This week's Major League Soccer round doesn't offer the most exciting matches. Most of the games are between a team that is sure to make the playoffs and another team that is sure to miss them. However, who knows what all can happen on any given day in football.
D.C. United are surprisingly in last place of the Eastern Conference table.
Columbus Crew forward Jairo Arrieta's two match suspension was upheld by Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber after an appeal, keeping the Costa Rica international out of the lineup for the Crew's match on Saturday against the New York Red Bulls.
Arrieta was suspended on May 17 for violent conduct, after an elbow to the head of Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor during a match on May 11.
Red Bulls manager Mike Petke foreshadowed it last week on his weekly media teleconference, and the news was eventually released on late Wednesday night that midfielder Tim Cahill had been selected for Australia's upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
For the club's trip to the States (and the announcement of NYC FC), 85 Man City-themed posters designed by Luke Barclay were just put up across Manhattan and Brooklyn. A few have already been found, but the real kicker in this is that tweeting posters that are found to @KICKTV is the ticket to two seats at Yankee Stadium for Man City-Chelsea this Saturday.
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.
It is that time again. Time to talk all things soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A.
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.
With most fan eyes focusing on the upcoming US Open Cup match between the Richmond Kickers and D.C. United, there are still some league games to go before we get to that titanic struggle. For the Kickers, that means welcoming the Harrisburg City Islanders, the USL Pro affiliate of the Philadelphia Union, to the friendly confines of City Stadium.
PSP analyzes Philadelphia Union's salary breakdown and identifies the steals (like Ray Gaddis, pictured), veteran bargains, surprises, and winner of the Juan Diego Gonzalez Award. Also, we take a look at several potential trade scenarios for Bakary Soumare.
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Exciting news for Red Bull fans this week: In order to alleviate the problems with the overcrowded stadium and exorbitant secondary ticket market prices, MLS announced the addition of a second New York team.
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.
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.
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.