Mike Petke

New York Red Bulls

Mike Petke calls Union fans "scumbags" during pregame tirade

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Apparently there is a rivalry, New York fans.

The banter between fans and players and coaches is supposed to be a one-sided affair - fans berate while players and coaches act professionally and ignore it. Sometimes the players and coaches will see the humor in some of the more creative chants (we still love you here in Philly, Jimmy Nielsen), others not so much.

New York Red Bulls CONCACAF Champions League Attendance Highlights Problems

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For all the international games played in New York this summer, it was nice to have one that actually counted toward something larger. All those World Cup preparation games, those friendlies that were meant to prepare teams for Brazil, or the pre-season competitions that ended in a trophy ceremony, all those victories and cups held aloft were rather empty in a way.

Red Bulls open CCL campaign against desperate CD FAS

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By CARL SETTERLUND

In a light week of CONCACAF Champions League action, the New York Red Bulls are the only MLS team in action as they get their campaign underway on Tuesday night.

The Red Bulls host El Salvador clubCD FAS at Red Bull Arena and will need a win in order to avoid having to play catch-up in Group 3.

Red Bulls add versatile Sene to bolster roster ahead of busy stretch run

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Healthy, versatile, experienced and anxious to play, Saer Sene made toomuch sense for the New York Red Bulls to pass on the opportunity of acquiring him.

The Red Bulls landed Sene in a trade with the New England Revolution on Tuesday that saw New York ship forward Andre Akpan and allocation in return.

Amid retirement talk, Petke, Wenger say Henry still has it

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By RYAN TOLMICH

When Red BullHead of Global Football Gerard Houllier announced yesterday that he believed that New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry was leaning towards retirement, many were left surprised by the news.

Count Henry himself, who has stated he is undecided on retirement throughout thisseason, among those that were caught off guard by Houllier's declaration.

Red Bulls notes: Petke embracing youth; McCarty’s role in midfield; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The first big test of New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga's young career came Sunday night in the Red Bull's clash with the Columbus Crew.

After having a major part in conceding a first-half equalizer, the 18-year-old Miazga drew the ire of star Thierry Henry and head coach Mike Petke heading into halftime.

Is It Time to Start Rolling the Dice?

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Should Petke Contemplate More Radical Changes?
So here we are - 14 games into the Red Bulls' 2014 MLS season. If the playoffs started today - and yes, I know they don't - RBNY would be on the outside looking in. They currently sit a disappointing sixth place in the East, but due to MLS' kooky schedule several teams behind them - notably Chicago and Toronto - have played far fewer matches.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls #2

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Perhaps a new combination of defenders behind Red will have to slow down the RBNY attack (photo: mlssoccer.com)

OTF'sJon Denham stops shaking his head long enough to get you ready for Saturday, and Seeing Red's Mark Fishkin is back to tell a turnaround story...

Last weekend, the Fire conceded twice after the 89 minute mark against Real Salt Lake to snatch a loss from the hands of victory after the first shutout of the season came off the board with 20 minutes to play.

The Whole Story: Matchday 5 Union travel to Chicago

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Get The Whole Story of matchday 5 when the the Union travel to Chi-town, from previews until post match analysis, all in one place

After the Fire's home opener a couple weeks ago at Toyota Park, I wandered over to the visitors’ locker room to chat with New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke.

Petke believes MLS clubs are making progress despite recent CCL struggles

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The hot topic surrounding MLS for much of the past week was how its clubs were struggling in the CONCACAF Champions League, and New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke had his turn to touch on the subject on Tuesday.

The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: New York Red Bulls

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With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

Know Your Enemy: New York Red Bulls

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Making us think we have wings...

OTF's Stephen Mangat drinks a pint glass of vodka with a shot of 'energy drink' every morning...

The Oxford English Dictionary attributes the first use of the word bullshit to poet T. S. Eliot, who wrote the poem "The Triumph of Bullshit".

RBNY vs Rapids: A Lackluster Effort & A Bad Call

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What's there to say about this one? The Red Bulls should have put it away early but didn't. Nevertheless, the boys in white appeared to have done enough to earn a 1-Nil victory, on a Thierry Henry diving header golazo (and another memorable celebration). But then the scab ref got into the act, with a phantom penalty call against us (full highlights below).

