The New York Red Bulls got through the first phase of their 2017 preseason with a fairly long list of absentees. The list, however, is expected to shorten dramatically during the team's current break between training camps in Arizona. Back home for a few days, the Red Bulls should gradually welcome a few players back to the fold, and hopefully see a few injury concerns ease.
The first sign of expectations being fulfilled was shared by RBNY today: Luis Robles is back with his club after USMNT's January training camp; Bradley Wright-Phillips is also returned after welcoming the newest Wright-Phillips into the world.
@luisrobles1984 is back in camp with #RBNY pic.twitter.com/KFwV2txUle— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) February 6, 2017
Hi @TheRealBWP! #RBNY pic.twitter.com/1rh2lGXkNu— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) February 6, 2017
More to follow, no doubt. (Red Bulls, not Wright-Phillips: we can be confident there will be more RBNY players joining training in the next few days and weeks; the plans of the Wright-Phillips family are, of course, not for OaM to even speculate about.)
RBNY is expected to travel to California on February 8, play Sacramento Republic in a preseason friendly on February 10, and then head to Arizona to close out its 2017 preseason preparations.