Friday is traditionally the dumping ground for bad news, but Big Apple Soccer's Kristian Dyer used the last day of the week to relate a positive story from the New York Red Bulls: new signing Daniel Royer is heading back to the club.
The Austrian had been required to return to his home country to complete his visa application. His return would suggest he's cleared to play.
Head coach Jesse Marsch had already revealed Omer Damari - the team's other recent recruit - might see minutes against Montreal Impact this weekend. Now Royer is ready to join the fray, though the Red Bulls shouldn't be so desperate as to need to throw a guy who just got off a long-haul flight into a competitive match.
Royer may not make his debut against Montreal, but at least he is back. The last months of the 2016 season will define RBNY's season. Royer and Damari were signed to provide immediate attacking help. The first hurdle - being legally allowed to work for their new team - is cleared.