History

New York Red Bulls

1996 - present

Trophies
Supporters Shield 2013

Stadium: Red Bull Arena

Owner: Red Bull GmbH

Curent Roster

When MLS awarded New York a franchise in the league's inaugural season, the newcomer New York/New Jersey MetroStars moved quickly to cement themselves as a team worthy of the largest market in the US. Their first signing, Tab Ramos, was the first player to sign on with MLS and a veteran of the 1994 World Cup with the US national team. Hard on Ramos' heels came '94 teammate Tony Meola and AC Milan superstar Roberto Donadoni.

Despite the star power, the Metros struggled. In their first game at Giants Stadium, defender Nicola Caricola scored an own goal to give the visiting New England Revolution a 1-0 win. Whether merited or not, the MetroStars' playoff struggles in the ensuing seasons were attributed to the "Curse of Caricola," and the team's best finish came in 2000 when they lost in the playoff semifinals to the Chicago Fire.

In 2006, still lacking a major trophy, Red Bull purchased the team and gave their name to the former MetroStars. The Red Bulls made it to MLS Cup in 2008, losing to the Columbus Crew in the final, and in 2010 the club christened a new home, Red Bull Arena, to end their tenancy at the Meadowlands. The 2010 season also marked the arrival of legendary striker Thierry Henry and Mexican national team captain Rafa Marquez, but the Designated Player-duo are just the latest in a long line of high-profile players who have yet to win New York a coveted domestic title.

Notable Players

  • Bradley Wright-Phillips
  • Juan Pablo Angel
  • Giovanni Savarese
  • Tim Howard
  • Mike Petke
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Clint Mathis
  • Tab Ramos
  • Michael Bradley
  • Eddie Gaven
  • Rafa Marquez
  • Lothar Matthaus
  • Seth Stammler
  • Amado Guevara
  • Youri Djorkaeff
  • John Wolyniec
  • Roberto Donadoni
  • Tony Meola
  • Tim Ream
  • Dave Van Den Bergh
  • Jeff Parke
  • Dane Richards
  • Joel Lindpere
  • Thierry Henry
  • Tim Cahill

Coaches

  • Eddie Firmani, 1996
  • Carlos Queiroz, 1996
  • Carlos Alberto Parreira, 1997
  • Alfonso Mondelo, 1998
  • Bora Milutinovic, 1998-1999
  • Octavio Zambrano, 2000-2002
  • Bob Bradley, 2003-2005
  • Mo Johnston, 2005-2006
  • Richie Williams, 2006, 2009 (both as interim manager)
  • Bruce Arena, 2006-2007
  • Juan Carlos Osorio, 2008-2009
  • Hans Backe, 2010-2012
  • Mike Petke, 2013-present

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