Anschutz drops the (soccer) ball

“The Chronicles of Narnia” financier Phillip Anschutz has just unloaded his New York sports franchise, the MetroStars – one of five Major League Soccer teams he owns. The buyer is to Red Bull, the Austrian company which produces the heart-palpitating, kidney-melting beverage.red-bull.jpg


USA Today
reports that the team “has been re-branded Red Bull New York, with a new logo and uniform” – and presumably, with all the Red Bull they can drink.

Note to soccer neophytes: When seeking to identify the Red Bull New York players on, say, ESPN? They’re the ones who’ll be vibrating and/or in renal failure.