New York Red Bulls Schedule
The New York Red Bulls are one of the charter members of the MLS, joining the league
in 1996 as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and have also been one of the most successful and popular teams in the league
ever since. Continually fielding one of the best teams in the MLS, the New York squad is a perennial contender for the MLS
Cup championship and never fails to deliver exciting and intriguing match ups to the thousands of fans who make it out to
each and every home game. The beautiful game still has a long way to go in the United States to catch up with the popularity
it has achieved everywhere else in the world but those in the country who follow it are among the most dedicated and passionate
fans in all of sports and nowhere is this more true than in New York.
The Red Bulls are currently locked in a heated
battle at the top of the standings in the Eastern Conference of the MLS, sitting just a few points behind DC United who currently
hold the top spot in the conference. There are still five regular season home games for the Red Bulls to score some big wins
in hopes of moving up the standings before the playoffs. The first game is on September 20th against the Seattle Sounders
followed by an October 4th match up at Red Bull Arena against the Houston Dynamo. On October 19th the Columbus Crew come to
town for one of the biggest games left one the regular season schedule. The Crew are currently just a few points ahead of
New York for second place in the conference and this game could have major implications for seeding in the playoffs. The final
home game of the regular season will be on October 22nd when the Montreal Impact comes to town. This will be your last chance
to cheer on the Red Bulls and provide them with some momentum heading into the postseason and is sure to be a thrilling game.
New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer
The New York Red Bulls plays in the MLS, or Major League Soccer, which
is the premiere soccer league in the United States and Canada and is also a member of CONCACAF. Nineteen teams in the league
compete during the regular season which begins each March hoping to earn a spot in the postseason. Each team plays thirty
four regular season games with the regular season champion being awarded the Supporters' Shield. The top ten teams advance
to the playoffs with the last two teams playing in the MLS Cup in December. The first season of the MLS was in 1996 with ten
charter members of which the Columbus Crew was one. Plans for establishing the league began as far back as 1988 when U.S.
Soccer made an agreement with FIFA to have plans to get a Division I professional soccer league in place in order to be allowed
to host the 1994 World Cup. The league is granted a spot for three American teams in the CONCACAF Champions League while another
team has the chance to qualify via the U.S. Open Cup. Year after year MLS gains more fans and it stands as one of the five
major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
New York Red Bulls Rivalries
most other sports that have teams in the New England and New York area the main rival of the New York Red Bulls is the New
England Revolution. Following in the tradition of the Knicks and the Celtics and the Yankees and the Red Sox, the Revolution
and Red Bulls have some of the most fiercely fought games in the entire MLS and the games seem to take on a whole new meaning
when the two teams step on the pitch.
There are few events as exciting as seeing one top
notch soccer team compete at home against another. The players in the MLS have grown up playing the sport that they love and
are out there s much to advance the popularity of the sport in the United States. Soccer is the most popular sport in the
world and gives birth to the most fervent and dedicated fans. One step into a stadium when the local national team is playing
and you will understand what all of the fuss is about. Unrelenting action, otherworldly footwork, stunning slide tackles,
and mind blowing, acrobatic saves by goalkeepers will have you seeing exactly why soccer is referred to as "the beautiful
game." You will be chanting and singing along and barely even need to use your seat as move after move will have you jumping
up and cheering for the home team. By the time the referee blows the final whistle you will be anxiously awaiting the next
opportunity to attend a New York Red Bulls game and will find yourself an MLS and soccer fan for life.
2013 the Red Bulls won the Supporters; Shield, finally becoming the last of the original MLS teams to win a major trophy.