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Leipzig out to defend top spot from Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) RB Leipzig are determined to defend their hard-earned status as the new Bundesliga leaders with a win at Freiburg on Friday to pile the pressure on faltering Bayern Munich.

Leipzig, sponsored by Austrian energy drinks giant Red Bull, went top last Friday with a 3-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen, setting a new Bundesliga record in the process.

Reports: Red Bull In ‘Advanced Talks’ To Add Swindon Town To Their Football Portfolio

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Word on the wire is that Red Bull are in "advanced talks" to add Swindon Town to their portfolio of company-owned football clubs.

Swindonhave scheduled a press conference to make a "significant" announcement this afternoon, with reports suggesting that the League One side are set to be bought out by the international caffeine peddlers.

Five reasons why RB Leipzig are level with Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) New boys RB Leipzig are level with leaders Bayern Munich on 24 points at the top of the Bundesliga table in Germany's top flight and on a record run.

AFP sports looks at five reasons why the Red Bull-backed outfit from the former East Germany city is still unbeaten after their first ten games:

Lots of cash, cautious signings

Unlike many other newly-promoted teams in their first Bundesliga season, RB Leipzig are not wanting for cash.

Five reasons why RB Leipzig are level with Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) New boys RB Leipzig are level with leaders Bayern Munich on 24 points at the top of the Bundesliga table in Germany's top flight and on a record run.

AFP sports looks at five reasons why the Red Bull-backed outfit from the former East Germany city is still unbeaten after their first ten games:

Lots of cash, cautious signings

Unlike many other newly-promoted teams in their first Bundesliga season, RB Leipzig are not wanting for cash.

Football fans fear rise of Germany’s ‘plastic clubs’

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Berlin (AFP) The promotion of RB Leipzig to the Bundesliga has caused resentment amongst hardcore fans of traditional teams, sparking fears that "plastic clubs" could ruin the traditional culture in Germany's top flight.

RB Leipzig are backed by Austrian energy-drinks giants Red Bull, who took over a football licence and founded the club in 2009.

Record-signing Burke nets for unbeaten Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Scottish teenager Oliver Burke scored his first Bundesliga goal on Sunday as new-boys RB Leipzig drew 1-1 at Cologne to remain unbeaten in Germany's top flight.

Leipzig are backed by Austrian energy drinks giants Red Bull and are unpopular with fans of Germany's traditional clubs due to the commercialism they represent.

Record-signing Burke nets for unbeaten Leipzig

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Berlin (AFP) Scottish teenager Oliver Burke scored his first Bundesliga goal on Sunday as new-boys RB Leipzig drew 1-1 at Cologne to remain unbeaten in Germany's top flight.

Leipzig are backed by Austrian energy drinks giants Red Bull and are unpopular with fans of Germany's traditional clubs due to the commercialism they represent.

Controversial RB Leipzig win promotion to the Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) Just seven years after being founded, RB Leipzig, sponsored by energy drinks giants Red Bull, will play in the Bundesliga next season after their second division promotion was confirmed Sunday.

Goals by Sweden's Emil Forsberg and Marcel Halstenberg sealed their 2-0 win at home to Karlsruhe, in front of 42,559 fans, which means they will join second division champions Freiburg in Germany's top flight next season.

Controversial RB Leipzig win promotion to the Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) Just seven years after being founded, RB Leipzig, sponsored by energy drinks giants Red Bull, will play in the Bundesliga next season after their second division promotion was confirmed Sunday.

Goals by Sweden's Emil Forsberg and Marcel Halstenberg sealed their 2-0 win at home to Karlsruhe, in front of 42,559 fans, which means they will join second division champions Freiburg in Germany's top flight next season.

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Poor Defending Cinches Union Defeat: New York Red Bulls 3-2 Philadelphia Union

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Defensive breakdowns from the Union sealed their fate in a wild Saturday night match at Red Bull Arena.

The Philadelphia Union entered Red Bull Arena underdogs and hopeful for a victory and a guaranteed spot in the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, however victory was not to be for the Union this evening.

Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls: Community player ratings form

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Rate the players in the 2-0 loss at Red Bull Arena

We saw another new lineup with changed spots for Andreas Ivanschitz and Joevin Jones. The Seattle Sounders gave the Red Bulls a run for their money, but ultimately failed to turn any of their 15 shots into goals. As always, it's time to rate the individual performances that made up the loss.

Sounders at New York Red Bulls, recap: Mike Grella's brace destroys plan

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Seattle loses 2-nil in a match where for the first sixty minutes they dominated all facets that aren't a goal.

With New York Red Bulls playing a high-press throughout the night there was the opportunity for the Seattle Sounders to get out on the counter. They did well, for the first 55 minutes or so.

Joevin Jones starts as left wing against New York Red Bulls

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The forward line is Joevin, Jordan Morris and Aaron Kovar as the Seattle Sounders face New York Red Bulls on FS1 at 4:30 PM.

