The New York Red Bulls consider young Argentine forward Gonzalo Veron an important part of the team’s future.
The New York Red Bulls liked what they saw in Argentine forward Gonzalo Veron. They were in the market for a fast, versatile player in 2015 and acquired the 27-year-old a year removed from a Copa Libertadores championship with San Lorenzo of Argentina.
The Red Bulls paid over $2 million in the transfer fee that landed Veron. Gonzalo was used as a super-sub throughout 2015 where his talents supported the New York Red Bulls drive to the Supporter’s Shield.
It’s those qualities that Head Coach Jesse Marsch says will keep him around though he was injured for much of the early part of 2016. Marsch praised Gonzalo in a one-on-one interview with Shep Messing of the MSG Network.
“In many ways because of his explosiveness, his ability to be an option on the move and his explosiveness with the ball, fits the way we play.”
Coming to the team, Marsch was quick to integrate himself properly by laying out his philosophy that all players were equal no matter their pay scale. The expectations would not be measured by stature but chemistry within the team system.
Veron did make strides with three goals tallied despite the obstacles and proved to be a team player.
“Toward the end of the year, I really thought that you saw him come alive and be a really important player,” Marsch pointed out, “I think that we’re going to continue to see that grow upon itself.”
Jesse Marsch is looking for more bang for the buck and is quite confident that Gonzalo Veron has it in him to be that in the immediate Red Bull future.