The New York Red Bulls have gone almost two years without tasting victory against Sporting Kansas City and tonight won't be any easier as the Eastern Conference rivals square off at Red Bull Arena (7:30pm, MSG).
There is no rivalry in MLS quite like the one between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls. Seattle and Portland may have history dating back to the original NASL; the Galaxy and Chivas may be the only true city derby; Toronto may be about to set a league record for traveling supporters in Montreal.
Hans Backe and Mike Petke couldn't be more different if they tried; that is the resounding message from the few Red Bull players who survived last season's roster purge.
"I think they are definitely different coaches," Dax McCarty said. "Mike wants to be involved in every little thing that goes on, from the nutrition from the treatment from the gym sessions all the way down to training.
After their playoff loss to DC United, the New York Red Bulls fired Hans Backe as their head coach and created a search for a new man to run the side. After all the rumors of Gary McAllister, Paulo Souza, ... Continue reading →
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New York Red Bulls general manager Jerome deBontin has made a point to let people know that the Red Bulls are going to be doing a lot of things differently now under new management, and in his recent interview with Bloomberg News, he even revealed a change in his own philosophies on certain aspects of MLS.
The New York Red Bulls have too many forwards on their roster at the moment, which made it seem unlikely that the team would have an interest in bringing back seldom-used French forward Sebastien LeToux. Apparently that hasn't stopped the Red Bulls from offering LeToux to a new contract.
The New York Red Bulls announced on Friday that coach Hans Backe's contract won't be renewed at the end of the year. "We want to thank Hans for his work over the past three years and wish him the best of luck in the future," Global Sporting Director of Red Bull Soccer Gerard Houllier said in a press statement.
It was the kind of brutal ending that long-time New York Red Bulls fans have seen too many times before. Another playoff collapse. Another season ending in disappointment. Another chapter to the saddest history of results in MLS playoff history.
The Red Bulls escaped RFK Stadium with a draw, and head to Red Bull Arena in prime position to advance to the Eastern Conference final. That's assuming they can play well at home, which they have done for the most part all season.
For D.C. United, Saturday will feel like a wasted opportunity to grab the series by the neck.
-Wed Oct 31 Chicago Fire SC v Houston Dynamo - 8:00PM CT on ESPN2 Venue: Toyota Park -Thu Nov 1 LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps FC - 9:30PM CT on NBCSN Venue: The Home Depot Center
1st Leg -Fri Nov 2 Seattle Sounders FC v Real Salt Lake - 9:30PM CT on NBCSN Venue: CenturyLink Field -Sat Nov 3 New York Red Bulls v DC United - 7:00PM CT on NBCSN Venue: Red Bull Arena -Sun Nov 4 Chicago/Houston Winner v Sporting Kansas City - 2:30PM CT on NBCSN Venue: TBD LA/Vancouver Winner v San Jose Earthquakes - time & network TBD Venue: TBD
2nd Leg -Wed Nov 7 DC United v New York Red Bulls - 7:00PM CT on NBCSN Venue: RFK Stadium Sporting Kansas City v Chicago/Houston Winner - 8:00PM CT on TBD Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park San Jose Earthquakes v LA/Vancouver Winner - time and network TBD Venue: Buck Shaw Stadium -Thu Nov 8 Real Salt Lake v Seattle Sounders FC - 8:30PM CT on TBD Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
On a fantastic Saturday Afternoon at Red Bull Arena, with beautiful, mild weather in the forecast, over 21,000 in attendance came expecting to see the Red Bulls make another win at their fortress.But for a second time this season, the ... Continue reading →
A Raucous Red Bull Arena Crowd Will Hope New York Douses the Fire
Good morning Red Bulls fans! We are in the thick of the Eastern playoff race with New York and Chicago tied on points, and only a thin goal differential enabling New York to hold the #2 spot over the third-place Fire.
I won't lie, I don't have anything good or redeeming to say about the Philly loss. Even a couple of days later, it still doesn't sit well with me. However, there is the silver lining that it was just a bad game. We know our Men in Red are much better than this. The beauty (and sometimes cruelty) of MLS is that no matter what happened your previous game, you can look forward to the next one and put past results behind you.