Without Clint Dempsey Sigi Schmid will look to Joevin Jones and Jordan Morris to continue their goal scoring magic. Those two are listed as forwards in the 4-3-3 with Aaron Kovar on the right.

Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match fourtneen

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FS1 has coverage starting at 4:30 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (El Rey 1360) with English radio on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

Sigi Schmid's 500th MLS game is a road trip out to Harrison, New Jersey to face the New York Red Bulls. Like the Sounders, Red Bull has seven losses and a draw.

Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Three Questions

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Sunday's return to MLS action for the Seattle Sounders offers another chance to show that their road win before the Copa break isn't an anomaly. New York Red Bulls offer a strong test.Red Bull has three wins in a row and are 5-2-0 at home. The Sounders are a paltry 1-4-1 away from Seattle. Both teams will be down a DP.

New York Red Bulls Scouting Report: Do they have wings?

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New York will push up and their midfield will fly around but no, they don't have wings.

Energy drinks can pick you up and they usually do, but a crash always follows. New York started 1-6-0 before their Red Bull kicked in and oh my did it kick. Just three points in seven matches but then 16 points in the next seven going 5-1-1 in that stretch.

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls staff and reader predictions

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Win, lose, or draw? No, seriously, what's going to happen in this game, because we're not sure.

It's almost the night we've all been waiting for, folks: Star Wars Night. Oh, also, D.C. United's biggest rivals are coming. But Star Wars!

It seems we can't all agree on an outcome for this game.

Major Link Soccer: NYCFC cut Red Bull supporters' ticket allocation by 60 percent

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Matches between these two have been hotly contested, but that intensity might not carry into Yankee stadium for the upcoming fixture.

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The Reign's upcoming match versus Houston provides both clubs a measuring stick of each team's depth, with the absence of Jess Fishlock and Carli Lloyd respectively.

Rochester 0-0 New York Red Bulls II: Rhinos End Road Trip with a Draw

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The Rochester Rhinos were held scoreless at Red Bull Arena as goalkeeper Tomas Gomez shined in his first start for the team.

A very young attack-minded New York Red Bulls II team hosted the traditionally defensive Rochester Rhinos on Sunday afternoon. Despite the best efforts of Brandon Allen and Derick Etienne for New York and Rochester's Steevan dos Santos and Kenardo Forbes, the match ended scoreless.

B&RU Match Prediction Game - Week 26

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DC United head to Red Bull Arena in Week 26 for the third and final episode of the 2015 Atlantic Cup.

The winner of Weeks 24 and 25 is ChestRockwell with a combined 30 points. As a prize, you receive 30 pink plastic flamingos goats to decorate your lawn with. Set them up, crack open a cold beer, and gaze upon them with pride.

Philadelphia Union / New York Red Bulls U.S. Open Cup match scheduled

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Union fans are upset. Red Bull fans are upset. Maybe now it's an actual rivalry.

Word got around today that the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match between the Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls had finally been scheduled, and like most good compromises no one seemed happy with it.

Deuces Wild: New York Red Bulls 0-2 Philadelphia Union

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Two wins a row! Really!

The Philadelphia Union are finally emerging from a run of Chivas USA terribleness with yet another much-needed win, this time on the road at Red Bull Arena for a franchise first. A pair of second half goals from Vincent Nogueira and C.J. Sapong are what lifted the Union to their second straight victory giving them their first win streak of the 2015 season.

The Crazy Continues: DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 9 January 2015

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Red Bull fans are raising money to tell Red Bull where they can stick it.

Last Friday Freedom Kicks focused like a laser on NYCFC's Lampardgate fiasco. Today, we're going to get started with a little NYRB Petkegate fiasco.

Look, if you're sick of all these soccer-related fiascos, you can treat yourself to theGreenport Peter Pan fiasco, although that's also straight out of New York.

Jesse Marsch to Replace Mike Petke as New York Red Bulls Head Coach, Says Report

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Former Montreal Impact Head Coach Jesse Marsch is set to replace the fired Mike Petke as the new head coach of the New York Red Bulls, according to a report by Empire of Soccer.

In a brief statement released by New York Red Bulls today, the club confirmed that Mike Petke will not return as the club's head coach in 2015.

Jesse Marsch to Replace Mike Petke as New York Red Bulls Head Coach, Says Report

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Former Montreal Impact Head Coach Jesse Marsch is set to replace the fired Mike Petke as the new head coach of the New York Red Bulls, according to a report by Empire of Soccer.

In a brief statement released by New York Red Bulls today, the club confirmed that Mike Petke will not return as the club's head coach in 2015.

Is Steven Gerrard Heading To New York Next Season?

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According to a report in the Daily Mirror, England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been has added to the 'discovery list' of the New York Red Bulls, meaning that they will have first option on signing him if he moves to Major League Soccer.

