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
Capacity25,189
ManagerHans Backe
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2009/10Eastern Conference: 1st

Overall: 3rd
Playoffs: Quarter Finals

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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]

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


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

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]

Other websites[change | change source]

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