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Red Bulls have "options" at the wings this weekend

One is hurt, one is in Cameroon, one is coming off an injury, one is Dane Richards, and there are still other options.

Marius, where art thou?
Marius, where art thou?
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The Red Bulls could be two wingers short this weekend

Lloyd Sam is day-to-day according to Jesse Marsch due to his injury picked up in U.S. Open Cup play.

Marsch revealed the status for the Englishmen when speaking to reporters on Jun. 17.

"We're hopeful for the weekend, but we won't know coming on the first day," Marsch said.

"He said he felt better than yesterday, so that's a good sign. It's more the groin than the ankle, so it's not something he can play through. So hopefully he'll be all right, but we're not sure."

Marius Obekop is out of training this week due to having to renew his visa in Cameroon. It is unclear if Marius' status for RBNY or NYRB II this weekend is affected.

"So you have to sometimes go back to renew it," Marsch said to reporters.

"So that's why he hasn't been at training, but hopefully he'll be back either tomorrow or the next day."

A flight from Newark to Yaounde takes roughly around 19 hours with layovers, and usually takes more than one stop. If Marius were to leave tomorrow, it is expected he would arrive back in New Jersey on Friday afternoon.

Marsch said that he "would guess" that Sal Zizzo would be available for the match this Saturday against Vancouver, and that there were a "lot of options," if Lloyd Sam could not go this weekend.

"I mean, Sal looks like he'll be available for that game, maybe not from the start, but available. You know [there is] Dane, and hopefully we can get Marius back. It's probably unrealistic to start him, since he's been gone," Marsch said.

"We could get Abang in the game. And, you know there's Sean. Sean Davis came in and I think we can always tilt Sacha to one side. We can also play Connor Lade in that spot. So there are a lot of options."