Gerrard has been at the centre of much speculation about his future, as Brendan Rodgers has opted to leave him out of the Reds' starting eleven in numerous occasions this season.

Gameday: #NYvNE

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HARRISON, N.J. – Good afternoon from Red Bull Arena, where the Revolution will face the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final at 1:30pm. Weighted road goals are once again in play, so it won't be surprising to see the Revolution to step on the accelerator again.

What's at stake: Both teams are looking to seize momentum in the first leg and use it to their advantage in the second leg.

NY Beats D.C. in EC Semis, Faces Winner of #NEvCLB

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The New York Red Bulls will face the winner of the Revolution-Crew Conference Semifinal series after beating first-seed D.C. United3-2 on aggregate following Saturday's second leg at RFK Stadium.

After getting a 2-0 jump in the first leg at Red Bull Arena last weekend, Peguy Luyindula's 57th minute goal proved to be the difference despite strikes from Nick Deleon and Sean Franklin in the 37th and 91st minutes, respectively, givingD.

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Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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FoxSports continues their summer of soccer with a match between the Seattle Sounders and the New York Red Bulls. The 4:30 PM Pacific game on Sunday June 19th pits two teams with mid-table records against each other after a two week break for the Copa America. Clint Dempsey will not be present for Seattle.

Match Recap: Steel gored by Red Bulls II 4-0

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The best thing about the Baby Bulls giving Bethlehem Steel FC the horns? It's over.

Hopefully, this was not a performance that is a sign of things to come for Bethlehem Steel FC. Things started out poorly for BSFC when Josh Yaro tapped in an own goal on a botched clearance in the first minute.

Match Preview: Steel FC vs Red Bulls II

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It should be another physical battle when Steel take on NYRB II at Red Bull Arena tomorrow night.

Bethlehem Steel will travel to Red Bull Arena tomorrow in hopes of righting the ship after a somewhat disappointing home opener that saw the side drop three points to FC Cincinnati. There's a lot of interesting things to look out for here in terms of players and future MLS standouts for both the Union and Red Bull affiliate clubs.

Red Bulls' fans hate the Union. Happy New Year.

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An ongoing poll ranks New York Red Bull fan hate.

Once A Metro, a New York Red Bulls fan community, is currently polling their reader base to determine which MLS teams they despise the most. The Philadelphia Union, probably mostly due to pity, currently sit just fourth in total vitriol. More competent rivals D.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 1 - Red Bulls 3

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Poetry Corner Kicks notes a similarity between the Union and an old joke.

Well, the Philadelphia Union are in last place. I once heard a joke that went like this: Q: What do you call a person who graduated last in their class in Med School? A: Doctor. The Union are technically a first-tier professional soccer team here in the states, but they are last in their class.

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The Esky Award, for the D.C. United fan favorite

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D.C. United's fan favorite is on the block today: who do you have?

The Esky Award is named for Alecko Eskandarian, former D.C. United forward whose career was cut short due to concussions. Eskandarian vaulted into fan favorite territory with his spitting out the Red Bull goal celebration, which remains one of the best goal celebrations in team history.

Philadelphia Union Spin Zone: Game Day 13

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Don't call it a comeback! The laughingstock of the league just won two in a row against the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Could it get any better than that?

Following the late winner against DC United, the Union pulled off a new trick; taking 3 points from Red Bull Arena. Red Bull showed a growing dominance on the game in the first half, but two second half goals saw the Union pull off the win.

The Esky Award, for the D.C. United fan favorite

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It is now time to vote for the D.C. United fans' favorite player of 2014.

The Esky Award is named for Alecko Eskandarian, former D.C. United forward whose career was cut short due to concussions. Eskandarian vaulted into fan favorite territory with his spitting out the Red Bull goal celebration, which remains one of the best goal celebrations in team history.

Episode 150 – Lazy Kitchen

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Join the guys as they look back at DC United's playoff series against Red Bull. The boys also talk about and go over their season grades for United's roster.

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Red Bull boss rules out a New York move for Schweinsteiger

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Berlin (AFP) A potential transfer for Manchester United-reject Bastian Schweinsteiger to Red Bull New York has been ruled out by the club's head of global soccer, according to a report on Saturday.

"Bastian Schweinsteiger is a great player with a great career. But there have been no conversations, he isn't and will not be a topic for us," Red Bull's Oliver Mintzlaff told German daily Bild.

Some Soccer News for Mar 4, 2016

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It's Day 64 of 2016.


SPECIAL EDITORS NOTE: The complaints have been heard!!!! Dortmund v Bayern Munich WILL be shown live on FX at 11:30am CT! (Ch 248 on Directv) Thank you Fox Soccer.
  • The coaches of Bayern (Pepper Guardiola) and Dortmund (Thomas The Train Tuchel) have mutual respect.

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Unpredictable is Underrated: Appreciating Thierry Henry

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