7/24 - BWP & KLJESTAN POWER RED BULLS TO DOMINATING WIN OVER NYCFC
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice while Sacha Kljestan converted a penalty kick and added two assists, as the Red Bulls crushed their crosstown rival NYCFC, 4-1, Sunday at Red Bull Arena to win the season series.
Come Sunday afternoon, Luis Robles is hoping to have three points from his team’s derby match with New York City FC. He also might be holding in his arms his third child.
The Red Bulls' goalkeeper and his wife Cara are expecting a child that is due on Tuesday, another complication in what is already a stressful and packed week. Sunday’s match at Red Bull Arena is already receiving its fair share of hype, especially since the season series is split between these two sides. The Red Bulls find themselves five points behind NYCFC in the Eastern Conference standings and a victory in the third installment of the Hudson River Derby could vault them back into the race for the East lead.
New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty is not upset one bit that New York City F.C. celebrated their 2-0 derby win earlier this month with exuberance. In fact, it doesn’t matter much to him.
But following a 7-0 Red Bulls win at Yankee Stadium earlier this season, the win by NYCFC was cathartic and has helped propel them to top of the Eastern Conference. Now on Sunday at Red Bull Arena, it is the Red Bulls who could use a win given their struggles over the past month.
And in the eyes of McCarty, the Red Bulls' captain, no photo is motivation to get three points.
Sacha Kljestan scored two first-half goals, but the Union tallied twice in the second half as the Red Bulls had to settle for a 2-2 draw Sunday in Philadelphia. READ MATCH RECAP
Sacha Kljestan will represent the New York Red Bulls in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. on July 28. READ MORE
In many ways, Sacha Kljestan is an extension of Jesse Marsch on the field -- the New York Red Bulls midfielder knows and understands what his coach expects from his team. It's a relationship that goes back a decade when Kljestan was a rookie in MLS and Marsch was a veteran of the league.
Back then, Kljestan was a first-round pick of Chivas USA in 2006, his arrival at the club coinciding with the team’s best period in franchise history. It was there under head coach Bob Bradley that Kljestan would meet the team’s captain, Marsch.
Connor Lade scored his first career MLS goal in the 37th minute and Felipe put the game away with a 59th-minute free kick, as the Red Bulls ended a four-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Orlando City SC Wednesday. WATCH GAME HIGHLIGHTS & ANALYSIS
- Marsch: Red Bulls Had Full Command of Game
- Lade: Red Bulls Starting to Hit Stride
- Lade Scores First MLS Goal
- Felipe Smashes Home Free Kick
7/13 - RED BULLS INSIDER: AT HOME WITH SEAN DAVIS
On the latest episode of Red Bulls Insider, Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis takes viewers on a tour of his childhood home with the help of his parents.
Kristian Dyer looks at how Gideon Baah's long-term injury will impact the team's defense and speculates what the team might to do in the summer transfer window to help the attack.
Luis Robles recorded a clean sheet, but the Red Bulls were unable to find the back of the net as they played the Timbers to a scoreless draw at Red Bulla Arena on Sunday. MATCH RECAP & POST GAME REACTION
POST GAME VIDEO:
- McCarty Admits Frustration After Draw
- Perrinelle on Being Back With Club
- Marsch: Red Bulls Weren't Quite Good Enough
- Grella on Why Red Bulls Could Only Manage a Draw
- Wright-Phillips: It's Good to Have Perrinelle Back
Don’t rule out the New York Red Bulls spending big in the summer transfer window, this after they traded midfielder Lloyd Sam to D.C. United this week. The deal seems to preclude what might be an active few weeks for the team in the transfer market.
And perhaps, maybe, a big name player coming to Red Bull Arena. It may not happen, but the Red Bulls have the flexibility and resources to do so, contrary to popular opinion.
Kristian Dyer comments on who will start on defense on Sunday, the play of young midfielder Alex Muyl and where the Red Bulls will look to improve during the transfer window.
The Red Bulls lost to rival New York City FC for the first time in five meetings after being shut out, 2-0, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon. WATCH MARSCH'S POSTGAME REMARKS
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It was a move that was panned at the time but now, five years later, the New York Red Bulls couldn’t be more thrilled with a trade that sent Dwayne DeRosario to D.C United.
Coming the other way was an enigmatic, supposed malcontent by the name of Dax McCarty.
Despite getting a first-half goal from Mike Grella, the Red Bulls were dumped out of the US Open Cup for the second straight year by the Philadelphia Union after suffering a 2-1 loss. WATCH MATCH REPLAY & READ RECAP
The Red Bulls were seconds away from recording a road win, but Ola Kamara's stoppage-time goal in the 93rd minute denied them the three points, as New York played to a 1-1 draw with Columbus Saturday.
