1995-96 New York/New Jersey MetroStars
3rd, Eastern Conference
Giovanni Savarese, 13 G
Tab Ramos, 10 A
Tony Meola, 1.31 GAA
Tony Meola, 142 SVS
Eddie Firmani, Carlos Queiroz
Jan. 3, 1995 - Tab Ramos signs with MLS as first player in league history and joins the MetroStars.
Jan. 3, 1996 - On a snowy day at Giants Stadium, former Cosmos field boss Eddie Firmani is introduced as the first head coach of the MetroStars. The former Cosmos coach shares the spotlight with another familiar face, that of U.S. goalkeeper and World Cup Team captain Tony Meola, who joins Tab Ramos on the MetroStars‘ roster.
Feb. 4 - The Empire Radisson hotel in midtown Manhattan is the site of the MetroStars‘ biggest announcement to date. Italian international and A.C. Milan midfielder Roberto Donadoni joins the MetroStars. The twelve-year Serie A veteran is presented with the No. 7 shirt by Charlie Stillitano.
Feb. 5 - Major League Soccer holds its first player draft, where the MetroStars select Philadelphia-born defender Matt Knowles with the ninth pick. By the end of the day, there are 16 new MetroStars.
Feb. 26 - The MetroStars are involved in the first player trade in league history, dealing defender Troy Dayak to the San Jose Clash in exchange for defender Rhett Harty and a draft pick.
March 4 - The MetroStars go wheeling and dealing in Ft. Lauderdale at the league‘s first supplemental and college drafts. On a day when teams are looking for six players, the MetroStars come away with 10, including 11-year veteran of Serie A Nicola Caricola, a defender whom they select with the first supplemental pick. In the college draft, the MetroStars pick up Miles Joseph, a midfielder from Clifton Park, N.Y., and Clemson University.
March 5 - The MetroStars hold their first-ever practice session at the Giants Stadium bubble.
March 13 - Spring Training begins in Boca Raton, Florida, as some 20 players go fighting for jobs.
April 13 - History is made, as the MetroStars and the Los Angeles Galaxy meet at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, playing before 69,250 fans. The MetroStars lose, 2-1, but a star is born in the 77th minute when Venezuelan Giovanni Savarese scores the first goal in team history.
April 20 - The MetroStars kick off in Giants Stadium before 46,826 fans, who witness a thrilling, if somewhat bizarre, game that ends in defeat in the 90th minute on an own goal by Nicola Caricola. It is the lone score in a 1-0 loss to the New England Revolution.
May 4 - The MetroStars come from three goals down in a four-minute stretch to defeat the Tampa Bay Mutiny, 4-3, in a shootout for the first win in team history. Savarese ties the game with a bicycle kick in the 75th minute. Ramos nets the decisive shootout goal to the delight of the crowd.
May 16 - Giovanni Savarese scores the first hat-trick in team history, scoring all three goals in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. It is the first regulation win in team history.
May 24 - Head Coach Eddie Firmani resigns his position on the same day that the MetroStars play host to their first international opponent, Fiorentina of Italy. Argentine Gabriel Batistuta scores two goals and the Serie A giants go on to win, 4-0.
May 30 - Portuguese coaching legend Carlos Queiroz becomes the second head coach of the MetroStars.
Aug. 12 - MetroStars sign Colombian striker Antony “El Pitufo” De Avila.
Sept. 15 - Head Coach Carlos Queiroz announces he will leave at the end of the `96 season to become Head Coach of Grampus Eight of the J-League in Japan.
Sept. 24 - Peter Vermes scored in the 11th round of the shootout as the MetroStars defeat D.C. United in the opening game of the playoffs, 3-2.
Oct. 2 - MetroStars are eliminated in the playoffs in the decisive Game 3, as Rob Johnson’s foul leads to an 88th-minute penalty kick by D.C.
Oct. 19 - Roberto Donadoni is the first MetroStar to be named to the MLS Best XI.
Dec. 30 - The MetroStars announce the hiring of reigning World Cup champion coach Carlos Alberto Parreira of Brazil as head coach.
5th, Eastern Conference
Giovanni Savarese, 14 G
Miles Joseph, 10 A
Tony Meola, 1.61 GAA
Tony Meola, 149 SVS
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Feb. 2-3 - The MetroStars acquire six new players at the supplemental and college drafts in Florida, including midfielder Brian Kelly of Duke University.
