The New York Red Bulls won't be acquiring a National Women's Soccer League team anytime soon.
Negotiations dating back to December 2012between the Red Bulls and New Jersey-based NWSL club Sky Blue FC have fallen apart and Sky Blue is forging ahead with a new plan for 2014, club CEO Thomas Hofstetter told reporters Thursday.
After the first legs, the Eastern Conference semifinals are both wide open. The Houston Dynamo's inspired fightback - or is that the farcical collapse by the New York Red Bulls? - in the second half at BBVA Compass and MLS's allergy to the away goals rule means that the second leg at Red Bull Dumpster Arena is a winner-take-all affair.
Germany, or at least part of Germany, has stopped to watch. The Bull throws his athletic, muscular frame between the enemy and the ball, touches the ball out of reach, and with explosive power and elegance that belies such a powerful beast, he ghosts past two more and stabs the ball goalwards.
It was announced today by DC United that captain Dwayne De Rosario, defender Dejan Jakovic, and midfielder Kyle Porter have been called up by the Canadian national team for their upcoming friendly in Spain.
The three of them (De Ro, Jakovic, and Porter) will leave the team after DCU's next match against their hated rivals, the New York Red Bulls.
New York Red Bulls' Australian acquisition David Carney has finally received his visa, and not a moment too soon. With stalwart defender Jamison Olave out 10-12 days with a quad tear and Roy Miller's impending international duty, Carney's arrival couldn't have come at a better time.
After arriving early this year in New Jersey participating in thirteen matches and providing four assists in 1,119 minutes on the field for the New York Red Bulls, Brazilian international Juninho Pernambucano agreed to cancel his contract, as the club's official website posted yesterday.
"We are very disappointed that Juninho has decided to return to Brazil because he is a great professional and a very talented footballer," Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh said an official statement.
Sunday sees a clash between probably the two most wildly inconsistent teams in the Eastern Conference. The New York Red Bulls, currently in second place, won't swap seats with the Union should they lose the game, but both sides need a win to regain some momentum after some sloppy results of late.
Let's not kid ourselves when it comes to assessing the visitors; everything runs through the Red Bull's talismanic French captain.
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.
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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
The sixth time’s a charm. Yes, it took six tries but the Philadelphia Union finally earned a point at Red Bull Arena. It was a good time to get a point too, since there is only one point separating teams 1 – 4 in the Eastern Conference. Just how did this point-getting unfold? Glad you asked...
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?
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.
Liverpool is reportedly taking keen interest in the highly-rated young Austrian central defender Martin Hinteregger. According to reports from Swiss media outlet Ifoticker.ch, the Reds are showing great interests in the 21-year-old, who plays for Red Bull Salzburg. The defender is contracted at the club till 2018, but it is understood that Liverpool have been monitoring him closely.
Red Bull Leipzig beat VfB Stuttgart's second string 'II' side comfortably in the 3. Liga (Germany's third tier) on Saturday afternoon after giving themselves a flying start (Red Bull gives you wings after all), getting the game underway with most attacking kick-off routine you're ever likely to see and seeing it all pay off when Daniel Frahn nodded them ahead with just 10 seconds on the clock.
Whilst World Cup qualifiers for Rio dominated the last few days of football on the pitch, off it there was much more attention on Qatar 2022. With Sepp Blatter regarding the bid decision as a ‘mistake' and a growing resignation amongst the top clubs that the tournament will be moved to the winter, we try and make sense of the almighty shambles.
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)