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MSG's Steve Cangialosi sat down with Red Bulls newcomer Tim Cahill Monday afternoon to discuss his recent move to New York and the challenges that await him:
Signing on the dotted line will make any player acquisition official, but to make it officially official a player has to be immortalized in the EA Sports FIFA lineup.
The gaming company did just that earlier today, when moments after Tim Cahill unveiled his new Red Bulls jersey, EA Sports released a photo of the Australian midfielder on the digital pitch.
What do you think?
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The New York Red Bulls U-14 squad defeated the East Side Academy (OR) 9-0 and the Chicago Sockers 7-0 Sunday evening to advance to the semifinals at the NPL Nationals in Chicago.
In the semis, New York posted yet another clean sheet when they defeated the Chicago Magic in a low-scoring, 1-0 affair.
The Red Bulls' Ethan Lochner scored the lone goal in New York's win, as the defense took the brunt of Chicago's attack and was quick to absorb the offensive chances.
New York and FC Dallas each posted the two best regular season record in the country this year and will now face one another in the Finals, set to kick off Tuesday afternoon in Chicago.
Best of luck to the U-14s!
Despite two big saves from goalkeeper Bill Gaudette [Watch: First Save | Second Save] and a goal from captain Thierry Henry [ Watch: Henry's Goal], the Red Bulls were unable to escape Montreal with three points Saturday night, falling to the Impact 3-1.
Henry's goal came in the 57th minute when midfielder Joel Lindpere placed a solid cross into the box that found the Frenchman primed to chip it into the mesh. The goal halved Montreal's lead to 2-1, following early second-half goals from Marco Di Vaio and Davy Arnaud.
New York would fail to find the back of net again over the final 33 minutes, instead sacrificing a third to Montreal in the 74th minute as Sanna Nyassi scored to extend Montreal's lead to 3-1 in what ultimately stood as the final.
Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty received a yellow card in the 83rd minute and will miss the next regular season match against Houston due to yellow card accumulation.
The Red Bulls return to action Tuesday when they host Tottenham at 7 PM for a friendly at Red Bull Arena.
The Barclays New York Cup Powered by Under Armour pits the New York Red Bulls against the English Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur in a July 31st match at Red Bull Arena. The 7 PM kickoff will feature the likes of international superstars such as New York's Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez, along with Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart.
To purchase tickets, visit Red Bulls Ticket Central or call 877.RB.SOCCER.
New York's next regular season match follows shortly after, as the Red Bulls head to Houston Friday, Aug. 3, for an 8 PM kickoff against the Dynamo. Watch all the action live on NBC Sports.
Joel Lindpere placed a beautiful cross into the box in the 57th minute that found the foot of a waiting Thierry Henry, as the Red Bulls captain was primed to send it into the back of the net and trim Montreal's lead to 2-1:
Bill Gaudette helped keep the match scoreless yet again when he cut down the angle and stopped a Davy Arnaud shot in the 40th minute:
Montreal's Justin Mapp charged in on goal in the 21st minute of Saturday's match in an attempt to crack a scoreless tie. New York goalkeeper Bill Gaudette wasn't about ready to let that happen:
Tottenham has announced its travel roster ahead of The Barclays New York Cup Powered by Under Armour, set to kick off from Red Bull Arena this upcoming Tuesday.
The roster is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer, Carlo Cudicini, Brad Friedel, Heurelho Gomes
Defenders: Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastien Bassong, Michael Dawson, William Gallas, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Naughton, Adam Smith, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Gareth Bale, David Bentley, Tom Carroll, Tom Huddlestone, Jermaine Jenas, Aaron Lennon, Jake Livermore, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend, Rafael van der Vaart
Forward: Harry Kane
Watch as Thierry Henry connects with Chris Wondolowski in the 21st minute of Wednesday's All-Star Game to give the All Stars a 1-0 lead over Chelsea: