Want a consolation after today's horrible news?
Looks like Red Bull is looking to sell.
That's according to Michael Lewis, long time New York soccer reporter. In his most recent Offside Remarks column at Big Apple Soccer, Lewis says Red Bull has given up on their New York branch and is looking to sell.
The information comes via "soccer sources, good sources that I have spoken to around the United States" and suggests the Red Bulls will listen to any offer greater than $220 million.
This information isn't new. In October, Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl wrote that "if a buyer approached Red Bull and offered $300 million for the Red Bulls and their stadium, the deal would get done within 48 hours."
That report was pretty quickly denied by big shots from both the Red Bulls and MLS, but the second report certainly lends some credence to the rumors. Wahl is well sourced league-wide. Lewis is local and has been reporting on soccer in New York for, well, longer than I've been alive, according to his LinkedIn page.
How this squares with earlier news that the Red Bulls were in for Jozy Altidore and Sacha Kljestan, I don't know. Though if either of them end up in a Red Bulls shirt, that would certainly run contrary to the two aforementioned reports.
However, it's getting hard to cast doubt on Wahl and Lewis here.