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February 12, 2016
SEPARATE WAYS
Red Bulls part ways with McLaws

The Red Bulls have parted ways with second-year defender Shawn McLaws, the club announced Friday.


February 11, 2016
GOING GONZO OVER GONZALO
Gonzalo Verson could wind up partnering with BWP on Red Bulls' front line

Bradley Wright-Phillips might not be on the island all that much this year. Gonzalo Veron, an Argentine and Designated Player, could wind up partnering with him.


February 9, 2016
GIDEON'S TRUMPET
Red Bulls acquire Gideon Baah from Finnish club

The Red Bulls Tuesday completed the transfer of Ghanaian central defender Gideon Baah from Finnish side Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (HJK Helsinki), pending completion of his ITC and P1 Visa.


February 9, 2016
SO FAR, SO GOOD
Marsch has liked what he has seen in preseason

After what was one of the toughest practices of the entire preseason, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch sounded approval of his team’s preparation to defend their Supporters Shield title this year. And maybe, perhaps, more.


February 9, 2016
A CHANGE OF PACE
Red Bulls go from the warmth to the cold

Baby it’s cold. Fresh off a week in sunny central Florida, where temperatures were routinely in the upper 70s and low 80s,


February 5, 2016
ATTENTION RED BULLS FANS
Remaining tickets go on sale Monday, Tuesday

Tickets for all remaining Red Bulls home matches will go on sale Monday, beginning with an exclusive pre-sale window for 2016 Red Members and partners of Red Bulls Training Programs to buy additional tickets.


February 5, 2016
AT FULL THROTTLE
Chris Duvall looks sharp recovering from broken tibia

There are no limitations on Chris Duvall now after a broken tibia last year cut short a very promising season.


February 4, 2016
A NEW DEAL
Source: Lawrence closing in on one with Red Bulls

One promising defender is out the door with Matt Miazga transferred this week to English Premier League club Chelsea. But one might be close on locking up a new deal to remain a Red Bull.


February 4, 2016
OUT OF AFRICA
Defender Cheikh Mbaye on trial with Red Bulls

There is a new name in camp with the Red Bulls, Cheikh Mbaye, a central defender who the squad is hoping might just be another diamond in the rough from West Africa.


February 4, 2016
HAMSTRUNG AGAIN
Shaun Wright-Phillips suffers a familiar injury

Shaun Wright-Phillips watched Thursday’s 5-0 win by the Red Bulls over the Montreal Impact from the sidelines, the same injury that cut short his playoffs last year now hampering his preseason.


February 4, 2016
NEW AGREEMENT
MSG Networks to televise at least 17 Red Bulls games

MSG Networks and the Red Bulls have agreed to a new multi-year rights agreement extension, ensuring that former will continue as the exclusive regional telecast home of the Red Bulls.


February 4, 2016
FLORIDA, 5-0
Red Bulls roll over the Impact, 5-0

The Red Bulls recorded a 5-0 victory over the Montreal Impact in three 45-minute periods Thursday afternoon. Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the opening period.


February 4, 2016
STREAM ON
Red Bulls vs. Montreal today

The Red Bulls meet the Montreal Impact in a preseason encounter in ChampionsGate, Fla. at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.


February 2, 2016
GOING WITH A GHANAIAN?
Reports link Red Bulls with center back Gideon Baah

And just like that, the Red Bulls might be closing in on their replacement for the recently departed Matt Miazga, gone to Chelsea of the English Premier League.


February 2, 2016
AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Marsch hopes Perrinelle will be back in late April or early May

The early returns on Damien Perrinelle are good as the central defender could be back in the fold in about three months time as he continues his rehab from last year’s season-ending knee injury.


February 2, 2016
SO FAR, SO GOOD
Marsch likes what he has seen in preseason

The defending Supporters Shield Champions are doing just fine in preseason, says head coach Jesse Marsch as his squad pushes into their second week of preparations ahead of the 2016 season.


