Category: New York Red Bulls

MLS finals preview: New York teams trying to overcome deficit

The second legs of the MLS Cup conference semi-finals are set to take place this weekend, with a number of exciting fixtures becoming do-or-die for the title hopefuls. With reigning champions Portland Timbers not making the cut, 2016 will throw up a new competition winner from the remaining eight teams. New York Red Bulls are one of the favurites according to the latest MLS betting odds, but Jesse Marsch’s men have work to do after losing the first leg of their semi 1-0 to Montreal Impact. The New Jersey outfit finished top of the Eastern Conference in the regular campaign ... Read more

MLS’s first game on FOX broadcast TV breaks 500k barrier for New York derby

Major League Soccer’s first game to air nationally on FOX broadcast television was viewed by 595,000 people. The match featured New York City against New York Red Bulls, which was shown live from 3:30-5:30pm. FOX’s live coverage of New York City versus New York Red Bulls was a first in a number of ways. It was the first-ever MLS game to air nationally on FOX broadcast television. As part of its 8-year agreement with MLS, FOX will air an additional 3 matches on its over-the-air network this season. Plus the broadcast was the first time the FOX network has featured ... Read more

Matt Miazga joins Chelsea in £3.5 million deal

US Men’s National Team defender Matt Miazga has joined Chelsea on a four-and-a-half-year contract. The transfer fee is reportedly $5 million (£3.5 million). “I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success,” said Miazga. “I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going. “I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.” SEE MORE: Who is ... Read more

Who is Matt Miazga? The background on Chelsea’s young US target.

It’s a dream come true for a young center back, particularly one that has wanted to play for a Premier League club. Competing at the highest level of soccer. Right now, New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga is on the cusp. The young American is about to make his dreams come true by accepting a move to Chelsea. But who is Matt Miazga? And how did he become a target for such a renowned club? As many supporters of the US men’s national team and Major League Soccer know, the 20-year-old is a talented player from Clifton, New Jersey, ... Read more

10 things we learned from the second legs of MLS’s conference finals

Here are the 10 things we learned from the second legs of the MLS Conference Championships. 1. The Finalists Are Set The Columbus Crew SC and Portland Timbers will contest MLS Cup 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast by ESPN. In Columbus and Portland, the league has two finalists it can be proud of. The Crew upset the New York Red Bulls in what was, save for incredible last-gasp drama, a convincing triumph. The Timbers knocked out FC Dallas thanks to a couple of stoppage time goals, set pieces, ... Read more

MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 at Columbus in the Eastern Conference semi-final opener. Aggregate winners advance to next week’s league championship match. Dallas, New York and Portland have never won the MLS crown while Columbus won only in 2008, beating the Red Bulls in the final. SEE MORE: 5 must-see soccer games on television this ... Read more

Columbus Crew blanks New York Red Bulls in MLS playoff opener

Justin Meram scored the fastest playoff goal in Major League Soccer history Sunday and the Columbus Crew blanked the New York Red Bulls 2-0 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals. US midfielder Meram’s tally after only nine seconds and Kei Kamara’s goal in the 85th minute off stellar footwork by fellow African standout Cedrick Mabwati gave the Crew a major edge entering next Sunday’s rematch at New York. The aggregate winner advances to the MLS Cup final on December 6 against the Western Conference champion, either FC Dallas or the Portland Timbers. Off the opening kickoff, Crew ... Read more

Violence erupts ahead of Red Bulls vs. NYCFC game [VIDEO]

Violence erupted this afternoon between New York Red Bulls and New York City FC supporters outside a bar in Newark, New Jersey ahead of the derby between the two MLS teams. Members of the Garden State Ultras, a group that describes itself as “a European ULTRA style of support for the NYRB,” were at their supporters’ bar, an establishment named Bello’s Pub and Grill. The bar is a 5-minute car ride from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. In eyewitness video captured by Associated Press reporter Rob Harris, sets of New York Red Bulls and New York City FC ... Read more