March 6 - The MetroStars announce plans for a new, state-of-the-art, modular grass field for Giants Stadium.
May 9 - The San Jose Clash defeat the MetroStars, 1-0, in the first game played on the new modular grass field.
May 14 - The MetroStars play host to their first national team, as they welcome Colombia to Giants Stadium. Colombia wins 2-0.
July 30 - MetroStars sign World Cup winner Brazilian sweeper Branco.
Sept. 9 - Midfield ace Roberto Donadoni accepts an offer to return to A.C. Milan.
Sept. 25 - MetroStars lose to the Columbus Crew, 1-0, to miss the playoffs.
Nov. 6 - The MetroStars lose three players - goalkeeper Zach Thornton, midfielder Manny Lagos, and defender Andrew Lewis - to the Chicago Fire in the first MLS expansion draft.
Dec. 11 - Carlos Alberto Parreira agrees to accept the head coaching position for Saudi Arabia as they prepare their World Cup ‘98 campaign.
3rd, Eastern Conference
Giovanni Savarese, 14 G
Eduardo Hurtado, 14 A
Tony Meola, 2.00 GAA
Tony Meola, 164 SVS
Alfonso Mondelo, Bora Milutinovic
Jan. 14 - Alfonso Mondelo, formerly the head coach of the Long Island Rough Riders, is introduced as the fourth head coach in MetroStars history.
Feb. 1 - The MetroStars make defender Mike Petke their top selection (eighth overall) of the MLS College Draft.
Feb. 2 - The MetroStars are assigned 18-year-old goalkeeper Tim Howard as a Project-40 player.
Feb. 4 - The MetroStars acquire U.S. National Team defender Alexi Lalas from the New England Revolution in the first three-team trade in MLS history.
March 5 - While in Italy for preseason training, the MetroStars drop a 3-1 decision to Roberto Donadoni and A.C. Milan. Jim Rooney scores the lone Metro goal.
June 15 - Tab Ramos becomes the first MetroStar to play in the World Cup, in the USA’s 2-0 loss to Germany. He will soon be joined by Chilean Marcelo Vega.
Sept. 21 - Following a six-game losing streak, Alfonso Mondelo is relieved of his coaching duties and replaced by former U.S. and Mexico coach Bora Milutinovic.
Oct. 3 - MetroStars drop the second game of the playoffs to the Columbus Crew, 2-1 in the shootout, to end the season.
6th, Eastern Conference
Eduardo Hurtado, 7 G
Mark Chung, 7 A
Tim Howard, 1.58 GAA
Mike Ammann, 91 SVS
Bora Milutinovic, Fernando Clavijo
Jan. 20 - Forward Giovanni Savarese, along with a second-round selection in the 2000 MLS College Draft, is traded to the New England Revolution in a three-team trade that brings forward Raul Diaz Arce to the MetroStars. Diaz Arce and Chilean international midfielder Marcelo Vega are then traded to the San Jose Clash for an allocated player to be named and future considerations. Savarese departs the MetroStars as the team record-holder with 41 goals in league play, 44 in all competitions.
Jan. 28 - In one of the busiest day in team history, GM Charlie Stillitano continues the MetroStars rebuilding by trading goalkeeper Tony Meola and defender Alexi Lalas to the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for midfielder Mark Chung and goalkeeper Mike Ammann. Later in the day, the trading continues as defender Diego Sonora is dealt to D.C. United, by way of San Jose, in another three-team deal. In exchange for Sonora, the MetroStars receive United’s second and third-round selections in the 2000 MLS College Draft and San Jose’s third-round pick in the 2000 MLS College Draft.
Aug. 17 - MLS signs German superstar Lothar Matthäus and allocates him to the MetroStars for the 2000 MLS Season.
Oct. 29 - The MetroStars and head coach Bora Milutinovic mutually agree to part ways. MetroStars assistant coach Fernando Clavijo named interim head coach.
Nov. 9 - Lothar Matthäus is presented to the local media at the ESPNZone in New York City.
Nov. 29 - MetroStars name Octavio Zambrano head coach.
1st, Eastern Division
Adolfo Valencia, 16 G
Clint Mathis, 13 A
Tim Howard, 1.59 GAA
Mike Ammann, 108 SVS
Jan. 12 - 1999 MLS Executive of the Year Nick Sakiewicz, formerly of the Tampa Bay Mutiny, is appointed General Manager of the MetroStars.
