By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 3, 2022) US Soccer Players – A new year begins, and with it, increased pressure on teams across Major League Soccer. February 26 is the earliest start ever in MLS. That means moving up all the timetables for how clubs build and prepare their squads for the season. For the New York Red Bulls, it's a new problem they need to solve as the regular season looms. . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 19, 2021) US Soccer Players - The wait for the playoffs ends on Saturday with two first-round games, one in the Eastern Conference and one in the Western Conference. Each will pit a top-three seed against a team that needed a run of good results at the tail end of the regular season just to sneak into the playoff field. There's ambition and expectation on one . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 25, 2021) US Soccer Players - If there's such a thing as a "soccer hack," in the same vein as the "life hacks" that permeate on the internet in the 21st century, then the Red Bull global soccer empire seems to have figured it out. Just three years after snagging up-and-coming American phenom Tyler Adams from the New York outpost of the energy drink's world . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 2, 2021) US Soccer Players - Something momentous happened on Sunday in Mexico. Something momentous in soccer and, for a long-siffering fan base, something momentous in their lives. Cruz Azul won a championship. If you don't know much about the history of the Mexico City club, you might not know that until Sunday, Cruz Azul was cursed. Okay, "cursed" might . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 25, 2021) US Soccer Players - It was the winter of 2017-18, and New York Red Bulls fans were abuzz. After slipping from 1st-place in the MLS Eastern Conference to 6th the previous season, their team seemed to need a jolt. A drumbeat of rumors and reports suggested that RBNY had found one in Argentina, setting the stage for a long-running transfer saga around . . .
By J Hutcherson (Nov 10, 2020) US Soccer Players - The New York Red Bulls finished sixth in the Eastern Conference, taking the final automatic playoff place and with a sizeable lead over the rest of the clubs in the play-in round. Given that the club fired a coach and shouldered significant criticism over its squad this season, it's a success of sorts. Points per game gave them the edge over three . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with the latest coaching move in Major League Soccer. The New York Red Bulls paid a release fee to hire Gerhard Struber from Championship club Barnsley. He replaces Chris Armas, let go by the club following MLS is Back. Bradley Carnell has served as the interim coach. Struber can't officially take over as coach until he gets a work visa. "I am looking forward to . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with that favorite of MLS front office euphemisms, the "parting of the ways." The New York Red Bulls announced on Friday that Chris Armas is no longer the coach of the club with assistant CJ Brown also leaving. New York isn't immediately naming an interim with Armas out after taking the job in July of 2018. “On behalf of the organization, I’d like to thank Chris for . . .
Editor's Note: Shortly after the publication of this article, Atlanta United announced that Frank de Boer is no longer the coach of the club. “On behalf of Atlanta United, I would like to thank Frank for his leadership and commitment to the club,” club president Darren Eales said. U"Frank’s guidance, the club had a strong 2019 season in both MLS and international competition. After discussing . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (May 24, 2020) US Soccer Players – This season marks the fifth year of the Hudson River derby. If not for the pandemic putting the season on hold, the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC would be preparing to play each other this coming Sunday at Yankee Stadium. A frozen schedule means looking back at the rivalry's past and it's importance to MLS. If anything, . . .