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Red Bull New York
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Year founded1995 (as NY/NJ MetroStars)
LeagueMajor League Soccer
NicknameNew York Red Bulls,
Metro, RBNY
StadiumGiants Stadium
CoachImage:Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Arena, 2006—
OwnerImage:Flag of Austria.svg Red Bull
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Home colors
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Away colors
First Game
Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 NY/NJ MetroStars
(Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996)
Largest Win
Red Bull New York 6–0 Real Salt Lake
(Giants Stadium; August 26, 2006)
Worst Defeat
Kansas City Wizards 6–0 MetroStars
(Arrowhead Stadium; June 20, 1999)
All-time Top Scorer
Image:Flag of Venezuela.svg Giovanni Savarese (41)
Supporter Groups
Empire Supporters Club,
RagingBullNation, First Row Idiots

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Supporters' Shield

Red Bull New York is an American professional soccer club based in New Jersey that currenty play in the Major League Soccer. The club plays their home matches at Giants Stadium located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The club's headquarters are located in Secaucus, New Jersey. The team colors are red and white.

Although the team has been in the league since its inaugural season (1996), it have gone through several name changes. The tas were originally known as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars through 1997. From the 1998 season until right before the 2006 season, was club were then known as simply the MetroStars. On March 9, 2006, it sold to Red Bull, and the name changed to Red Bull New York. The club's playing squad is referred to as the New York Red Bulls. The sale of the team has been controversial among some fans of the MetroStars, not dissimilar to the situation in Austria, where Red Bull bought SV Austria Salzburg and renamed it Red Bull Salzburg. See the MetroStars article for details on the supporters' schism.


[edit] History

MetroStars' logo 1996-2001

The team has underachieved since its inception, with its best result in MLS play being the MLS Cup semifinals in 2000. In the US Open Cup, the MetroStars reached three semifinals (1997, 1998, 2000), before finally reaching their first final in 2003, losing 1-0 to the Chicago Fire. On August 26, 2000, the Metros' Clint Mathis set an MLS record by scoring five goals in a game against the Dallas Burn.

Despite their poor domestic record, the MetroStars became the first (and at this point, only) MLS team to win a trophy outside of North American soil, a 2004 victory in La Manga Cup. The MetroStars defeated Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv 3–2 in the semifinals before edging Norway's Viking FK 1–0 in the final.

Some of the high-profile international players that played for the Metros were Roberto Donadoni, Branco, Lothar Matthäus, Mohammad Khakpour, Adolfo Valencia, and Youri Djorkaeff. The team has had its share of famous coaches as well, including Carlos Queiroz, Carlos Alberto Parreira, and Bora Milutinović. American stars Tony Meola, Tab Ramos, Tim Howard, Clint Mathis, and Eddie Pope have all played in the red and black. Currently, the team's head coach is former U.S. national team manager Bruce Arena.

The club's main rival is D.C. United, with whom they compete annually for the Atlantic Cup, a minor title instituted by the two teams' management. Other rivals are the New England Revolution and the Chicago Fire.

[edit] Stadium

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MetroStars' logo 2002-2005
The club currently plays in Giants Stadium. The stadium is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) owns Giants Stadium along with Continental Airlines Arena. Currently, the New York Red Bulls training facilities are located at Giants Stadium. Directions to the stadium can be found here.

The club is planning to move to a new soccer-specific stadium, Red Bull Park, in Harrison, New Jersey, a suburb directly across the Passaic River from Newark, in 2008. The team's old owner, Anschutz Entertainment Group, will own 50 percent of the stadium. Red Bull and AEG will be building the stadium without taxpayer money. The reported $100 million sale price for the franchise included $45 million for a stake in stadium's ownership, $25 million for the team itself, and $30 million for stadium naming rights.