Stars from the worlds of sports and entertainment came together on the Lower East Side for a special pickup soccer game benefiting The Steve Nash Foundation. WATCH VIDEO
Gideon Baah opened the scoring with a goal in the sixth minute, but the Red Bulls were unable to hold on to their lead and had their four-game winning streak snapped after a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake Wednesday. WATCH GAME HIGHLIGHTS | STEVE & SHEP'S GAME ANALYSIS
Tina Cervasio learns more about Mike Grella's childhood in Glen Cove, Long Island and gets an inside look at his home life with his family in this extended version of the feature seen during the Red Bulls broadcast. WATCH FEATURE
With all the hype about the United States men's national team run to the semifinals of Copa America Centenario, lost in the team’s success (or rather perceived success) is the fact that through four games in the tournament there has been nothing really to brag about. And perhaps the "success" in this tournament is costing the Americans in terms of preparation down the road.
After practice Monday, the Red Bulls talked about the challenges of their upcoming road trip, which begins Wednesday at Real Salt Lake (9:30 PM, MSG) and continues Saturday in Columbus (7 PM, MSG). WATCH MARSCH'S COMMENTS
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Mike Grella scored in the 18th and 59th minute, and Luis Robles recorded his fourth consecutive clean sheet in a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sunday. New York is back in action Wednesday against Real Salt Lake (9:30 PM, MSG). WATCH MARSCH'S POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE
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The New York Red Bulls have extended the contract of head coach Jesse Marsch, the club announced today. Terms of the multi-year extension were not disclosed.
Marsch earned 2015 MLS Coach of the Year honors after guiding New York to the best regular season in franchise history, and an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in his first year with the club.
"Jesse is an excellent person and the perfect coach for this club," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis, who hired Marsch ahead of the 2015 season. "I am excited that we agreed on a new contract. I enjoy working with Jesse every day and he continues to have an exceptional impact on the success of our club."
The Red Bulls will be moving on to the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after Sacha Kljestan put them ahead for good with a 20th-minute penalty in a 1-0 win over the Rochester Rhinos.
On paper, the opponent should roll over and give up to the New York Red Bulls. But that’s why the game is played on grass and not on paper because anything can happen, especially when talking about the US Open Cup.
In the fourth round of the US Open Cup, the Red Bulls will travel to play the Rochester Rhinos on Wednesday in a match that is likely to be anything but easy. The 55-minute flight to play a third-division side should, in theory, see the Red Bulls win and advance to the next round.
Jesse Marsch talks about how the Red Bulls are trying to stay sharp during the break in play, the team's two big matches against Seattle and Real Salt Lake when the season resumes and how New York's focus is to maintain a high effort level.
WATCH POST-PRACTICE VIDEOS:
- Sam & Felipe Discuss Red Bulls Regaining Full Health
- Robles: Red Bulls Looking Forward to Second Half of Season
The international break couldn’t come at a worse time for Bradley Wright-Phillips with the New York Red Bulls' forward on a tear lately.
After leading the team in scoring in the last two seasons, the 31-year-old had just two goals in the first nine matches in 2016, as critics and fans questioned if he was over the hill. The striker has responded in a big way with six goals and an assist in his last five matches in a torrid stretch after a slow start.
With the Red Bulls in the middle of a three-week break for Copa America, Wright-Phillips’ goal-scoring spree is temporarily on hold.
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips was voted Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month by fans of MLSsoccer.com for the month of May of the 2016 MLS season.
The England native had one of the best months of his career scoring six goals and notching two assists in May and now sits tied for second in the Golden Boot standings with eight goals this season. READ MORE
Jesse Marsch gives his take on the Red Bulls' participation in the CONCACAF Champions League, the long international break and the improvement in form during the season.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a hat trick 27 minutes into the match, the fourth of his career, and Luis Robles recorded his third consecutive clean sheet to lead the Red Bulls to a 3-0 victory over Toronto FC Saturday at Red Bull Arena. WATCH BWP'S HAT TRICK
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See why coach Jesse Marsch and the rest of the Red Bulls are looking to slow down Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC Saturday. Live coverage gets under way at 6:30 PM on MSG.
WATCH POST-PRACTICE VIDEOS:
- Marsch: Red Bulls Must Limit Giovinco
- Kljestan: Red Bulls Have to be on the Move vs. Toronto FC
- Zizzo Comments on Red Bulls-TFC Match
- Lade Reflects on Season, Match vs. Toronto
A rivalry this is not – a rivalry has heart and only one team on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium showed up with a pulse.
The New York Red Bulls are the kings of New York, but there is more to their emphatic win Saturday over a supposed rival than just a lopsided scoreline.
