Alex Muyl has entrenched himself as a fixture in the New York Red Bulls' starting lineup.
The rookie midfielder has supplanted Designated Player Gonzalo Veron in the Starting XI for nearly two months now and has shown no signs of letting his place in the lineup slip away.
There has been plenty of debate about the merits on Muyl as a starter compared with Veron. Veron's value is in his creativity and attacking flair. Muyl is more of a work horse, a hard worker who puts substance over style. While Veron was a "name signing" with an expensive transfer fee and high expectations, Muyl does the little things and does them well.
After a 73-minute weather delay interrupted the game, the Red Bulls and D.C United played to a 2-2 draw in rainy Washington D.C. on Sunday as New York extended their unbeaten streak to eight MLS games. READ MATCH RECAP
Before training on Friday, the New York Red Bulls stood arm-in-arm with members of the Special Olympics of New Jersey's Unified Team, talking about both of their matches at D.C. United this Sunday.
Omer Damari scored his first goal as a Red Bull and helped New York battle back for a 1-1 draw vs. Alianza FC Tuesday. READ MATCH RECAP
Bradley Wright-Phillips became the Red Bulls' all-time leading scorer in MLS play by netting his 58th and 59th goals in New York's 3-1 win over Montreal Saturday night.
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The Red Bulls took a 2-0 lead in the second half behind goals from Gonzalo Veron and Sean Davis, but the Galaxy tallied twice in the final 10 minutes as the teams played to a 2-2 draw Sunday in Los Angeles. READ MATCH RECAP
The New York Red Bulls are expecting a prepared, hungry opponent this Sunday evening, especially given the recent run of results from a strong Los Angeles Galaxy side.
The Galaxy sit in third place in the Western Conference, a team that dropped key points in winnable games early in the season. Yet Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch knows that his counterpart this weekend, Bruce Arena, will have his team ready to play and compete at a high level.
The evidence for this is the run of form for the Galaxy over the past two months.
The Red Bulls got their CONCACAF Champions League campaign off to a good start behind a 16th-minute own goal and second-half tallies from Alex Muyl and Sacha Kljestan, as they beat Antigua Guatemala FC, 3-0, Wednesday. READ MATCH RECAP
Bradley Wright-Phillips converted a Connor Lade cross in the 90th minute to help the Red Bulls steal a point on the road with a 2-2 draw in Chicago Sunday. With the goal, BWP became the all-time leading scorer in Red Bulls history with 63 goals in all competitions. WATCH BWP'S GAME-TYING GOAL
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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. MATCH RECAP & POST GAME REACTION
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
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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.