New York Red Bulls

Major League Soccer franchise in Harrison, New Jersey

The New York Red Bulls are an American soccer team. They play in Major League Soccer in Harrison, New Jersey. Until 2006, they were known as the MetroStars. Their homeground is the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

New York Red Bulls
Full nameNew York Red Bulls
Nickname(s)Red Bulls, Metro
Founded1995 (as NY/NJ MetroStars)
GroundRed Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
Capacity25,189
ManagerHans Backe
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2009/10Eastern Conference: 1st

Overall: 3rd
Playoffs: Quarter Finals

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1995 by John Werner Kluge and Stuart Subotnick, two managers for MetroMedia, under the name MetroStars. The club was a founding member of Major League Soccer. In 2006 the team was sold to the Austrian company Red Bull and renamed the New York Red Bulls. The team is the only one in the MLS which never reached a major title. There were a lot of well-known soccer players on the team from all over the world such as Roberto Donadoni, Lothar Matthäus (FIFA World Cup 1990, UEFA Champion 1980), Adolfo Valencia, Youri Djorkaeff, Amado Guevara, Juan Pablo Angel,Daniel Rodriguez, Thierry Henry, and Rafael Márquez.

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   Colombia Wilman Conde
3 DF   United States Jonathan Borrajo
4 DF   Mexico Rafael Márquez
5 DF   Sweden S. Markus Holgersson
6 MF   Finland Teemu Tainio
7 DF   Costa Rica Roy Miller
8 MF   Norway Jan Gunnar Solli
9 MF   Morocco Mehdi Ballouchy
10 MF   Guatemala Daniel Rodriguez (captain)
13 MF   United States Ryan Maduro
14 FW   France Thierry Henry (captain)
15 DF   United States Tyler Ruthven
16 DF   United States Connor Lade
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   United States Juan Agudelo
18 GK   United States Ryan Meara
19 MF   Jamaica Dane Richards


21 FW   United States Corey Hertzog
22 DF   United States Stephen Keel
24 GK   United States Jeremy Vuolo
25 MF   United States Brandon Barklage
27 FW   Colombia Jhonny Arteaga
33 FW   United States Kenny Cooper
44 MF   Iceland Victor Palsson
99 FW   Colombia José Angulo
11 MF   United States Dax McCarty

International playersEdit

Former players Tony Meola, Tab Ramos, Tim Howard, Alexi Lalas, Clint Mathis, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Claudio Reyna, Eddie Pope, and Tim Ream have all played for the U.S. national team. Current players Juan Agudelo,Daniel Rodriguez, Dax McCarty, and Kenny Cooper have also played for the USMNT.

AchievementsEdit

Head coachesEdit

GalleryEdit

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Red Bull New York at Wikimedia Commons