New York announces 2011 preseason travel schedule
The Red Bulls announced today their preseason schedule for the upcoming 2011 MLS season. The two-month preseason includes stops in Cancun, Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Casa Grande, AZ. New York’s tour includes a match against Mexican powerhouse Chivas de Guadalajara on Feb. 15 at Omnilife Stadium.
On Feb. 4, New York will depart for Cancun, Mexico. From Cancun, the Red Bulls will travel to Guadalajara on Feb. 14 for a match on Feb. 15 against legendary club Chivas de Guadalajara with kickoff set for 8:00 PM local time. The Red Bulls last faced Chivas in a friendly in Phoenix, AZ on June 25, 2008, a 1-0 decision for New York.
The Red Bulls will return home from Mexico for a short stay before departing for Fort Lauderdale, FL on Feb. 21. The Red Bulls’ first team and reserves will face the Chicago Fire on Feb. 23, and the first team will square off against NASL side Miami FC on Feb. 26.
In March, New York will depart for Casa Grande, AZ on March 3. The first team will play fellow MLS sides Sporting Kansas City on March 4 and FC Dallas on March 7. The Red Bulls reserves will play Sporting Kansas City’s reserves on March 5 and FC Dallas’ reserves on March 7.
The team is expected to return to training at Montclair State University on March 14, leading up to the opening of the 2011 MLS season on Saturday March 19, when New York hosts Seattle Sounders FC at Red Bull Arena.
2011 Red Bulls Preseason Schedule (Times/Dates Subject to Change)
Feb. 4: Depart for Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 14: Depart for Guadalajara, Mexico
Feb. 15: Red Bulls vs. Chivas de Guadalajara at Omnilife Stadium
Feb. 16: Return to NY/NJ area
Feb. 21: Depart for Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Feb. 23: Red Bulls First Team/Reserves vs. Chicago Fire First Team/Reserves
Feb. 26: Red Bulls vs. Miami FC
Feb. 27: Return to NY/NJ area
March 3: Travel to Phoenix, AZ
March 4: Red Bulls First Team vs. Sporting Kansas City First Team
March 5: Red Bulls Reserves vs. Sporting Kansas City Reserves
March 7: Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas
March 11: Team Returns to NY/NJ area.
March 19: Red Bulls vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Red Bull Arena at 7:30 PM (MLS Season Kickoff) GET TICKETS>>