New York Red Bulls Tickets
Red Bull New York is an American professional soccer club based in New Jersey that currently play in the Major League Soccer. The club plays their home matches at Giants Stadium located at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The club's headquarters are located in Secaucus, New Jersey. The team colors are red and white. Although the team has been in the league since its inaugural season (1996), it has gone through several name changes. The tas were originally known as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars through 1997. From the 1998 season until right before the 2006 season, was club were then known as simply the MetroStars. On March 9, 2006, it sold to Red Bull, and the name changed to Red Bull New York. The club's playing squad is referred to as the New York Red Bulls. The sale of the team has been controversial among some fans of the MetroStars, not dissimilar to the situation in Austria, where Red Bull bought SV Austria Salzburg and renamed it Red Bull Salzburg. See the MetroStars article for details on the supporters' schism.
The team has underachieved since its inception, with its best result in MLS play being the MLS Cup semifinals in 2000. In the US Open Cup, the MetroStars reached three semifinals (1997, 1998, 2000), before finally reaching their first final in 2003, losing 1-0 to the Chicago Fire. On August 26, 2000, the Metros' Clint Mathis set an MLS record by scoring five goals in a game against the Dallas Burn.
Despite their poor domestic record, the MetroStars became the first (and at this point, only) MLS team to win a trophy outside of North American soil, a 2004 victory in La Manga Cup. The MetroStars defeated Ukraine's Dynamo Kyiv 3–2 in the semifinals before edging Norway's Viking FK 1–0 in the final.
Some of the high-profile international players that played for the Metros were Roberto Donadoni, Branco, Lothar Matthäus, Mohammad Khakpour, Adolfo Valencia, and Youri Djorkaeff. The team has had its share of famous coaches as well, including Carlos Queiroz, Carlos Alberto Parreira, and Bora Milutinović. American stars Tony Meola, Tab Ramos, Tim Howard, Clint Mathis, and Eddie Pope have all played in the red and black. Currently, the team's head coach is former U.S. national team manager Bruce Arena.
The club's main rival is D.C. United, with whom they compete annually for the Atlantic Cup, a minor title instituted by the two teams' management. Other rivals are the New England Revolution and the Chicago Fire.
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