New York Red Bulls Bio
One of the founding members of the MLS, RB, was originally called the New York /New Jersey MetroStars before Red Bull took ownership and rebranded the club in 2006.
The takeover has sparked a new, more stable era at the club, and their first piece of silverware arrived in 2013 when they lifted the Supporters’ Shield. RB has won the same trophy twice since 2015 and most recently in 2018.
While several household names have turned out for the club, including Thierry Henry and Youri Djorkaeff, New York Red Bulls have become synonymous with producing their own stars in recent years. Their academy is one of the most successful breeding grounds for talent in the MLS.
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New York Red Bulls Roster 2021
- Carlos Coronel
- David Jensen
- Ryan Meara
- Luca Lewis
- Amro Tarek
- Andres Reyes
- Andrew Gutman
- Kyle Duncan
- Thomas Edwards
- Sean Nealis
- Jason Pendant
- Aaron Long
- Mandela Egbo
- John Tolkin
- Franuel Amaya
- Dru Yearwood
- Wikelman Carmona
- Omir Fernandez
- Florian Valot
- Cristian Casseres Jr
- Sean Davis
- Youba Diarra
- Daniel Royer
- Bento Estrela
- Patryk Klimala
- Cameron Harper
- Tom Barlow
- Mathias Jorgensen
Manager – Gerhard Struber
Austrian coach Gerhard Struber has been in the Red Bulls’ hotseat since October 2020, and the 44-year-old will be determined to improve on his modest 30%-win rate since taking the reins. Struber had shorts stints with English Championship club Barnsley and Wolfsberger in his homeland before moving to the MLS last year.
New York RB Star Players
Cristian Cásseres Jr
Dynamic Venezuelan midfielder Cristian Cásseres Jr has added goals to his combative game this season, and his four-goal haul for the campaign is already a joint-career best. The 21-year-old also remains one of the MLS’s best ball winners, and Cásseres Jr averages an impressive 4.1 tackles per 90 minutes in 2021.
US national team regular Aaron Long is a cornerstone defender for RB, though an Achilles injury keeps him on the sidelines. The 28-year-old – who has been capped 23 times – was named MLS Defender of the Year in 2018 and after a move to Europe failed to transpire shortly after, Long has looked settled in New York.
Brooklyn-born local hero Kyle Duncan is considered one of the MLS’s brightest prospects, and the flying right-back has been averaging an impressive 3.1 tackles and 2.3 interceptions for NYC Red Bulls in 2021. The 23-year-old won his first cap for the USMNT against El Salvador in December last year, and Duncan is expected to be a prominent figure at the international level over the next decade.
One to watch – Patryk Klimala
Polish youth international Patryk Klimala swapped Scotland and Celtic for New York and the Red Bulls in April after a sluggish start to life in the MLS. The 22-year-old is finally starting to slow flashes of his ability. Klimala has bagged two goals and four assists in just six starts for his new employers, and you get the sense that the attacker could be a real force once he fully finds his feet.
New York Red Bulls Stadium
The Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, is a 25,000-seater purpose-built soccer stadium opened in 2010. National Women’s Soccer League outfit NJ/NY Gotham FC also plays their home games there. In addition, the stadium has hosted international fixtures, concerts, and other sporting events since the ribbons were cut.
New York Red Bulls Schedule
- Jul 18 H – Inter Miami CF
- Jul 22 A – Toronto FC
- Jul 26 A – D.C. United
- Jul 31 H – New England Revolution
- Aug 5 H – FC Cincinnati
- Aug 8 A – Chicago Fire FC
- Aug 15 A – Minnesota United FC
- Aug 19 H – Columbus Crew
- Aug 22 H – New York City FC
- Aug 28 H – Chicago Fire FC
- Sep 12 H – D.C. United
- Sep 15 A – Columbus Crew
- Sep 18 A – Inter Miami CF
- Sep 26 A – New York City FC
- Sep 30 H – Philadelphia Union
- Oct 3 A – FC Cincinnati
- Oct 17 H – New York City FC
- Oct 23 A – Columbus Crew
- Oct 28 A – D.C. United
- Oct 30 H – Club de Foot Montréal
- Nov 3 H – Atlanta United FC
- Nov 7 A – Nashville SC
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New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC rivalry
New York City shook up the soccer scene in the Big Apple when they were founded in 2013 and admitted to the MLS two years later. Since then, New York Red Bulls have competed for bragging rights against their cross-city rivals in the Hudson River Derby where RB has held the upper hand.
