New York Red Bulls 2009
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Jan. 7 - Red Bulls defender Carlos Mendes signs a new contract with the team.
Jan. 13 - The Red Bulls sign Macoumba Kandji, who was on loan from the United Soccer League First Division's Atlanta Silverbacks.
Feb. 12 - The Red Bulls agree to a multi-year agreement with MSG to continue broadcasting approximately 20 home games each season.
Feb. 16 - Red Bulls Designated Player Juan Pablo Angel signs a multi-year contract extension.
Feb. 18 - Red Bulls midfielder Dane Richards signs a new multi-year contract.
March 11 - Former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder Albert Celades joins the Red Bulls.
March 17 - Red Bulls face expansion side Seattle Sounders FC to kick off the 2009 MLS Regular Season at Xbox Pitch in Seattle. New York falls, 3-0.
April 14 - Red Bulls “Top Off” Red Bull Arena, marking the completion of vertical construction. Roof panels installation begins.
May 11 - Macoumba Kandji earns MLS Player of the Week after being part of all four goals scored in the team’s 4-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes.
May 16 - The Red Bulls team played on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid during Fleet Week in NYC. The team competes in 6 v 6 matches against Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.
July 30 - Playing in their first-ever CONCACAF Champions League match against Trinidad and Tobago side, W Connection, the Red Bulls draw 2-2 in the first leg at Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago. New York goes on to lose the second leg, 2-1, at Giants Stadium on Aug. 5.
Aug. 21 - Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio resigns. The Red Bulls also announce assistant coach Richie Williams will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the 2009 season.
Oct. 14 - The installation of the Kentucky Bluegrass field begins at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
Oct. 23 - Midfielder Albert Celades announces his retirement from professional soccer.
Oct. 24 - The Red Bulls play their last match at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. In a fitting ending to a long history at Giants Stadium, the Red Bulls defeated Toronto FC, 5-0.
Oct. 27 - The final piece of sod is put into place at Red Bull Arena. On hand for the ceremony were Red Bull Managing Director Erik Stover, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Red Bulls players Juan Pablo Angel, Mike Petke, John Wolyniec and interim head coach Richie Williams.
Dec. 7 - Dietmar Beiersdorfer, head of Red Bull Global Soccer, named Erik Solér the General Manager and Sporting Director of Red Bull New York.
Dec. 11 - Red Bull New York and the BIG EAST reach an agreement to host the Conference’s finals at Red Bull Arena for three years beginning in fall 2010.