The Red Bulls set a new franchise record for margin of victory with a commanding performance, as they smashed NYCFC, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. READ MATCH RECAP
WATCH POST-MATCH VIDEOS:
- BWP: Derby Win Is Massive
- McCarty: Red Bulls Put Forth A Tremendous Effort
- Red Bulls React to Thrilling Victory Over NYCFC
- Marsch on Red Bulls' Passion & Heart In Win Over NYCFC
Dax McCarty looks ahead to Saturday's match against Eastern Conference-leading NYCFC at Yankee Stadium and explains what the rivalry between the two clubs means to him. WATCH VIDEO
- Marsch: We Know What to Expect Against NYCFC
- BWP: Saturday's Match Will Be Amazing
- Grella & Felipe on Importance of Game vs. NYCFC
The Red Bulls got back on the winning track behind Mike Grella's 58th-minute goal, as they bounce back with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.
WATCH POST-MATCH VIDEOS:
- Game Highlights & Analysis
- Grella: Red Bulls Put In Total Team Effort
- Marsch: It Was a Result We Really, Really Needed
- Collin & Lade React After the Win
On the premiere of Red Bulls Insider, Jesse Marsch and Dax McCarty sat down with Tina Cervasio to discuss overcoming the slow start to the season, the character makeup of the team and the dynamics between the veterans and younger players on the squad. WATCH VIDEO
MORE VIDEO FROM THE SHOW: Feature on Goalkeeper Coach Preston Burpo
Jesse Marsch reflects on the Red Bulls' loss to D.C. United last Friday and looks ahead to Wednesday's match against the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena. WATCH VIDEO
Don't miss the debut episode of Red Bulls Insider Wednesday following coverage of the Red Bulls-Fire match on MSG!
New episodes of the show will air every month for the rest of the season.
Days later and Jesse Marsch is still wondering what went wrong in his team’s 2-0 loss on Friday night at D.C. United.
And now with a Wednesday night match against the Chicago Fire (7 PM, MSG) and then Saturday at New York City FC, the Red Bulls (3-7-1, 10 points) could turn things around in a hurry. But they have to get maximum results from these two matches.
Two first-half goals by D.C. United helped to put an end to the Red Bulls' three-game unbeaten run, as New York lost, 2-0, Friday night in Washington. READ MATCH RECAP
Bradley Wright-Phillips opened the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute, but Orlando City SC would go on to tie the game and the Red Bulls would have to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw in Orlando Friday. READ MATCH RECAP
In a trade last week with Orlando City, the New York Red Bulls obtained Aurelien Collin, a strong, physical central defender who fits perfectly on their roster. But they got much more than a center back in their deal.
They also got a fashion designer with his own clothing label. Not too bad of a trade for a fourth-round pick in next year’s MLS Super Draft.
The Red Bulls continued their revival behind goals from four different players, as they crushed FC Dallas, 4-0, at Red Bull Arena. READ MATCH RECAP
POST GAME VIDEO
- Marsch's Post-Game Press Conference
- McCarty: Red Bulls Have a Lot of Belief in One Another
- Sam: It's Coming Together
- More Post Game Reactions
A non-call in the 63rd minute of the New York Red Bulls 3-2 win on Sunday night drew the ire of Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath, who thought that his forward Cyle Larin was blatantly fouled. Moments later, the Red Bulls would equalize, the first of three goals in a 10-minute span.
Except now there's photo evidence that even if Red Bulls central defender Karl Ouimette had committed a foul on the play, a foul that likely would've been a red card and reduced New York to 10-men, Larin was offsides. So even if Ouimette had been whistled for a foul, it was on a play where Larin was offsides before the alleged foul took place.
4/24 - BWP'S TWO-GOAL EFFORT POWERS RED BULLS OVER ORLANDO CITY
Bradley Wright-Phillips tallied two goals, including scoring the game-winner, as the Red Bulls erupted in the second half for three scores in a 10-minute span, as they beat Orlando City SC, 3-2, Sunday night to snap the clubs four-match skid. WATCH MARSCH'S POST MATCH REMARKS
MORE POST MATCH VIDEO:
- BWP: The Goals Are Going to Come for Red Bulls
- McCarty: Red Bulls Have A Lot of Character
- Kljestan: Red Bulls Can Gain Confidence from Victory
- Grella: Red Bulls Need to Keep Moving Forward
Fernando Ruiz has no remembrance of how the first-ever home match in MetroStars history went down, a now infamous Nicola Caricola own-goal in the game’s final seconds dooming the club in a 1-0 loss to the New England Revolution. He was underneath Giants Stadium, somewhere inside its cavernous bowels. READ MORE
It was April 20, 1996, when the upstart NY/NJ MetroStars first-ever home match at Giants Stadium went up in smoke, a last-second own goal that New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch remembers to this day. READ MORE
Despite getting a goal from Ronald Zubar to end a 337-minute scoreless run, the Red Bulls dropped their fourth straight after suffering a 2-1 loss to the Rapids Saturday. WATCH MATCH ANALYSIS
For the fifth time in sixth matches, the Red Bulls were held off the scoreboard, as they suffered a 2-0 loss to the Earthquakes in San Jose. WATCH MATCH ANALYSIS
4/12 - RED BULLS SET TO MOVE ON FROM AMOBI OKUGO
It appears that the answer to the New York Red Bulls current needs at centerback won’t be found in Amobi Okugo. The 25-year-old Okugo, on trial with the Red Bulls for nearly two weeks, “won’t be signing with the team” a source tells MSGNetworks.com.
Despite outshooting Sporting Kansas City 22-7, the Red Bulls were shut out for the fourth time in five matches, as they suffered a 2-0 loss Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
- Red Bulls Fans Explain Story Behind Special Tifo
- Marsch Post Game: We Weren't Able to Make the Final Play
As best as he can remember, New York Red Bulls’ Chris Duvall has never started a competitive match as a center back. That could very well change this Saturday night when one of MLS's best young outside backs might be asked to slide into a central defender’s role.
With the Red Bulls down Ronald Zubar and Gideon Baah due to hamstring injuries, head coach Jesse Marsch turned to left back Kemar Lawrence last week to get the start at central defense. Lawrence left Friday night’s 1-0 loss to the New England Revolution with a knee ligament strain. It was Duvall who came into the final 25 minutes of the match to spell Lawrence and it appears likely that Duvall will get the nod Saturday night at Red Bull Arena against Sporting Kansas City (6:30 PM, MSG2).
Scoring hasn't been going according to plan for the Red Bulls this season. In three out of the first four matches, the defending Supporters’ Shield winners have been held off the scoreboard. The Red Bulls have been hit with crippling injuries on defense with Ronald Zubar, Gideon Baah and Kemar Lawrence all sidelined. Bradley Wright-Phillips has yet to find the back of the net after being one of Major League Soccer’s most prolific strikers in the last two seasons (34 goals in 66 games). READ MORE
Despite outshooting the Revolution 16-10, the Red Bulls were held scoreless for the third time this season, losing, 1-0, in New England Friday. READ GAME RECAP
3/23 - FEARLESS RED BULLS FIGHT BACK IN DRAMATIC WIN
Injury-ravaged and down 2-1 at halftime to the Houston Dynamo, the Red Bulls faced a critical moment in their 2016 campaign this past Saturday. With an 0-3 start staring the defending Supporters’ Shield holders straight in the face, coach Jesse Marsch urged his team to show resolve in the second half. READ MORE
Felipe Martins' 83rd-minute free kick finished off a two-goal night for the midfielder, as the Red Bulls came from behind for a 4-3 win over the Dynamo Saturday night.
MORE POST GAME
- Felipe: Red Bulls Put Everything Into the Second Half
- Marsch: We Rose to the Challenge
- Grella: Red Bulls Played With No Fear
3/16 - BULLS RUN: RED BULLS SEARCH FOR GOALS
Two games, no goals and five conceded. It makes for tough reading for Red Bulls fans. After being the highest scoring team in Major League Soccer last season, the defending Supporters’ Shield winners have been held scoreless in the first two games of the 2016 campaign. READ MORE
3/12 - RED BULLS SHUT OUT IN MONTREAL
The Red Bulls and Impact played a scoreless first half, but Montreal exploded for three goals in the second to defeat the Red Bulls, 3-0, Saturday in Montreal. WATCH MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
3/8 - BULLS RUN: RED BULLS HIT ROADBLOCK
In any soccer match, one would expect the team with over 60 percent possession to come away with the win. Not for the Red Bulls during their season-opener Sunday. Despite having 63 percent possession, the defending Supporters' Shield winners came up short in trying to break down a stubborn Toronto FC defense. READ MORE
3/6 - RED BULLS DROP SEASON OPENER
Sebastian Giovinco converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute and Toronto FC added another goal in stoppage time as the Red Bulls opened the 2016 season with a 2-0 loss Sunday at Red Bull Arena.
- Highlights & Analysis
- Marsch: We Need to Be Sharper
- Robles On Giovinvo's Penalty Shot
- Ronald Zubar Post Game Reaction
- Supporters' Shield Banner Raised to Rafters
Will last year's disappointment fuel the Red Bulls to greater success in 2016? Our Lucky Ngamwajasat previews the new season. Don't miss full coverage of the Red Bulls' season opener Sunday at 1 PM on MSG. READ LATEST BULLS RUN
MEET THE 2016 RED BULLS
After coming so close to the MLS Cup Final last year, the Red Bulls are primed to finish the job this season. Take a look at how the 2016 roster was constructed in this interactive timeline. MEET THE 2016 RED BULLS