In 16 MLS meetings and two US Cup encounters, the Red Bulls have come out on top eight times, with NYFC emerging victories on six occasions. However, the city hammered their red rivals 5-2 when they last faced off in November 2020.
New York Red Bulls Tickets
You can find all of the ticketing information for New York Red Bulls’ upcoming fixtures on the ticket information page on their official website.
Tickets for games at the Red Bull Arena typically cost between $26 and $48, depending on location within the stadium and availability.
New York Red Bulls Frequently Asked Questions
What is the capacity of Red Bull Arena?
The overall seating capacity for soccer matches at Red Bull Arena is approximately 25,000, including 30 luxury Skyboxes and 1,000 Club Seats.
Where is Red Bull Arena located?
Red Bull Arena is located near Cape May Street and Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison, New Jersey.
Does Red Bull own the New York Red Bulls?
Yes. Red Bull purchased the club in 2006.
Where are the New York Red Bulls from?
NY Red Bulls are based in Harrison New Jersey.
Who is the New York Red Bulls’ all-time top scorer?
Bradley Wright-Phillips is New York RB’s all-time top scorer. The striker scored 125 times for the club between 2013 and 2019.
Have New York Red Bulls ever won the MLS Cup?
The NY Red Bulls have never won the MLS Cup, though they have landed the Supporters’ Shield on three separate occasions.
Who has made the most appearances for New York RB?
Goalkeeper Luis Robles holds that accolade for the club 206 times in the MLS between 2012 and 2019.
Where did New York RB finish in 2020?
New York Red Bulls finished in 6th place in the Eastern Conference in 2020, and they exited the playoffs in Round 1.
Who is New York Red Bull’s manager?
Austrian Gerhard Struber is the current New York Red Bulls manager, having joined the club in October 2020.
Interesting facts about New York Red Bulls
- The Red Bulls have reached the MLS Cup final just once in 2008, where they were beaten 3-1 by the Columbus Crew. NYRB have also reached the final of the U.S. Open Cup, but they lost on each occasion in 2003 and 2017.
- In 2008, Red Bulls starlet Jozy Altidore was sold to Spanish club Villarreal CF for a U.S. record transfer fee of approximately $10m.
- Argentinean winger Kaku became New York RB’s record signing when he joined the club from Huracan in 2018 for $6.25m. Earlier this year, in February, Kaku left the MLS to sign for Al-Taawoun in Saudi Arabia.
- Newly appointed RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marschs spent three years in charge of Red Bull New York between 2015 and 2018 before he left to take the reins at RB Salzburg in Austria. Marschs was chosen to replace Bayern Munich bound Julian Nagelsmann in the Bundesliga.
New York Red Bulls Legends
New Jersey-born forged a reputation between the sticks for the MetroStars between 2008 and 2003 before Premier League giants Manchester United came calling. Howard enjoyed a superb first season at Old Trafford before a move to Everton beckoned. The elite shot-stopper enjoyed a successful career at Goodison Park before returning to the MLS with Colorado Rapids in 2016.
Another New York native, Petke kicked off his career with the club and played well over 100 times for the MetroStars between 1998 and 2002. Petke returned for a final campaign with the Red Bulls in 2009, and the legendary club man even enjoyed a stint as manager between 2012 and 2015.
2004 MLS Most Valuable Player and three-time MLS All-Star Guevara scored 32 times in 103 appearances in New York between 2003 and 2006, and the Honduran midfielder will go down as one of the finest players to ever pull on the shirt.
Juan Pablo Angel
Colombian superstar Angel notched 62 goals in only 102 run-outs for the Red Bulls, and the former Aston Villa man captained the club to their one and only MLS Cup Final appearance in 2008.
World Cup winner Thierry Henry started his MLS adventure with Red Bulls in 2010, and the prolific Frenchman scored 51 times and registered 37 assists in 122 appearances for the club. Henry became the MLS’s highest-earning player when he moved to the United States, surpassing big earner David Beckham.