Last week's lack of star power in the Red Bulls starting XI doesn't look to be a permanent thing.
The Post has Head Coach Mike Petke saying both were "100 percent."
As for Bradley Wright-Phillips and David Carney, the two are in the "final stages of getting their P-1 Visas."
If the timing seems weird -- Carney signed less than a week ago, Wright-Phillips signed three weeks ago -- we can hazard a guess. Much like fan favorite Luke Rodgers, Wright-Phillips had trouble with the law in the past.
In March 2008, he, then 23-years-old, and teammate Nathan Dyer were accused of stealing cell phones and bank cards out of the staff room at a bar. Dyer plead guilty, but Wright-Phillips got the charges thrown out, with the judge ruling there was insufficient evidence to bring the charges in front of a jury. He was also accused of assaulting a fan a year later, but (according to Wikipedia) the police decided not the press charges.
As far as we know, Carney has had no run-ins with the man. Not even in Uzbekistan.
If Wright-Phillips' situation sounds harsh, Rodgers had trouble renewing his visa because he overstayed it by a few days.
If the theory is true that Wright-Phillip's last alleged indiscretions lead to his visa delay, it's another instance of the State Department saving us from the real terrorists: English strikers.