Not going to paste the whole article but a couple of highlights:
There was angst about the team's failure to advance to even one MLS Cup during that stretch [2015-2018] but there was no arguing with the regular season success. With a little extra investment, with perhaps one more key player, it felt like New York could get over the hump and win its first title.
Instead, they've gone in the opposite direction. No big signings have been made [...], further agitating a fanbase that was already annoyed with the club ranking 22nd out of 24 MLS teams in payroll in 2019.
The Red Bulls are no strangers to being asked to punch above their weight. This year, it feels like they're being asked to do too much. As the rest of the league improved and spent, New York stood pat. The team is short on talent and appears to be spending less on its roster than in previous years. If they want to succeed in 2020, the Red Bulls will have to overachieve more than ever before.
Armas doesn't disagree with that line of thinking.
The team hasn't spent real money in years. Now, after an offseason in which fellow low-budget clubs like Kansas City, Columbus and Vancouver broke their previous transfer records, the club appears to have cut costs further.
Once more, the Red Bulls are being asked by ownership to punch above their own weight. This time, there's a real chance that the magnitude of that ask will cause New York to slip down the standings.