Training Report | Day Nine: Sacha's arrival, Miazga returns, and a training ground golazo

#WelcomeSacha

In case you missed it, newest member of the New York Red Bulls Sacha Kljestan arrived into Orlando early Tuesday morning and took part in both of the team’s training sessions today.

During his first interview with NewYorkRedBulls.com, Kljestan had a lot of reasons on why he was excited to join the club.

One of them: “With the new training center, the new stadium – the resources that Red Bull has, I think we’re trying to build something special that the fans will be proud of.”

#WelcomeMiazga and working out visas

After a short training stint with RB Leipzig in Qatar last week, Homegrown center back Matt Miazga also joined his teammates in Orlando early Tuesday morning.

Playing in a friendly match between Leipzig and RB Salzburg last week the third-year defender picked up a right quad contusion after colliding with the Leipzig ‘keeper in the 35th minute, prematurely ending his training stint.

Despite getting less time on the field than he would have liked, the Red Bull youngster still found the experience valuable.

“I’m thankful I got the opportunity to train with Leipzig and Salzburg – to see the level there and the quality they have. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates soon.

Miazga will continue to rehab in Orlando with hopes of getting back on the field in the next week.

Mean while, a week on from the trade which saw Brazilian attacker Felipe join the Red Bulls from the Montreal Impact, questions around his arrival in camp have understandably come up.

Having played in Canada the past three years, Felipe, along with French center back Ronald Zubar are both currently in the process of obtaining his P-1 visas. 

Once obtained, both players will join their teammates in training camp.

Training ground stuff

Having your camera ready for crossing and finishing drills at the end of training is always a good bet.

Red Bull Digital Media Manager Scott Sandalow had his iPhone rolling when Bradley Wright-Phillips did this towards the end of Tuesday afternoon’s training session:

 

"Well done, Brad." #RBNY #preseason @bdubyas_view

A video posted by newyorkredbulls (@newyorkredbulls) on

Hasn’t lost his touch it seems.

On Tap Wednesday: I speak to newly named assistant coach Denis Hamlett about continuing his work with Jesse Marsch as he heads into his 18th season working in MLS.

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