.

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