February 1, 2016
A HANDS-ON COACH
Red Bulls name Preston Burpo as goalkeeper coach

The Red Bulls announced Monday that Preston Burpo has joined the coaching staff as goalkeeper coach.


January 31, 2016
YOU WIN SOME, YOU LOSE SOME
Red Bulls defeat Armada, 5-2, lose to Montverde Academy, 1-0, in split-squad scrimmages

The Red Bulls went 1-1 in two split-squad scrimmages, defeating the Jacksonville Armada, 5-2 and falling to Montverde Academy at the Omni Resort, 1-0, Sunday afternoon.


January 30, 2016
AN OFFER HE COULD REFUSE
Curtis: Matt Miazga turned down a deal that would have made him a DP

The Red Bulls said they did everything they could to keep Matt Miazga with the team. They offered him a huge raise and a deal what would have made him a Designated Player, but the 20-year-old center back could not escape the lure of playing in Europe, specifically for Chelsea FC in the English Premier League.


January 30, 2016
A BOOST FOR THE YOUTH
Miazga deal will give Red Bulls options to improve training facility and their youth development

When the dust clears from the Matt Miazga to Chelsea deal, the Red Bulls won't get as much money as you might think for player acquisition for the present. But it is expected to help the Red Bulls over the long haul, especially with their youth development program.


January 30, 2016
COLUMN A, COLUMN B OR COLUMN C?
Red Bulls' center back options: promote Ouimette, make an MLS trade or go international

With Matt Miazga wearing the colors of Chelsea, the Red Bulls have to find a suitable replacement for the 20-year-old center back. They are considering three options: promote someone from within the team, such as Canadian international Karl Ouimette, make a trade with another MLS team or put up the periscope and go international.


January 30, 2016
IT'S OFFICIAL
Red Bulls transfer Matt Miazga to Chelsea

The meteoric rise of center back Matt Miazga continued Saturday as the Red Bulls transferred him to Chelsea FC of the English Premier League, the team announced.


January 29, 2016
NO LOAN PLANNED
Chelsea plans for Miazga to stay with the club

The deal hasn't been finalized yet, but Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink still talked about plans for Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga Friday. The 20-year-old Miazga will remain on the team and won't be loaned out to another club, he said.


January 29, 2016
ON THE DOTTED LINE
Red Bulls re-sign Reynish, give Lade a multi-year deal

The Red Bulls have re-signed goalkeeper Kyle Reynish and signed Homegrown Player Connor Lade to a new multi-year deal, the club announced Friday.


January 29, 2016
FOUR YEARS AGO
Cooper's last Red Bulls tenure did not end well

Kenny Cooper's last game with the Red Bulls was not a happy one as he had a penalty kick saved in the 73rd minute in what turned into a 1-0 defeat by D.C. United that eliminated the Red Bulls from the 2012 MLS playoffs.



RARING TO GO
Kenny Cooper: 'I'm eager to learn and see how they do things and show that I can be a part of that'

Four years after starring for the team, striker Kenny Cooper is trying to earn a spot on the Red Bulls once again. A trialist during their preseason training camp, the 31-year-old Cooper said he is healthy and raring to go.


January 28, 2016
INTO A NEW REALM
Petke named NJ Youth Soccer ODP director of coaching

Mike Petke has a new coaching job, but it isn't what you might expect. NJ Youth Soccer announced Thursday that the former Red Bulls head coach was named the organization's director of coaching for its Olympic Development Program and player development.


January 28, 2016
OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Red Bulls down South Florida, 3-1, in preseason opener

The Red Bulls opened their preseason schedule with a 3-1 victory over the University of South Florida at the Omni Resort Thursday.







January 27, 2016
ENGLAND BOUND?
Reports: Red Bulls to sell Miazga to EPL team

Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga is close to being sold to an English Premier League team, according to ESPN FC and the Daily Mail in England.


January 26, 2015
FOR OPENERS
Red Bulls II to host Toronto FC II March 27

The Red Bulls II will their 2016 USL season at home against Toronto FC II on Sunday, March 27 as the league schedule was announced Tuesday afternoon.


