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13 November 1:07 pm

Generosity Water Promo

Former Red Bull Jozy Altidore and his foundation have partnered up with Kyck.com and Generosity Water to help raise money in an effort to bring clean water to more than 400 people in a Haitian village.

Altidore's ties to Haiti are at the forefront, as both of his parents hail from the poverty-stricken country that continues to struggle daily with a lack of clean, drinkable water.

In conjunction with Altidore's foundation, Kyck.com will donate $1 for every person that selects to "join" their event page. The campaign runs through Wednesday, so be sure to spread the word quickly to get as much support as possible for this initiative.

Although Altidore left the Red Bulls in 2008 after two seasons with the MLS side, he has been in attendance at Red Bull Arena whenever his busy schedule allows and routinely shows his support from overseas via Twitter. He continues to find the back of the net for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in highlight-reel fashion, just as he did this past week with this finish against ADO Den Haag .

12 October 12:17 pm

The following launched on YouTube and NewYorkRedBulls.com earlier this week, but for those of you who haven't watch it yet or may have missed it, here is Thierry Henry giving his theory behind what makes a great player:

17 September 2:16 pm

It was a no-brainer.

We're not talking about Thierry Henry's decision to go straight for goal off a corner kick on Saturday night against the Columbus Crew; only a select few players on the planet possess the wherewithal to even try that, let alone pull it off. But for Henry's stunning goal to be nominated for MLS' Goal of the Week? That was a foregone conclusion.

You can help Henry win the honor for Week 28 by voting here: http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/09/17/vote-now-att-goal-week-....

If you live under a rock and haven't seen Henry's beauty yet, check it out with the rest of this week's nominees:

11 September 4:07 pm

It’s been an incredible rise for Red Bulls rookie Connor Lade this season. The New Jersey native joined the team in the offseason after coming through the Red Bulls Academy and playing collegiately at St. John’s, but coming to an MLS team rich with talent and where playing time was at a premium was a different animal. Yet in a short time Lade has done more than just show that he belongs on an MLS roster, he’s proved to be an impact player and one of the league’s bright young stars.

MLSsoccer.com is in the midst of its annual “24 Under 24”, a series that ranks the league’s top 24 players under the age of 24. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Lade came in at No. 17 on the list, which is determined by both fan voting and an expert panel of national soccer media members. The full post on Lade's selection can be found here: http://www.mlssoccer.com/24under24/news/article/2012/09/11/17-connor-lad...

Lade has become a near-automatic selection for the starting 11 by head coach Hans Backe after making his professional debut on April 14 against San Jose. Lade’s work ethic and versatility has made it almost impossible for Backe to not choose him; the 22-year-old has featured at both defense and in the midfield this year and has picked up three assists in 20 total games.

One of the top highlights of Lade’s rookie season came against the rival Philadelphia Union on July 21, when Lade assisted on both of Kenny Cooper’s goals in a 2-0 Red Bulls win. It was performances like the one vs. Philly that caught the attention of the league; recently, teammate and Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry referred to Lade as the team’s “player of the season”.

In just his first season as a Red Bull, Lade has become one of the fan favorites at Red Bull Arena. If he’s already one of the club’s top players in a so-far successful season, who knows what lies ahead for him.

To view the full list so far and to follow along as the rest of the list is unveiled, visit http://www.mlssoccer.com/24under24/2012/complete-ranking.

11 September 11:25 am

Major League Soccer released its player jersey sales for the 2012 season, and two of the Red Bulls’ players are among the league’s seven most popular shirts so far this year.

The jersey of Red Bulls captain and forward Thierry Henry is the second most sold in the league, trailing only that of Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham’s. Henry, one of the world’s most recognizable athletes who has won countless team and individual global awards, has 11 goals and leads the team in assists with eight so far this season.

Despite having joined the team and the league just a little more than a month ago, midfielder Tim Cahill cracked the top-10, as the Australian’s Red Bulls jersey checked in at seventh most popular. After a distinguished career in England with Millwall and most recently with Everton, Cahill joined the Red Bulls as their third Designated Player when he officially signed on July 26. Since then, Cahill has been a spark for New York, registering a goal and two assists throughout his first five matches. He recently scored his 25th all-time goal for the Australian National Team, ranking him second all-time on the country’s goal scoring list.

Here is the full Top-10 selling adidas MLS player jerseys on MLSgear.com / MLSgearCanada.ca / MLS club websites (March 10 – September 10, 2012):
1. David Beckham LA Galaxy
2. Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls
3. Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
4. Fredy Montero Seattle Sounders FC
5. Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United
6. Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes
7. Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls
8. Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
9. Mauro Rosales Seattle Sounders FC
10. Brian Ching Houston Dynamo

If you feel a bit left out, you can always grab some Red Bulls gear at the Bullshop here at Red Bull Arena or by visiting the official team store at http://www.mlsgear.com/shop-by-mls-team-new-york-red-bulls.html

15 August 10:56 am

Watch: The Moment - Holgersson's Second

Red Bulls defender Markus Holgersson has been named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week.

