The New York Red Bulls professional soccer team has its home base in New Jersey. The team was founded in 1996, but its members have experienced a boom in popularity as soccer becomes more widely watched throughout the U.S. Currently, the Red Bulls play games as part of the Eastern Conference and stand out as one of New York's two major league soccer franchises. They've won the Supporters' Shield twice, which is a prestigious yearly award granted to the Major League Soccer team who has the best MLS record according to a point system.
The New York Red Bulls background
Developed under the name "The Empire Soccer Club." Today, the team boasts some of the most notable players in the entire league, including Juan Pablo Angel, Giovanni Savarese, Tim Howard, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Tab Ramos, who attended the World Cup in 1994 with the U.S. National Team.
In addition to notable players, the team has had a selection of notable coaches over the years, including Carlos Queiroz, Juan Carlos Osorio, Mike Petke and Eddie Firmani, the team's first coach.
New York Red Bulls' noteworthy awards
Throughout their long career, the New York Red Bulls have won many awards, both as a team and for individual players. Some of the most compelling, however, come in the form of the four MLS year-end ceremony awards the team claimed at the beginning of 2016. The awards included a Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year Award for General Manager Marc de Grandpre, a Ticketing Sales Innovation Award, presented to them on behalf of the National Sales Center, and a Social Media Activation of the Year Award.
New York Red Bulls' career milestones
One of the team's significant career milestones came in 2016 when captain Dax McCarty became the first to play 16,000 minutes on the field for the team. This was a massive breakthrough in the world of soccer and remains a record that few have beat or matched anywhere else in the game.
Beyond that milestone, the New York Red Bulls also claimed major career victories when they participated in CONCACAF's Championship League in both 2010 and 2014, and when they won the Supporters' Shield in 2013.
These praiseworthy events, combined with the numerous wins the New York Red Bulls have collected over the years, combine to earn them a position in soccer league history. These milestones also ensure that the New York Red Bulls won't fade out as a forgotten team. People who love watching The New York Red Bulls play will also enjoy seeing some of their main rivals, The New England Revolution play a game or grabbing tickets to watch a DC United game in the near future.
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