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Report: Red Bulls meet Ronaldinho’s reps; Reunion with Henry coming?

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FILE - In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro’s Ronaldinho celebrates his team’s victory over Argentina’s Newell’s Old Boys at the end of a Copa Libertadores semifinal soccer match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Ronaldinho was selected as best player in the Americas in 2013 by Uruguayan newspaper El Pais, which surveyed hundreds of journalists from around the continent. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes, File)

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Former Barcelona teammates Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry could be set for a reunion this side of the Atlantic Ocean if a Brazilian report is any indication.

Ronaldinho was rumored as an Orlando City target earlier this week, but MLSSoccer.com reports that his representatives are meeting with the New York Red Bulls.

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The Brazilian, 34, is out of contract at Atletico Mineiro, where he scored 28 goals over 80 appearances in all competitions.

From MLSSoccer.com:

Ronaldinho’s long-rumored move to MLS could be coming true, according to a report from Brazilian outlet UOL.

Representatives of the 34-year-old Brazilian playmaker, who recently left Atlético Mineiro, have reportedly met with the New York Red Bulls officials.

Ronaldinho’s brother and manager, Roberto de Assis Moreira, did not comment in the report on the potential move.


The UOL report says money would be the biggest draw for Ronaldinho as the Red Bulls prepare not only for the stretch run of 2014 but incoming competition from New York City FC, which has already signed Frank Lampard and David Villa.

And if you’re wondering, Ronaldinho’s foot skills remain deft and were still on display this past season:

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