January 26, 2016
NOT SO TINY TIM
Red Bulls II sign Tim Schmoll

The Red Bulls II announced Tuesday that had signed Harvard midfielder and former Red Bulls Under-23 defender-midfielder Tim Schmoll to a USL contract.


January 25, 2016
WHO'S GOING
Red Bulls roster, invitees at preseason camp

The Red Bulls head to Orlando on Monday night to kick off the first of two preseason camps.


January 25, 2016
GOING FOR TWO IN A ROW
Marsch: 'I feel like I have the kind of group that wants more, that isn’t satisfied with the success'

Shield defense time. The Red Bulls convened Monday for the highly anticipated start of preseason. It is the start of what they hope will be a year where they will successfully defend last year’s Supporters Shield for the best record in the league.


January 25, 2016
CONFIDENT COACH
Marsch feels that Miazga will stay with Red Bulls this season

There is quiet optimism from Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch that young star defender Matt Miazga will be with this team for this season, this after reports in recent weeks indicated that he might be ready to bolt for Europe.


January 25, 2016
MAYBE
BWP says he'll think about it if Jamaica calls

If Jamaica ever calls, then Bradley Wright-Phillips is willing to at least listen.


January 25, 2016
SECURING MORE OF THE BASE
With 4 more signings, Red Bulls show a mark of roster consistency

year won the Eastern Conference and the Supporters Shield. On Monday, the club made sure to keep several other prominent pieces of last year’s team in place.


January 25, 2016
GROUNDS CREW 1, WEATHER 0
Red Bulls train outdoors thanks to diligent staff

Day 1 is in the books as the Red Bulls began their quest to add more hardware to their trophy case got underway at the team’s facility. And despite the recent blizzard that hit the tri-state area, the full club was out and training.


January 25, 2016
RELEASED
Red Bulls cut GK Santiago Castaño

Goalkeeper Santiago Castaño, who backstopped the Red Bulls II to the USL semifinals last season, has been released by the Red Bulls, it was announced Monday afternoon.


January 25, 2016
SOME NEW DEALS
Red Bulls ink Shaun Wright-Phillips, Zizzo, Robles and Grella

The Red Bulls Monday announced new deals for midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, defender-midfielder Sal Zizzo, midfielder Mike Grella and goalkeeper Luis Robles.


January 25, 2016
THEY'RE ON TRIAL
Four hopefuls working out with Red Bulls

Preseason is here for the Red Bulls and with that, the first name of trialists have emerged for the club.


January 25, 2016
ONE CHANGE
GK coach Rafael Gonzalez not returning to Red Bulls

A Red Bulls team that retained much of its core from last year’s Supporters Shield winning side is going through a change on the technical side, BigAppleSoccer.com has learned.


January 23, 2016
CALLED IN
Canada brings Red Bulls' Karl Ouimette into camp

Red Bulls center back Karl Ouimette has been named to the Canadian national team's 23-man roster for a friendly against the United States on Feb. 5, Canada Soccer announced.


January 21, 2016
ROBLES' REWARD
Source: Red Bulls GK to get raise, contract extension

Another big part of the Red Bulls' Supporters Shield winning side got his reward this week.


January 20, 2016
STAYING PUT
Red Bulls II to remain in USL Eastern Conference

The Red Bulls II will remain in the United Soccer League Eastern Conference and face three new in-conference clubs - Bethlehem Steel FC, FC Cincinnati and Orlando City B - this season.


January 19, 2016
READY TO SIGN
Red Bulls' Mike Grella close to finalizing new contract

One of the biggest pieces of the Red Bulls attack last year is locked up long-term as Mike Grella looks set to secure his Major League Soccer future shortly.


January 19, 2016
DAX TO THE MAX
Source: McCarty gets substantial raise for the next 2 seasons, earning $500K per

Dax McCarty has earned every penny of his new deal, one that makes him one of the highest paid players on the Red Bulls. Set to enter his second season as captain of the Red Bulls, his sixth year with the franchise is set to be his most lucrative.