The honor comes following his performance against the Houston Dynamo, in which he tallied his second goal of the season off a great set up from Tim Cahill. Holgersson's goal stood as the game-winner, as New York exacted its revenge on the Dynamo in a 2-0 win at Red Bull Arena.

MLSsoccer.com had this to say about Holgersson's placement in the Team of the Week's back line:

"A complete performance from the Swedish center back, who remained sturdy at the back (helped by Dax McCarty, of course) and scored an easy finish that ultimately stood up as the game-winner against Houston."

The Red Bulls also had a number of honorable mentions in the mix as well, as Cahill, Connor Lade, Dax McCarty, Roy Miller and Heath Pearce all received consideration for the Starting XI.

New York's back in action Sunday when they host the Portland Timbers for a 7 PM kick off on MSG+. Get tickets now at Red Bulls Ticket Central or by calling 877.RB.SOCCER.

09 August 2:59 pm

The Red Bulls are edging closer to full health as a number of players are returning to the pitch from various injuries. Defender Heath Pearce is one of those guys, as he made his return to the lineup Friday against the Houston Dynamo. While the outcome and performance was not exactly what he and the team had in mind, Pearce is confident that the match helped him get his feet back and primed him and the rest of the Red Bulls for the perfect opportunity to reverse the outcome home at Red Bull Arena Friday night (8 PM ET, NBC Sports).

You had a chance to get back out there against Houston last week after that hamstring injury kept you out of the lineup for a few games. Obviously not the sort of outcome the team would’ve liked, but how did you feel overall?

It was a tough game for us. I thought that I played pretty poorly, but on a fitness side and stuff it was good to get out there. [Macoumba] Kandji was running at me most of the game, so it’s those types of scenarios you can’t really simulate that much in training as you can in games. So to get out there and have to naturally react and force and breakdown steps and test my body and come out tired but uninjured is an important thing for me.

Exactly one week to the day the team will have a chance to right the wrongs from last week’s performance. What will the focus be Friday night?

We gave up a goal early and that’s always tough. You play away to Houston and they haven’t lost at home and they’ve got a lot of motivation and a good crowd. And all that’s forgotten. We’re at home. We’ve got a great home record. We know what we did wrong and we expect more of ourselves and I think we’ll be prepared Friday to come and get a result.

You talked about Kandji running on you last game. How will the team look to lock him down this time around?

It’s more about focusing on our game. I think that’s something we didn’t do. I don’t think that we necessarily have been passing well. We weren’t pressing well as a team. We weren’t doing all the things right that made us good as a team. So if we can focus on those then I think we can force them to have to change their game up and make adjustments to our style as opposed to us trying to adjust to their style.

All season long there’s been a big “what if” surrounding the team. “What if” everyone was healthy. “What if” these guys had time to play together without the injuries. Now, as guys are on their way back, we may soon finally get an answer to that question.

Yeah, definitely. We’re getting close. We’ve got a lot of good players but we’ve been battling injuries all season. And that’s no excuse, but the team’s been doing well to get points anyway. The team’s coming around, we’re getting more fit and we’re excited to hopefully put our best 11 out on the field and challenge the rest of the teams in the league.

24 July 3:29 pm

Kenny Cooper may have headed in two goals against the Philadelphia Union, but Connor Lade played a big part in the action leading up to each tally.

In Coop's first goal, a header in the 43rd minute, Lade took a strong pass from Joel Lindpere and placed a nifty ball into the box that helped provide the Red Bulls with a 1-0 lead heading into the half. Then, in the 58th minute, Lade connected with Thierry Henry right outside the box, who then led Cooper in on goal for the forward's 13th of the season.

ProSoccerTalk.com took note of Lade's play, so much so that they named the rookie PST's Player of the Week:

"His precision cross turned into the first of two goals by Kenny Cooper, and the small left-sided midfielder was in the second-half sequence that led to Cooper’s second goal. Mostly, though, all that hustle and bustle was precisely what the Red Bulls needed to slog through a remarkably difficult two matches in four days in oppressive conditions."

Congrats to Lade, who is working his way onto the score sheet with signature hustle and take-no-gruff demeanor.

15 July 5:45 pm

Red Bulls midfielder Joel Lindpere was buzzing around the goal early in the match and just seemed to have it in his mind that he was going to be in attack mode all match long. In the 61st minute, the Estonian hit pay dirt when he fired one low on goal that slipped inside the post and past Seattle goalkeeper Bryan Meredith to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead:

15 July 4:51 pm

Down 1-0 after allowing an early Seattle goal in the 16th minute, the Red Bulls leveled things up in the 24th minute when newly acquired striker Sebastien Le Toux buried his first as a Red Bull: