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January 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM

New York Red Bulls fire coach Mike Petke

Supporters’ Shield goodwill doesn’t last as long as it used to.

Mike Petke, who led the New York Red Bulls to the regular-season MLS title in 2013 and to the Eastern Conference finals just a few months ago, has been fired by the club, it confirmed Wednesday. Empire of Soccer is reporting that Jesse Marsch, who went 12-16-6 as the inaugural coach of the Montreal Impact, will replace Petke.

The Red Bulls went 34-23-25 under Petke, and he just inked a new deal in 2014.

There has been plenty of upheaval at Red Bull Arena in recent months, with Thierry Henry confirming his exit in November and Ali Curtis being named sporting director in December. Maybe NYRB wanted a truly fresh slate, but this does nothing to quell fears that this is a club heading for a major post-Henry crash.

And then, as if MLS’ Wednesday news cycle hadn’t been crazy enough, there was this:

Welcome to the silly season.

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