New York Red Bulls

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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
ManagerGerhard Struber
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2020/21Eastern Conference: 7th
Playoffs: 1st round

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.

History[change | change source]

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 squad[change | change source]

As of December 16, 2021
No. Pos. Player Nation
2 Defender Lucas Monzón (on loan from Danubio)     Uruguay
4 Defender Andrés Reyes      Colombia
7 Defender Tom Edwards (on loan from Stoke City)     England
8 Midfielder Frankie Amaya      United States
10 Forward Patryk Klimala (DP)     Poland
13 Goalkeeper Carlos Coronel      Brazil
15 Defender Sean Nealis      United States
16 Midfielder Dru Yearwood      England
17 Forward Cameron Harper      United States
18 Goalkeeper Ryan Meara      United States
19 Midfielder Wikelman Carmona      Venezuela
21 Midfielder Omir Fernandez (HG)     United States
23 Midfielder Cristian Cásseres      Venezuela
24 Defender Jason Pendant      France
27 Midfielder Sean Davis (HG)     United States
33 Defender Aaron Long      United States
40 Goalkeeper AJ Marcucci      United States
47 Defender John Tolkin (HG)     United States
67 Forward Omar Sowe      Gambia
74 Forward Tom Barlow      United States
91 Midfielder Bento Estrela (HG)     United States
Midfielder Lewis Morgan      Scotland
Defender Dylan Nealis      United States

Captains[change | change source]


Name Years
United States Peter Vermes 1996
United States Tony Meola 1997–1998, 2006
United States Tab Ramos 1999–2002
United States Eddie Pope 2003–2004
Honduras Amado Guevara 2005, 2006
France Youri Djorkaeff 2005–2006
United States Claudio Reyna 2007–2008
Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel 2008–2010
France Thierry Henry 2011–2014
United States Dax McCarty 2015–2016
United States Sacha Kljestan 2017
United States Luis Robles 2018–2019
United States Sean Davis 2020–2021

|align="left"|United States Aaron Long||2021–2022 |} |align="left"|United States Sean Nealis||2022–Present |}

International players[change | change source]

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.

Achievements[change | change source]

Head coaches[change | change source]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Luis Robles Selected as New York Red Bulls Captain". MLS Digital. February 21, 2018. Archived from the original on August 4, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to New York Red Bulls at Wikimedia Commons