Red Bulls Open Preseason Camp Mon., January 16

Team will travel to Mexico and Arizona in preparation for 2012 campaign

HARRISON, NJ (Jan. 11, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls announced their preseason travel plans leading up to the start of the 2012 MLS Regular Season. The team’s preseason tour includes stops in Mexico and Arizona before it returns to the New York area in early March ahead of its opening match of the 2012 season against FC Dallas on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 PM ET at FC Dallas Stadium (TV: NBC Sports Network).

The Red Bulls report to preseason camp on Monday, Jan. 16 at Red Bull Arena. On Monday, Jan. 30, the team departs for Riviera Maya, Mexico before returning to the New York area on Wednesday, Feb. 15. A full match schedule in Mexico will be released at a later date. The team embarks on its final trip of the preseason on Monday, Feb. 20, when it departs for Arizona to take part in the 2012 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.

New York will kick off the competition on Wednesday, Feb. 22 as it faces Real Salt Lake, and continues on Saturday, Feb. 25 against Eastern Conference rival, the New England Revolution. The Red Bulls’ third match of the tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 29 versus the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The competition concludes with the championship and third place matches on Saturday, March 3. The following day, the Red Bulls return to the New York area, concluding the preseason travel schedule.

This is the second straight year that the Red Bulls will spend preseason in both Mexico and Arizona. Please contact the Red Bulls Communications Department regarding media availability.

Below is a breakdown of the preseason schedule:

2012 New York Red Bulls Preseason Schedule
Monday, Jan. 16: Team reports to preseason camp at Red Bull Arena
Monday, Jan. 30: Team departs for Riviera Maya, Mexico
Wednesday, Feb 15: Team returns to New York area
Monday, Feb. 20: Team departs for Arizona
Wednesday, Feb. 22: Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake – Desert Cup
Saturday, Feb. 25: Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution – Desert Cup
Wednesday, Feb. 29: Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles Galaxy – Desert Cup
Saturday, March 3: Desert Cup Finals and Third Place match
Sunday, March 4: Team returns to New York area
Sunday, March 11: Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium at 3:00 PM ET (TV: NBC Sports Network)