January 19, 2016
FLORIDA SQUARED
Red Bulls to train in Sunshine State twice

The Red Bulls will make two preseason trips to Florida in preparation for the Major League Soccer season, the club announced Tuesday.


January 14, 2016
A QUARTET OF HONORS
MLS fetes Red Bulls with 4 awards; de Grandpre named Doug Hamilton executive of the year

The Red Bulls took home four awards at the MLS year-end awards ceremony on Thursday evening. Red Bulls general manager Marc de Grandpre was named Doug Hamilton executive of the year.



HE'S NO. 2
Red Bulls take defender Zach Carroll in the 2nd round

The Red Bulls Thursday choose Michigan State defender Zach Carroll in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft.


January 14, 2016
JUSTIN'S TIME
Red Bulls grab defender Bilyeu as 18th pick

The Red Bulls selected Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville defender Justin Bilyeu as the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday afternoon at the Baltimore Convention Center.


January 13, 2016
DAFTY DRAFTERS
Red Bulls/MetroStars haven't always been on target

Regardless what you call them, the Red Bulls and/or MetroStars have not always forged one of the best track records when it has come to MLS drafts, whether it be a general one, college or SuperDraft.


January 13, 2016
SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Red Bulls send United 4th-round pick to complete Kemar Lawrence trade

The Red Bulls Wednesday sent their fourth-round pick in the MLS SuperDraft to D.C. United to fulfill a conditional selection included in a trade that allowed the club to acquire left back Kemar Lawrence.


January 8, 2016
TAKING ON THE ARMADA
Meola, Jacksonville host Red Bulls Feb. 27

One of the more intriguing preseason match-ups this year will be between the Jacksonville Armada FC and the Red Bulls. It will pit Armada head coach Tony Meola against his former Major League Soccer club in Jacksonville, Fla. on Feb. 27.


January 8, 2016
CIRCLE THOSE DATES
Red Bulls home opener tickets on sale next week

Tickets for the Red Bulls home opener on Sunday, March 6 will go on sale Monday with an exclusive pre-sale offer for New York Red Bulls Red Members and Red Bull Training Programs Partners.





The Cosmos continued their wheeling and dealing relationship across league lines with the Philadelphia Union. The North American Soccer League champions announced today they had sold midfielder Walter Restrepo to the Major League Soccer club. The Cosmos also said that Philly midfielder Michael Lahoud has joined the team on loan.


January 8, 2016
RE-UPPING
Red Bulls extend McCarty, Felipe contracts to multi-year deals, re-sign Perrinelle

The Red Bulls Friday announced they signed veteran midfielders Dax McCarty and Felipe to multi-year deals and re-signed center back Damien Perrinelle.


January 7, 2016
RED BULLS SCHEDULE
Some interesting highlights

The Red Bulls and Major League Soccer announced the 2016 MLS schedule on Thursday.



FOX GETS TWO BIG ONES
Red Bulls v NYC FC to air twice nationally on network

Fox Sports will air two New York derby games this year.


January 6, 2016
KLINSMANN ON ROBLES
'You want these players to come in and make a point' so they can return for WCQ

U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is rooting for Luis Robles. Well, he is rooting for the 23 players he has called into U.S. national team training camp this month as he hopes that the Red Bulls goalkeeper and some other veteran players will stand out and make him change his plans when World Cup qualifying starts up again on March 29.


January 6, 2016
IT'S OFFICIAL
Robles, Miazga called up to U.S. training camp

It's official. Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles and Homegrown center back Matt Miazga have been called into January camp with the United States Men's National Team, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.


January 6, 2016
MILLER'S LATEST TALE
Ex-Red Bull Roy Miller signs with Saprissa

Former Red Bulls left back Roy Miller has signed Costan Rican champion Saprissa. Miller, 31, who was released by the Major League Soccer club last month, signed a three-year deal.


January 5, 2016
SEVEN YEARS LATER ...
... Robles called into USMNT, according to report

Luis Robles is getting another shot at the U.S. national team. The Major League Soccer goalkeeper of the year has been called into the national team's January training camp, Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl reported on Tuesday.


