New York Red Bulls manager Mike Petke has said that he is still not sure when to release the star names like Tim Cahill for international action. Australian defender Tim Cahill will be one of the players to depart the club in order to take part in the World Cup 2014.
Australia have qualified for this tournament and will be playing up against Netherlands and Spain in the group stages. Apart from Cahill, New York Red Bulls are also likely to lose Roy Miller as well. Even during the World Cup 2014, MLS season will be going as per schedule.
This would put New York Red Bulls at a serious disadvantage in comparison with the other teams, who could lose only a couple of important players. Hence, the club has decided to retain these players for as long as possible in order to help them move up the table. Roy Miller, meanwhile, will be taking part in this competition with Costa Rica, who are in the same group along with the likes of England, Italy, and Uruguay.
Mike Petke admitted to the england italien odds website that the loss of Cahill can be dealt with due to a lot of options in midfield, but the absence of Miller – a defender – may prove to be costly indeed.
“It’s a tricky situation, especially with Costa Rica. They usually are very adamant about wanting Roy, now and there’s no questions asked. When it’s a friendly game two years out from the World Cup, there’s a lot of wiggle room and you could talk. But if we refuse Roy to go for one more game against Toronto and if that jeopardizes in any way him playing in the World Cup or making it to the World Cup or something like that, I would be a very sad and angry person,” said Petke.