New York Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler says the club can now afford two more players this summer after trading Dwayne De Rosario for Dax McCarty.
The trade freed up plenty of space on New York’s salary cap and Soler said that money can now be used to bring a couple more players whilst bringing in a handy one in the form of McCarty.
“We never got into the discussions of next year (with De Rosario). But it’s obvious that he would’ve been a player in a very high salary range,’’ Soler said. “And we also had requested Dallas last year already, two times, for Dax McCarty. They turned us down two times.
“The option came from DC, we thought it made sense, you know what he’s earning, it’s something we can live very easily with next year as well.
“He’s a young kid, we think he will fit very well in our midfield on the side of Teemu (Tainio). And we think that makes good sense for us also in the short-term.
“We are going to do more moves in the summer, there’s no doubt about it,’’ Soler added.
“So whatever we can get (off) money in the cap is good for us, and we’ll move more things around to do what we believe is in the benefit of the team for this season and also for the future.
“One of them will be in the defensive part of the business, and maybe one more position outside of that. So we’re looking for two new positions at this moment.’’