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John Wolyniec signs on to manage NYRB II

A familiar name will have a similar role within the New York Red Bulls organizational structure.

Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

Time to put an x in the box.

John Wolyniec will coach NYRB II this season, and much to Austin's chagrin, not Jesse Marsch.

Wolyniec has played for the organization three times. Twice for the MetroStars, and he ended his career for the New York Red Bulls.

Dave Martinez, over at Empire of Soccer, had the announcement from the Red Bulls.

He served as the coach for the New York Red Bulls reserve team slash Player Development Coordinator, according to his wikipedia page.

Here is some boilerplate quotes about how excited Wolyniec is for this opportunity (aka keeping the same job in a better league):

"I’m grateful to the organization for this opportunity," said Wolyniec in a club statement.

"NYRB II represents an important platform in our player development system. Our goal is to create an environment for our young players to have a chance to train and play in a professional setting and get meaningful minutes to prepare them for careers in MLS."

So the Red Bulls have hired the same coach to do the same job, with the aim of getting more academy players on the field. Cool. Get your tickets for $8.

I asked Lester Townsend about this move, because I value his opinion:

"John Wolyniec is a superior organism who has been designed in a lab to survive organizational turmoil."

Wolyniec's assistants were announced as well, in that EoS piece: Red Bulls Ibrahim Sekagya and Vadim Kirillov. Kirillov was last the goalkeeping coach for the Columbus crew from 2007-11.

Will NYRB II win the USL title this year? Is this a good hire? What page of the business plan was it on? Is this guy really using questions to end a piece, AGAIN?