New York 1-1 Colorado Rapids: Lack of Imagination, Creativity and Finishing Hurt RBNY

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There were fireworks at Red Bull Arena Saturday but they were, for the most part, limited to the pre-game celebration of the Supporters Shield and the five minutes of added time at the very end of the game.

The New York Red Bulls began the game attacking toward their supporters' end and gave the appearance of controlling the game even though the statistics tell a different story.

Red Bulls sign Petke to new contract

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By DAN KARELL

All Mike Petke did in his first year as a head coach in Major League Soccer was lead the New York Red Bulls to a Supporters Shield, the first silverware in franchise history.

On Wednesday, the Metrostars/Red Bulls legend was rewarded for the 2013 season's success with a new contract to remain head coach.

RBNY First Kick: Getting It All Wrong @Vancouver

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Ok, so the 2014 Major League Soccer season is underway! That would be the only good thing about Saturday's events, if you're a NY Red Bulls fan. Our beloved Bulls traveled to Vancouver, to face a rejuvenated Whitecaps team (now managed by former RBNY midfielder Carl Robinson), just totally started off the season on the wrong foot.

Red Bulls Notes: De Bontin’s departure takes brass by surprise, Henry praises Luyindula, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

NEW YORK Media and fans were not the only ones surprised by the recent departure of New York Red Bulls general manager Jerome De Bontin.

The club was, too.

Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh and head coach Mike Petke both stated at the club's Media Day on Tuesday that they were shocked to learn earlier this week that De Bontin had left his post.

2014 Eastern Conference Preview: New York Red Bulls

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B&RU's Eastern Conference previews continue with a look at the Red Bulls, who are coming off their first trophy-winning season ever. However, after an offseason that saw them lose several starters, Mike Petke's attempts to repeat will be difficult.

What happened in 2013: Ugh! Basically, it was just gross.

Red Bulls Notes: Petke discusses Henry’s contract situation and Moreno’s departure

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The New York Red Bulls enter the 2014 season fresh off of a Supporter's Shield winning campaign. However, there is a major elephant in the room for the franchise entering the regular season, as star forward Thierry Henry begins the final year of his contract.

A closer look at the Red Bulls’ positional battles

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The New York Red Bulls are near the midway point of their preseason preparations, which means the battle for starting spots is really beginning to heat up.

Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke started what many could see as the club's opening-day lineup in a friendly vs.

Petke pours cold water on Xavi, Drogba rumors

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By FRANCO PANIZO

With every offseason comes unfounded rumors about the New York Red Bulls being on the verge of signing big-name players.

This one has apparently been no different.

New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke spoke to a handful of reporters via a conference call on Thursday to discuss the club's two selections in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, but he also took some time to address recent reports linking the Red Bulls with signing either Barcelona midfielder Xavi or Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba as their third Designated Player for the 2014 season.

Silly Season Thoughts

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Since the Red Bulls exited the playoffs courtesy of Houston, many players have said goodbye to Harrison--at least as members of the home squad. Espindola, Carney, Barklage and, perhaps most surprising, Markus Holgersson were all shown the door.

Red Bulls already planning how to use Henry in 2014

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Whether it is by adding another offensive piece or resting Thierry Henry more often, the New York Red Bullsneed to find ways to help lift the offensive load off their captain's shoulders in 2014.

Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke said via his end-of-the-season conference call on Wednesday that Henry is still talented enough a player to build around despite being 36 years-old.

Despite early playoff exit, Petke excited about Red Bulls’ future

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By TYLER GRAY

When New York Red Bulls head coach, Mike Petke, first learned that we would be coaching his former team, he stared at the wall and thought to himself, "Holy s , what do I do next?"

Now, just under a year later, and with arguably the franchise's most successful season under his belt, he seems like a completely different person.

Red Bulls Notes: Petke not worried about loss of Olave; Miller available for selection; and more

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By DAN KARELL

The New York Red Bulls have had plenty of high-pressure games this season, including the season-finale which saw them lift the Supporters Shield, but they face their biggest game of the season without arguably their best defender.

Jamison Olave was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge midway through the second half of the Red Bulls 2-2 draw with the Dynamo last Sunday.