January 5, 2016
GETTING THE CALL AGAIN
Source: Miazga heading for U.S. national camp

After pledging his international future to the United States national team and earning his first senior cap in November, Matt Miazga’s national team outlook is looking bright for 2016.


December 30, 2015
9 MORE
Other players who performed at Red Bulls combine

Two weeks ago, the Red Bulls held a combine of local players, a chance to kick the tires on local college players and those with ties to the area. In an exclusive, BigAppleSoccer.com obtained a partial list of 16 players in attendance at the event.


December 29, 2015
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 2
Red Bulls earn another shield, but fail to grab the cup

The Red Bulls' year started off in controversy and ended in disappointment. Inbetween, however, they celebrated their 20th Major League Soccer season with a surprise run to the Supporters Shield before falling short of their ultimate and elusive goal -- winning MLS Cup.


December 27, 2015
GOODBYE, ALFREDO
Ex-Red Bull Pacheco killed in El Salvador

Former Red Bulls defender Alfredo Pacheco was shot to death in his native El Salvador Saturday night, according to reports emanating out of the Central American country. He was 33.


December 27, 2015
THE YEAR'S BEST NO. 4
Despite a successful 2 seasons, Mike Petke gets the sack

No one saw it coming. Heck, Mike Petke certainly did not see it coming. In a stunning move Jan. 7, Red Bull sporting director Ali Curtis sacked Petke as coach.


December 25, 2015
THE YEAR'S BEST -- NO. 6
Matt Miazga's incredible, meteoric rise

Has an American soccer player climbed the international ladder any faster than Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga? Over a period of 153 days in 2015, the Clifton, N.J. resident has played for the United States' Under-20, U-23 and full national teams.


December 23, 2015
THREE MORE
Red Bull signs Academy products Thorheim, Corboz, Thomsen as Homegrown Players

The Red Bulls have signed three academy products - Chris Thorsheim, Mael Corboz and Scott Thomsen as Homegrown Players, the club announced Wednesday.


December 22, 2015
SOME HOME COOKING
Red Bulls to open at home vs. Toronto March 6

The Red Bulls will open their 21st Major League Soccer season against Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m.


December 22, 2015
ANOTHER HOMEGROWN SIGNING
Red Bulls inks RBA product Alex Muyl

The Red Bulls Tuesday signed Red Bulls academy product and Georgetown University forward Alex Muyl as a Homegrown Player.


December 21, 2015
GOING PRO
Red Bulls sign Derrick Etienne, Brandon Allen as Homegrown Players

The Red Bulls announced Monday that the club has signed Red Bulls academy products Derrick Etienne and Brandon Allen as Homegrown Players.


December 19, 2015
16 SWEET NAMES
A partial list of college players at Red Bulls combine

The Red Bulls held a combine on Friday of college soccer players, giving a run out to several dozen potential draft picks and signees at their facility.


December 18, 2015
SOME YOUNG IDEAS
Miazga named U.S. Soccer young male player of year

Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga was voted the U.S. Soccer young male player of the year, it was announced Friday.


December 16, 2015
NO CONTACT
Source refutes report Sam talking to LA

There is no truth to reports that Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam is going to the LA Galaxy, according to a reliable source. The Galaxy reportedly held discussions on the possibility of signing Sam.


December 11, 2015
EUROPEAN BOUND?
Report: Miazga turns down Red Bulls offers

It appears that Matt Miazga has started the wheels turning to leave Red Bulls and Major League Soccer. The central defender has rejected offers on a new contract, which could very well pave the way for a move to Europe, according to Yahoo Sports.


December 11, 2015
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Matt Miazga finalist for U.S. Soccer honor

Red Bulls central defender Matt Miazga is a finalist for U.S. Soccer young male player of the year.


December 11, 2015
A FINE TIME
Grella, Tchani fined for 2nd-leg incident

Remember when Red Bulls midfielder Mike Grella and Columbus Crew forward Tony Tchani tussled in the 27th minute of the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference final series?


