Analyzing the Enigma That Is the New York Red Bulls’ Head Coaching Position

The New York Red Bulls are a team loaded with talent but no head coach. It is the perfect blueprint for yet another disappointing, trophy-less season.

(Update: Mike Petke officially named head coach) 

On-the-field preparations are already being made for the 2013 campaign.

Cleats are laced. Fitness is being tested. Cohesion and team unity are carefully nurtured.

Just not in New York. At least not in the traditional sense.

The enigma that is New York's head coaching position has overshadowed what is—at least on paper—a championship roster.

But games are not played on paper. They are played on the field.

And there’s usually a head coach there, or so I’ve heard.

Since the firing of Hans Backe last November, the Red Bulls have done a better job of being linked to potential head coaches than actually hiring one.

Potential suitor No. 1 was Scotland...

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