Petke critical of MLS playoff schedule: “It’s mind blowing”

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By FRANCO PANIZO

HANOVER, N.J. You can add Mike Petke to the list of people unhappy with the current MLS playoff format.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday ahead of the first leg of his New York Red Bulls' Eastern Conference semifinals series, Petke made it clear he was not the biggest fan of the condensed postseason schedule that his and other teams are facing this year.

Dave Returns from International Duty – Soccer Yanks #21 recorded on 10/29/13

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On this week's episode: Dave returns from his adventures in Germany and France. He shares with us his experience consuming the beautiful game abroad. The New York Red Bulls have broken the curse, and its importance to MLS. Closing out with random thoughts on the EPL.

Download: dave-returns-from-international-duty-soccer-yanks-21-recorded-on-10-29-13.

Philadelphia Union

Postgame video and quotesheet: Union 2-2 Red Bulls

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Video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and interviews with Danny Cruz, Pedro Ribeiro, Zac MacMath, Brian Carroll, and Ray Gaddis. Also, postgame quote sheet.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 3-1 Red Bulls

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Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and interviews with Fred, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams and Brian Carroll.

Hack feeling the pressure, Union bits, Reading begin season on the road, LVU Sonic in USOC tonight, more

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John Hackworth acknowledges the pressure is on. Reading begin PDL season tonight. Ocean City names captain. Lehigh Valley United Sonic in USOC play tonight. More news.

Hack on NYRB, previews, Union Academy gets first win at Generation adidas cup, more

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John Hackworth says NYRB are hungry and motivated and he is confident Union's errors can be fixed. Previews, power rankings, TOW lists, more news.

Recaps, reaction from RSL draw, Academy news, league results, more

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Reaction following Saturday's draw with Salt Lake. Union Academy U-17s begin Generation adidas Cup play. MLS results and standings. More news.

Injury update, problems with Fred signing, more quotes from Hack’s presser, more news

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Quotes from Hackworth's weekly press conference including injury update on Casey and Williams, Fred's status, and much more. More Union and league news. Etc., etc.

Santa Fe says it has 40% stake in Valdes’ rights, College Cup, MLS player movement, more

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Latest on the Carlos Valdes situation. Notre Dame wins College Cup at PPL Park. Lots of player moves and rumors in MLS. More WC stadium deaths. More news.

Valdes on his status, Union to return to Disney, locals named to Combine, Riley wants ex-Indys, more

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Carlos Valdes on his current status. Union will return to preseason Disney Classic. Several players with local connections invited to MLS Combine. Paul Riley wants former Independence players in Portland. More news.

Caleb Porter

Magee, Keane, and Di Vaio top MVP nominees as MLS announces awards finalists

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By DAN KARELL

Three names remain are in the running for Major League Soccer MVP of the 2013 season after the league revealed the finalists for their end-of-season awards.

Robbie Keane, Mike Magee, and Marco Di Vaio are all in the running for the league's Most Valuable Player, though none of the trio remain in the MLS Cup playoffs.

Minority Opinion: John Hackworth should retain his job....for now.

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Firing managers is commonplace in soccer. The quickest fix to a sinking ship or ship floating adrift at sea is relieving the head coach of his command. Maybe its my usual nature to be one of the last to join any coach firing fan contingent, but I feel Hackworth earned at least one more offseason in charge.

The Rest

Hot and Heavy Red Bull

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One of the basic rules in sports writing, aside from blizzards or monsoons, the weather never leads the story. But as I sat less than 10 miles from Red Bull Arena, in my house, watching the pregame to the New York Red Bulls Chicago Fire match with every window in the living room open, I could not be happier I sold my tickets a few days earlier.

Know Your Enemy: New York Red Bulls #2

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Hi-YA!

OTF's Stephen Mangat knows kung fu...

If a deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix then it's time to be on high alert: It's another game against the New York Red Bulls. In fact, Fire fans wouldn't be wrong to have their hands on the switch of the EMP bomb, because another week without a win might mean it's time to blow up this season and start looking at it as a rebuilding project.

The Last Word: "We're in a results business"

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Of all people, Mike Petke provided clarity for D.C. United on Saturday night's result and the early 2014 season to date.

It's not often a quote from the opposing coach becomes the last word on a D.C. United match, but it did indeed happen on Saturday night following United's 1-0 win over theNew York Red Bulls.