December 11, 2015
FROM BULLS TO STEEL
Bethlehem signs Red Bull II's Boluwatife Akinyode

Red Bulls II midfielder Boluwatife Akinyode has signed with Bethlehem Steel FC, the USL club announced Friday.


December 7, 2015
THEY'RE FREE
NYC FC's Grabavoy, Red Bulls' Reynish are free agents

New York City FC midfielder Ned Grabavoy and Red Bulls backup goalkeeper Kyle Reynish were among 26 players were are eligible for free agency in Major League Soccer.


December 7, 2015
OVERSEAS INTEREST
Report: Red Bull Academy product training with Man United; English clubs consider signing Lawrence

On the plus side, the Red Bulls have plenty of good players. On the negative side, they could wind up going elsewhere.


December 2, 2015
THEY NEED FOR SPEED(Y)
Source: Red Bulls will invite Speedy Williams to preseason training

The Red Bulls have the need, the need for speed. Or to be more precise, they have the need for Speedy Williams.


December 2, 2015
TRIMMING THE BUDGET
Red Bulls shear off $919K from salary cap -- for now

By not exercising the options of nine players Wednesday, the Red Bulls sheared off $919,270.63 from their salary cap for the 2016 season.


December 2, 2015
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Perrinelle, SWP, Reynish among 9 whose options Red Bulls won't exercise, but they could return

The Red Bulls announced Wednesday the club will not exercise team options for nine players for the 2016 Major League Soccer season, but three players could return.


December 1, 2015
HE WON'T BE RIGHT BACK
Sources: Roy Miller won't return next year; Miazga faces unique situation; Lawrence will be back

The Major League Soccer silly season is already upon Red Bulls fans, perhaps a week earlier than they had hoped. And already, the team is making moves.


December 1, 2015
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Marsch: Veron will be 'a major contributor' in the future

The best of Gonzalo Veron is yet to come, says Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch. Veron, one of two Designated Players on the club's roster, did not play much or make much of an impact in 2015.


November 30, 2015
THE DP ISSUE
Curtis: We look for good people first

If the Red Bulls are going to go out and bring in a high-priced, big-name Designated Player, then Ali Curtis isn't saying.


November 30, 2015
TRYING TO KEEP THE BAND TOGETHER
Marsch wants to bring back as much of the Supporters Shield winners as possible

Sounds like the Red Bulls won't be going through any massive changes in the offseason. Claiming that the team has "a great foundation for the future," head coach Jesse Marsch said Monday that he would like to keep as much of the 2015 Major League Soccer Supporters Shield winners together as he can.


November 30, 2015
HE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE
Curtis: Red Bulls will pick up Dax's option

Rest easy Red Bulls fans. Dax McCarty isn't going anywhere. The team captain's option for the 2016 Major League Soccer season will be picked up by the club, sporting director Ali Curtis said Monday.


November 30, 2015
TAKING A POWDER
T&T U-17 player Noah Powder training with Red Bulls

Over the past few weeks, the Red Bulls have had several academy and USL players training with the team during the MLS playoffs.


November 30, 2015
A NO-BRAINER
Curtis: Marsch will return for 2016

Jesse Marsch will be back. The MLS coach of the year not surprisingly will return for 2016. On Monday, hours after the Red Bulls were bumped from the MLS playoffs, sporting director Ali Curtis told the media that Marsch was given the thumbs up to return to the sidelines in 2016.


November 30, 2015
BACK FOR MORE?
Shaun Wright-Phillips wants a return engagement

If Shaun Wright-Phillips had his way, he will call New York his home beyond this year.


November 30, 2015
THIS MAN COULD BE A REGGAE BOY
Wright-Phillips intrigued by a possible Jamaica call-up

Jamaica may well beckon for Bradley Wright-Phillips as the English-born Red Bulls striker could well be on his way to starting his international career soon.


