HARRISON, N.J. — Good thing the fans didn’t show up to Red Bull Arena for this one.
An early goal from Aurélien Collin set up by a corner from United States international Graham Zusi in the 13th minute was all that was needed in a tight 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls in front of only 12,000 for the midweek game.
Armed with Major League Soccer’s highest payroll at over $12 million, the New York Red Bulls continued to show their offensive ineptitude, missing several chances to equalize...Read Full Story
The league’s first game was an eye opener, but in a good way. The Seattle Sounders, an MLS expansion team, managed to sell 32,000 tickets for their first home game against last year’s MLS Cup finalists, Red Bull New York. They also managed to make the Red Bulls look like the expansion team, by crushing them for an emphatic 3-0 win, and generally giving the fans in Seattle something to cheer about, again, and again. Freddy Montero, the Sounders’ 21 year old Colombian striker was the star of...Read Full Story
The new stadium has been built. Now the New York Red Bulls have to construct a worthy team.New York went a Major League Soccer-worst 5-19-6 last year, just one more than the MLS record for fewest wins in a season, and skidded to a 6-21-7 mark overall. Coach Juan Carlos Osorio was fired in August and his interim replacement, Richie Williams, was succeeded by former Notts County manager Hans Backe.Backe combines with sporting director Erik Soler to form a new management for a perennially...Read Full Story
Conor Chinn scored two first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Tuesday night in the opening round of Major League Soccer qualifying for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.Chinn gave the Red Bulls the lead in the 16th minute, punching in the rebound after his first attempt caromed off Philadelphia goalie Chris Seitz. The rookie forward, selected in the third round of this year's draft, scored again in the 41st minute, converting a crossing pass from Luke...Read Full Story
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