Ok folks, it's time for another Fireside Chat. This one comes with an extra helping of questions to boot. I took a few minutes of time out of the day of Dan Ferris over at Once A Metro. The Red Bulls have had some interesting news the past couple of days themselves. GM Erik Soler was suddenly removed from his position just a couple of days ago.
The New York Red Bulls are in the middle of a playoff race, and could still conceivably win an MLS Cup title, but that isn't stopping the people now running the Red Bulls from making plans for major off-season changes.
After disposing of former general manager and sporting director Erik Soler earlier this week, the Red Bulls are already lining up a replacement for head coach Hans Backe, and while several names have already surfaced as alleged targets, sources tell SBI that one coach has emerged as a front-runner to lead the Red Bulls in 2013.
The New York Red Bulls announced some major changes in the club's leadership on Tuesday.
Jérôme de Bontin, who served for a year as president of AS Monaco in France, has been appointed general manager to oversee business operations. Gérard Houllier, the former Liverpool and French national team manager who was selected to take charge of global soccer operations for Red Bull in July, will take the role as sporting director for the club.
The Erik Soler era is over for the New York Red Bulls, and the new regime at the club has a distinct French flavor.
The Red Bulls have announced the appointment of former AS Monaco club president Jerome De Bontin (pictured) as the team's new general manager. Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier, who was appointed head of global soccer for Red Bull in July, will oversee all sporting aspects of the team.
New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry returned from his one-match suspension in style, tearing apart Toronto FC's defense to help the Red Bulls snap their recent funk and give them a much-needed boost.
Henry notched three assists before capping his stellar night with a perfect long-range chip to lead the Red Bulls to a 4-1 thrashing of last-place TFC in front of an announced sell-out crowd at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.
Sporting KC have a big battle ahead of them to remain at the top of the Eastern Conference when they travel to New York to play the Red Bulls tomorrow at at Red Bull Arena. It's not been an easy trip, because as of this posting, right around 21 hours to game time, the team was just leaving Kansas City for the New York metro due to the weather currently in that part of the country.
HARRISON, N.J.-- Having played in one third of the Red Bull's regular season matches (9 of 27), and appearing for just five minutes of play during the course of the past eight weeks, Rafa Marquez finally feels fit enough to return to the team and contribute in a major way.
Like all rumors involving players in foreign leagues coming to Major League Soccer these should be taken with a salt, a lot of it. But with the quality of the league continuing to improve and none of these three being huge names there is a chance.
Article by William Schulz Week two of Major League Soccer has come and gone, and it left a few surprises with us. Several "bottom dwellers" claimed victory from the "big boys", and the Goonies still refuse to say die. Let's grab a can of Red Bull, enjoy the first half, pour the second half of it on the floor, and dive in shall we?
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In three games during the regular season, DC United and New York scored a combined 14 goals, but it was a 1-0 scoreline that pushed DC into the Eastern Conference finals (to face Houston Sunday on NBCSN, 4:00 PM ET). After drawing 1-1 in the first leg, one of the biggest rivalries in MLS was essentially reset to square one for the second leg.
After a conference call this afternoon, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls have agreed to switch playoff legs. The two teams will play at RFK Stadium this Saturday, November 3rd and will play the return leg at Red Bull Arena next Wednesday, November 7. The change was brought about by the damage to the area due to Hurricane Sandy; as of this writing, Red Bull Arena is still without power and transportation throughout the entire region is currently disrupted.
CIUDAD SEDE - ESTADIO (Ubicación del estadio) - Atlanta - Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA) - Baltimore - M & T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) - Chicago - Soldier Field (Chicago, IL) - Dallas - Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX) - Denver - Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO) - Hartford - Rentschler Field (East Hartford, CT) - Houston - BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX) - Los Ángeles - Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) - Miami - Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL) - Nueva York - Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ) - Portland - JELD-WEN Field (Portland, OR) - Salt Lake City - Rio Tinto Stadium (Sandy, UT) - Seattle - CenturyField (Seattle, WA)
The big playoff race continues to heat up, and Scott, Ted, and Chris break it all down. They also talk about the firing of Red Bull's Sporting Director Erik Soler, and the implications on Hans Backe and the team going forward. Correspondents include: Kansas City, Houston, Dallas, Vancouver, and Chicago.