November 30, 2015
FLATTERED, BUT NOT READY
BWP says he's still recovering from devastating loss to think of being loaned out

The possibility of a loan hasn't crossed Bradley Wright-Phillips mind yet as the Red Bulls star forward was still feeling the aftershock of being bounced from the playoffs.


November 29, 2015
FALLING SHORT ONCE AGAIN
Red Bulls find yet another way not to reach MLS Cup

The Red Bulls' seemingly endless quest to win MLS Cup has long been littered with many failures and disappointments. On Sunday night, they added another way to miss out on the league's championship game.


November 29, 2015
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Red Bulls will be haunted by the numbers 9 and 85

Like it or not, the Red Bulls' 2015 season will be defined by two numbers -- nine and 85.


November 29, 2015
THE CAPTAIN'S TAKE
Dax on the defeat: we were 'outplayed, outworked, outcoached'

By nature, Dax McCarty isn't one to make excuses. After the Red Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs and yet another chance to reach MLS Cup, the team captain wasn't offering any as well.


November 29, 2015
GOING OUT WITH AN ABANG
19-year-old substitute gives Red Bulls a late goal, spark

It was Anatole Abang who gave the Red Bulls life in the last gasps of the second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals, 1-0 winners in the match but losers on aggregate to the Columbus Crew.


November 29, 2015
IT JUST WAS COLUMBUS' DAY
Crew cuts down the Red Bulls to size

It came to an end on Sunday night, an improbable regular season and a run through the playoffs very nearly carrying the Red Bulls to the MLS Cup.


November 29, 2015
WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR
Red Bulls fall to Columbus in conference final series, fail to reach MLS Cup again

With the prospect of hosting MLS Cup staring them in the face, the Red Bulls fell on their faces Sunday night. For the second year in a row, the Red Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference final.


November 29, 2015
TWO OF THE BEST
Robles, McCarty named to MLS Best XI

Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles and midfielder Dax McCarty were named to the MLS Best XI, it was announced Sunday night.


November 28, 2015
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Marsch wants a loud crowd before kickoff at Red Bull Arena

Jesse Marsch wants it loud on Sunday at Red Bull Arena. Really loud.


November 28, 2015
DON'T EXPECT A SHAKE-UP
Marsch believes in his system, players

Last Sunday's loss in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final might have been a bad result for the Red Bulls but head coach Jesse Marsch isn't looking to shake things up with his team one match away from MLS Cup.


November 28, 2015
ONE LOOSE TEAM
At practice, you would not have known the Red Bulls were trailing Columbus 2-0 in conference final

Their proverbial backs may be up against the proverbial wall but the Red Bulls didn't act that way during their training session on Saturday, a day before they host the Columbus Crew in the second leg of the Eastern Conference final.


November 27, 2015
THE PRESSURE WILL BE ON ...
... the Crew, not the Red Bulls, says Grella

Though the Red Bulls trail the Columbus Crew by a 2-0 count entering the second leg of Sunday's Eastern Conference final, midfielder Mike Grella feels the pressure will be on the visitors and not the hosts.


November 27, 2015
PUTTING IT INTO PERSPECTIVE
Marsch: 'There has to be urgency, but no panic'

When he talked about the Red Bulls' mighty task at hand against the Columbus Crew Sunday, head coach put things into perspective in only eight words.


November 27, 2015
NO JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT -- YET
Marsch: Red Bulls have not signed Junior Flemmings, despite what reports said

If Jamaican Junior Flemmings has signed with the Red Bulls, then it certainly is news to Jesse Marsch.


November 27, 2015
THE PENALTY PHASE
Marsch has some options if the game reaches the shootout

The Red Bulls certainly have their work cut out for themselves just to force a tie with the Columbus Crew in their Eastern Conference final series Sunday.


November 27, 2015
'THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD'
When the Metros eliminated from playoffs after second-half collapse in 3-2 series loss to Revs in 2005

The Red Bulls will have to overcome a two-goal deficit in the second leg of their Eastern Conference final series against the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena Sunday. Well, it has been done before and the team, then called the MetroStars, enjoyed a 2-0 advantage midway through the second over the New England Revolution in their conference semifinal series. That was before the Revs struck three times over the final 19 minutes to register a 3-1 win in the game and a 3-2 aggregate goal victory. It was before Major League Soccer used away goals to help determine series winners, but there is an historical context to Sunday's game.


