January 11, 2013
FLORIDA, ARIZONA BOUND
Red Bulls reveal pre-season training schedule
HARRISON, N.J. -- The Red Bulls will train in Florida and Arizona prior to the 2013 Major League Soccer season.
|Heath Pearce and the Red Bulls will train in Bradenton, Fla. and Tucson, Ariz.
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The team will not train overeas this year.
After players report to camp on Jan. 21, the team will travel to Florida to train in Bradenton from Jan. 22-Feb. 1.
The Red Bulls will play the Columbus Crew in an exhibition match on Feb. 1.
Other matches will be confirmed at a later date.
The Red Bulls will return to the metropolitan area on Feb. 1 for a 10-day stay.
On Feb. 11, New York will head to Tucson, Ariz. for its second and final pre-season trip.
The Red Bulls will participate in the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup for the second consecutive year.
They will face MLS opponents Real Salt Lake (Feb. 13), ew England Revolution (Feb. 16) and Seattle Sounders FC (Feb. 20) before competing in either the tournamentís championship or third-place match (Feb. 23).
Times for these matches will be announced at a later date.
Red Bulls pre-season schedule
Jan. 21: Players report to camp
Jan. 22-Jan. 31: Team trains in Bradenton, FL (games TBA)
Feb. 1: Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew in Bradenton, Fla. Return to NY/NJ area.
Feb. 11: Team travels to Tucson, Ariz. for FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup
Feb. 13: Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. (time TBA)
Feb. 16: Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, AZ (time TBA)
Feb. 20: Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. (time TBA)
Feb. 23: FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup first/third-place match (time TBA)
Feb. 24: Return to NY/NJ area.
March 1: Red Bulls vs. Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field at 7:30 p.m. ET (TV: ESPN2)