HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have hired Bradley Carnell as an assistant coach. The MLS team said Tuesday the former South African international will join Jesse Marsch's staff immediately. Carnell most recently served as an assistant coach in South Africa's Premier Soccer League. As a player, the defender appeared in more than 300 games, mostly in the Bundesliga. He played for South African 40 times, highlighted by three starts in the 2002 World Cup.
Thierry Henry has not ruled himself out of succeeding Arsene Wenger as the next Arsenal manager, but says he needs to learn his trade first. Wenger is widely believed to be in the final stretch of his career with the north London club, having taken over in 1996 and is now the longest-serving current manager in the Premier League. Henry played 258 times for Arsenal —which included a loan spell in 2012—before moving to Barcelona and New York Red Bulls in the U.S.
Derrick Etienne Jr got to see the field for the Haitian national team in the second leg of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play-off with Nicaragua. Unfortunately, all he really got out of it was a front row ticket to Les Grenadiers' big collapse that dropped them out of the tournament. Leading 3-1 on aggregate, Haiti only needed to avoid losing by two goals (or three if Haiti could grab an away goal) to clinch the final spot in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. And through the first half they seemed poised to do just that, holding Nicaragua to a 0-0 halftime score. In the 55th minute, with the game still scoreless, Red Bulls forward Derrick Etienne Jr - the youngest member of the Haiti national