[edit] Supporters

The club's oldest supporters group is the Empire Supporters Club, which was created before the team's inception. Another popular supporters group, called Raging Bull Nation, was organized prior to the 2005 season as MetroNation. The club's oldest biggest fan and media website is

[edit] Honors

[edit] Current roster

As of November 23, 2006

No. Position Player
2 Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Marvell Wynne
4 Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Carlos Mendes
6 Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Seth Stammler
7 Image:Flag of the United States.svg FW Mike Magee
9 Image:Flag of the United States.svg FW John Wolyniec
12 Image:Flag of the United States.svg MF Blake Camp
13 Image:Flag of the United States.svg MF Shawn Kuykendall
14 Image:Flag of the United States.svg MF Joe Vide
15 Image:Flag of the United States.svg MF Dema Kovalenko
16 Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Todd Dunivant
17 Image:Flag of the United States.svg FW Josmer Altidore
No. Position Player
18 Image:Flag of the United States.svg GK Jon Conway
22 Image:Flag of the United States.svg GK Michael Behonick
23 Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Jeff Parke
26 Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Taylor Graham
27 Image:Flag of France.svg MF Elie Ikangu
28 Image:Flag of the United States.svg FW Jerrod Laventure
32 Image:Flag of Austria.svg MF Markus Schopp
33 Image:Flag of the United States.svg FW David Arvizu
–– Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Eric Denton
–– Image:Flag of the United States.svg DF Tim Regan

[edit] Staff

  • Bruce Arena, Head Coach
  • John Harkes, Assistant Coach
  • Richie Williams, Assistant Coach
  • Des McAleenan, Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach
  • John Gallucci, Jr., Head Atlethic Trainer
  • Chris Campbell, Assistant Atlethic Trainer
  • Dr. Ed Decter, Team Physician
  • Shaun Oliver, Director of Team Operations
  • Craig Chmiel, Equipment Manager

[edit] Notable players

[edit] Head coaches

[edit] Team records

MLS regular season only, through 2006

[edit] Home stadiums

[edit] General managers

[edit] Ownership

[edit] Year-by-year

Year Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1996 3rd, East Quarterfinals Did not enter
1997 5th, East Did not qualify Semifinals
1998 3rd, East Quarterfinals Semifinals
1999 6th, East Did not qualify Round of 16
2000 1st, East Semifinals Semifinals
2001 2nd, East Quarterfinals Round of 32
2002 4th, East Did not qualify Quarterfinals
2003 3rd, East Quarterfinals Final
2004 3rd, East Quarterfinals Round of 16
2005 4th, East Quarterfinals Round of 16
2006 4th, East Quarterfinals Quarterfinals

[edit] All-time results

  • MLS Regular Season: 125 wins–146 losses–35 ties (as of the end of 2005 season)
  • MLS Playoffs: 6–11–2
  • US Open Cup: 12–9
  • International (2001 Copa Merconorte): 3–3
  • All-time Competitive Record: 146–169–37 (as of the end of 2005 season)

[edit] Average attendance

regular season/playoffs

  • 1996: 23,898/14,416
  • 1997: 16,899/missed playoffs
  • 1998: 16,520/11,686
  • 1999: 14,706/missed playoffs
  • 2000: 17,621/15,172
  • 2001: 20,806/12,817
  • 2002: 18,148/missed playoffs
  • 2003: 15,822/10,211
  • 2004: 17,194/11,161
  • 2005: 15,077/10,003
  • 2006: 14,570/8,630
  • All-Time: 17,957

[edit] External links

Major League Soccer 2007

Eastern Conference
Chicago Fire | Columbus Crew | D.C. United
Kansas City Wizards | New England Revolution
Red Bull New York | Toronto FC

Western Conference
C.D. Chivas USA | Colorado Rapids
FC Dallas | Houston Dynamo
Los Angeles Galaxy | Real Salt Lake

Historical teams
Miami Fusion | San Jose Earthquakes | Tampa Bay Mutiny

MLS Cup | All-Star Game | USSF | CSA | Central Division | U.S. Open Cup 
Supporter's Shield | MLS two-team Cups | Current Players | Foreign Players | MLS Drafts | MLS Stadiums

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