New York Red Bulls 2007
2007 Club by Club
Jan. 24 - Red Bull New York signs one of the greatest players in American history in Claudio Reyna. Reyna becomes the Red Bulls’ first Designated Player and was introduced in a press conference at Giants Stadium.
Jan. 29 - Red Bull New York signs veteran goalkeeper and former Dutch international Ronald Waterreus.
Feb. 1 - Red Bull New York announces that the team will train at Montclair State University for the entire 2007 MLS season in newly renovated facilities.
March 23 - Red Bull New York announces the acquisition of defender Hunter Freeman from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a 2008 third round SuperDraft pick and a 2009 fourth round supplemental draft pick.
March 30 - Red Bull New York announces that it has reacquired veteran Clint Mathis from the Colorado Rapids for a fourth round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional pick in 2009.
April 17 - Red Bull New York signs top Columbian striker Juan Pablo Angel from Aston Villa of the Premiership, using their second Designated Player slot on the Colombian star.
May 8 - Juan Pablo Angel makes a strong debut for the Red Bulls against the LA Galaxy in a 3-1 loss in the Red Bulls’ U.S. Open Cup match. He notches his first goal in a Red Bulls uniform in the game on a free kick to erase the shutout.
May 31 - In just his first month of action in a Red Bulls uniform Juan Pablo Angel receives the MLS Player of the Month award, showing fans that he will play an integral part in the Red Bulls’ offensive attack.
June 6 - Led by Juan Pablo Angel’s two goals, the Red Bulls defeat Toronto FC, in their first-ever matchup against the Canadian expansion team in front of a crowd of 20,113 at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario.
July 20 - Juan Pablo Angel receives the Honda Most Valuable Player Award in the MLS All-Star game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where the MLS All-Stars beat Celtic FC 2-0. Angel was also the leading vote getter for the All-Star Game.
Aug. 8 - Red Bull New York announces their plans to build a permanent training center in Hanover, NJ. The training grounds will include six soccer fields, a 50,000 square-foot two-story building and a one-story field house.
Aug. 18 - The Red Bulls host the Los Angeles Galaxy along with English-born International star David Beckham who signed with the Galaxy at the beginning of this year. An MLS regular-season record crowd of 66,237 shows up to Giants Stadium to see the Red Bulls knock off Beckham’s Galaxy on a late Juan Pablo Angel goal. In the game, Clint Mathis breaks the Red Bulls club record for goals in a career in all competitions with his 45th goal.
Sept. 22 - New York Red Bulls striker Juan Pablo Angel pulls into a tie with Adolfo Valencia for the club record for most goals scored in a season, set in 2000, courtesy of his game-tying goal in the 84th minute in the team’s game against the New England Revolution.
Sept. 29 - Juan Pablo Angel breaks the Red Bulls Single-season scoring record by scoring his 17th goal of the season for the Red Bulls in a 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake. He breaks the record of 16 previously held by Adolfo Valencia, which was set in 2000.
Oct. 8 - With 39 points, the Red Bulls clinch a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season by virtue of the Columbus Crew’s 3-1 loss to FC Dallas. This marks the first time since the 2004 season that the Red Bulls know they are in the playoffs before the final day of the regular season.
Nov. 3 - The Red Bulls lose, 1-0 on aggregate, to the New England Revolution, falling out of the playoffs. After a scoreless first leg, the Red Bulls went into Gillette Stadium needing a win, but injuries to Claudio Reyna (hamstring) and Juan Pablo Angel (concussion) affect the side and Taylor Twellman slots home a second half winner to put New England through.
Nov. 5 - Red Bull New York Sporting Director and head coach Bruce Arena resigns. A worldwide search for a replacement for head coach starts immediately.
Nov. 9 - Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore, who just turns 18 three days before, is called up to the U.S. men’s national team squad that faces South Africa in Johannesburg on Nov. 17. It is his first senior team call-up, after scoring nine goals for the Red Bulls in 2007.
Nov. 16 - Red Bull New York announces that it has purchased AEG‘s 50% interest in the development of Red Bull Park. Going forward, Red Bull New York will have full ownership of the project and oversee all aspects of construction and stadium management.
Nov. 17 - Juan Pablo Angel is named to the MLS Best XI.
Nov. 21 - New York trades Clint Mathis to Los Angeles for a third round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.
Dec. 18 - The Red Bulls introduce Juan Carlos Osorio as their head coach at a press conference in lower Manhattan.