A month after being called out by master muppet Taylor Twellman on not being worth an MLS DP slot, Tim Cahill did it again and scored yet another game-winner for the Red Bulls in a 1-0 victory over the visiting LA Galaxy. Big time play from both Luis Robles and Jamison Olave kept the Red Bulls in this one and Cahill's 91st minute strike was enough to earn RBNY all three points.
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Today's major announcement of the 20th MLS team being New York City FC has sent major shockwaves through the American soccer community and is raising plenty of questions about how it will affect the league and current New York-area club the New York Red Bulls.
New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill (Image via NYRB official site)
Australian midfielder Tim Cahill leaped to the rescue for the New York Red Bulls yesterday afternoon after the side looked to be headed for a dire draw at home to the LA Galaxy. In second-half stoppage time, the man with the most headed goals in Premier League history rose to meet a Juninho free-kick and headed it back past a helpless Carlo Cudicini to secure a 1-0 victory for the hosts.
The New York Red Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena. Tim Cahill scored the game-winning goal in the 91st minute of the match, heading home a free kick from his midfield teammate Juninho.
Both teams had chances to score in the first half if not for some incredible defensive performances.
For all the success Sporting Kansas City have had over the past two years, the Houston Dynamo have been the one riddle the club can't solve.
After being ousted come playoff time by Houston two seasons in a row, Kansas City will travel to BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday and attempt to get a result against a Dynamo side that, in addition to riding a 36-game home unbeaten streak, just wrapped a 2-0 road trip.
As usual, most of this weekend's MLS match-ups will be available to fans in the D.C. area only through pay services like MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick, but there are some games available on national teevee, too. Well, two of them, one each on Saturday and Sunday. So enjoy Arlo White while you still can on NBC Sports Network as the Columbus Crew host the New York Red Bulls this afternoon, and then tune into ESPN2 late, late tomorrow night for the tilt between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Houston Dynamo.
The importance of Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls could not have been on a bigger display last Saturday, when he scored both goals in the team's 2-1 win vs. Toronto FC, a performance that earned him MLS Player of the Week.
The Australian international had been called out by fans and the media alike for his lack of scoring so far this season, but once again, manager Mike Petke laughed off those suggestions, praising Cahill's versatility and willingness to do whatever it takes to win.
Finally some things appear to be clicking in the Big Apple for the New York Red Bulls. The club has won three out of their last four games. And this week they the league's Player of the Week in Tim Cahill thanks to his two goal effort last Saturday against Toronto FC.
Cahill bagged the game-winner late for the Red Bulls, his first two goals of the season.
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They are stuck in New Jersey with a new stadium, are struggling with attendance, and now have to deal with a new crosstown rival, New York City FC, firmly planted in New York City beginning play in 2015 with Flushing Meadows in Queens as the expected location for the new stadium.
New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke inherited a midfield rich in talent. Before he could even make a move to improve the roster, he already counted Designated Player Tim Cahill, 2012 hero Dax McCarty and veteran Brazilian playmaker Juninho as his immediate starters.
The distance between New York City and Manchester, United Kingdom is approximately 3,337 miles. For two members of the New York Red Bulls, the news of Sir Alex Ferguson stepping down as Manchester United boss and David Moyes replacing him hits just as close to home as if they were at the epicenter.
Thierry Henry is The King! He's a magician and the best player that our League has ever had (sorry Becks). What else can be said? His two goals were enough to win this game and the second of those two goals was certainly worth the price of an RBNY season ticket. The great Dan Dickinson has a fantastic match report, with the Good & the Bad and some great quotes from the players after the game.
Foxboro. It's a place that can strike fear in the heart of any Red Bulls/Metrostars fan. And not just because it's in the god-forsaken middle of nowhere. No, it's more about the New York MLS soccer franchise's remarkable ability to throw points away on the fake turf of Gillette Stadium - a place where they have not won a game since (gasp) 2002!
For the second time in just under a year, Juan Agudelo is packing his bags and moving from one coast to another.
Agudelo has been traded from Chivas USA to the New England Revolution in exchange for allocation money. The deal was initially announced on Tuesday evening via a tweet from Agudelo's agent, Ron Waxman, but both clubs confirmed the deal shortly thereafter.
UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J.- When the announcement of New York City FC as Major League Soccer's 20th expansion team hit, the official reaction from the New York Red Bulls was a tame one. A non-descript statement with a bland response from the team's front office gave little evidence of the budding rivalry MLS is hoping will form.
The USWNT will play two home games in the Spring/Summer on the East Coast. Red Bull Arena and Gillette were announced as the venues. There was a some dispute about the selection of a turf venue for the matches, but for the first time in a while, Foxboro will play host a US International.
On to attendance, where the week started with a Wednesday night match featuring New England and Portland.
Slowly, the New York Red Bulls are addressing their team issues, but one remains glaring.
A healthy forward corps has helped drive the team to a league-leading 15 goals. The midfield has contributed greatly in creating chances, putting New York in solid command for team assists league wide with 20, nearly doubling the total of their closest rivals (12).