November 27, 2015
PLAYOFF HEROES
27 players have stood out for the Red Bulls/MetroStars in the postseason through the years

They haven't had very many reasons to smile and rejoice in the postseason, but the Red Bulls have had their share of heroes in the MLS playoffs.


November 27, 2015
ROGUES GALLERY
39 players have hurt the Red Bulls the most in the playoffs

Since the Red Bulls/MetroStars have lost more games than they have won in the MLS playoffs, it is only natural that there are more villains than heroes.


November 27, 2015
PLAYOFF GOATS
17 Red Bulls players, coaches and game officials who have worn the horns after losses

We all like to play the blame game. It's never our fault. It's someone else's. That goes double in the post-season, especially when the Red Bulls/MetroStars have been involved.


November 25, 2015
TALKING (AND EATING) TURKEY
Red Bulls get together to enjoy a team Thanksgiving meal Wednesday

Advancing to the MLS Cup final would certainly be the gravy on an incredible season for the Red Bulls. Just don't expect the Red Bulls to actually enjoy Thanksgiving a day early with any actual gravy.


November 25, 2015
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Marsch doesn't know where he'll put his MLS coach of year award

In all likelihood, having won MLS coach of the year hasn't quite sunk in yet for Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch. In fact, he doesn't even know if he gets a plaque or a trophy.


November 25, 2015
LOOKING BETTER
Shaun Wright-Phillips trains for 2nd day in row

It was a good day for Shaun Wright-Phillips as the English midfielder has put together consecutive days of training in his fitness race to be ready to go for the second leg of the Eastern Conference final at Red Bull Arena Sunday.


November 25, 2015
'AN HONEST DIALOGUE'
Between Marsch and Red Bulls after Columbus loss

Jesse Marsch sat down with his Red Bulls on Tuesday and had an open and honest talk with his team, this after they lost, 2-0, at the Columbus Crew in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final Sunday.


November 25, 2015
ON THE AIR, ONLINE
Red Bulls launch new online radio channel

The Red Bulls announced Wednesday the launch of the team's new 24/7 radio channel - Red Bulls Radio - via TuneIn.


November 24, 2015
IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
Curtis hopes to have Marsch as a coach for a long time

When he interviewed Jesse Marsch for the Red Bulls head coaching position, sporting director Ali Curtis admits there was not just one thing that stuck out to him.


November 24, 2015
IN FOR TRAINING
Dynamo Academy product Sebastien Ibeagha with Red Bulls

Former Duke University and Houston Dynamo
Academy product Sebastien Ibeagha is in training with the Red Bulls this week, just days ahead of the team's second leg of the Eastern Conference final.


November 24, 2015
GREATER EXPECTATIONS
Marsch expects SWP to be available Sunday

Shaun Wright-Phillips did not dress for the Red Bulls Sunday, though head coach Jesse Marsch expects him to be ready for the second leg of the Eastern Conference series this Sunday.


November 24, 2015
SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Marsch tips his hat to Red Bulls organization after being named MLS coach of the year

Jesse Marsch is the MLS coach of the year, an honor that is well deserved for a man who defied expectations in his first year with the Red Bulls.


November 24, 2015
TOP GAFFER
Red Bulls' Marsch named MLS coach of the year

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch was voted the MLS Coach of the Year.


November 24, 2015
FOR YOUR SAFETY
New security measures at Red Bull Arena Sunday

Fans attending Sunday's sold-out Eastern Conference Championship are asked to arrive early with increased security measures in place in and around Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET between the Columbus Crew and the host Red Bulls.


November 23, 2015
MLS CUP TICKETS
For Red Bull Arena go on sale Tuesday

While it could be moot by Sunday night, the Red Bulls will start selling tickets for a potential MLS Cup at Red Bull Arena Wednesday.


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