Jan. 28 - MetroStars acquire U.S. national team veteran Thomas Dooley from the Columbus Crew in exchange for defender Mike Duhaney.
Feb. 6 - MetroStars select UCLA defender Steve Shak with the first overall pick in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft.
March 3 - MLS allocates Colombian International forward Adolfo “El Tren” Valencia to the MetroStars.
April 1 - Lothar Matthäus, Adolfo Valencia, and Alex Comas make their home debuts at Giants Stadium, leading the MetroStars to a 3-2 home win over defending MLS Cup champions D.C. United before a crowd of 27,322.
April 19 - Defensive midfielder Daniel Hernandez is acquired from the Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for the rights to Daniel Alvarez (2000 fourth round pick). Defender Steve Jolley is acquired from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a MetroStars second round pick in 2001.
April 22 - Mike Petke scores a 94th-minute goal in overtime to defeat D.C. United, 3-2, at RFK Stadium. The MetroStars win in their first overtime appearance.
May 13 - The final piece of the puzzle for a successful 2000 season is acquired after the MetroStars draft striker Clint Mathis with the first selection in the MLS dispersal draft. Mathis went on to collect 39 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 21 games with the MetroStars.
Aug. 26 - Clint Mathis sets two MLS records by scoring five goals and totaling 10 points in a 6-4 road win at Dallas. The team also clinches the Eastern Division Title for the first trophy in club history.
Sept. 5 - Adolfo Valencia scores his team-record 16th goal in league play in a 2-1 win against Miami.
Sept. 15 - Adolfo Valencia scores a goal in the final moments of overtime to defeat the Dallas Burn, 2-1, in Game 1 of the playoff quarterfinals at Giants Stadium.
Sept. 20 - Clint Mathis scores both goals in a 2-1 road win at Dallas to sweep the Burn in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs (2-0). The MetroStars advance to the Eastern Conference Championship for the first time in team history.
Oct. 6 - Ante Razov’s 88th-minute goal at Soldier Field in Chicago eliminates the MetroStars from the playoffs in a 3-2 loss. The Fire takes two of the three games in the semifinal series.
Oct. 13 - Nick Sakiewicz wins the MLS Executive of the Year award for the second consecutive year just 10 months after being appointed general manager. He won the award the previous season with the Tampa Bay Mutiny.
Oct. 14 - Clint Mathis is named to the MLS Best XI. He is also a finalist for the MLS MVP Award.
2nd, Eastern Division
MLS Goalkeeper of the Year: Tim Howard
Rookie of the Year: Rodrigo Faria
Rodrigo Faria, 8 G
Daniel Hernandez, 7 A
Tim Howard, 1.33 GAA
Tim Howard, 146 SVS
Feb. 4 - The team selects unknown forward Rodrigo Faria from the reserve team MetroStars Black with the #13 pick overall in the 2001 SuperDraft.
March 28 - Clint Mathis scores on a free kick in the 87th minute to give the U.S. a dramatic 2-1 road win at Honduras in World Cup qualifying.
May 5 - The MetroStars score three goals in the game’s last 11 minutes to come back and defeat D.C. United, 3-2, at Giants Stadium.
May 26 - The MetroStars defeat UEFA Champions League winners Bayern Munich, 2-0 in a friendly at Giants Stadium.
June 5 - Clint Mathis suffers a torn ACL during a U.S. National Team practice in Columbus, OH. He misses the remainder of the season.
June 16 - Mike Petke breaks the team record for minutes played (Tony Meola 8,100) after recording 100 minutes in a scoreless home draw against the San Jose Clash. Petke, who set the record in the 73rd minute, finishes the game with 8,126 career minutes.
Sept. 29 - The MetroStars lose Game 3 of the MLS Cup semifinals and then the overtime minigame, 4-2 on aggregate, to be eliminated from the playoffs by the LA Galaxy.
Oct. 15 - Fans in online voting on the league’s official website name Clint Mathis as the recipient of the 2001 Goal of the Year with his April 28, 60-yard run against the Dallas Burn at Giants Stadium. Tim Howard is selected as the 2001 New York Life MLS Humanitarian of the Year.
Oct. 16 - Tim Howard, in his first year as a starter, is selected as the 2001 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
Oct. 17 - The Copa Merconorte game between the MetroStars and Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara at Giants Stadium is canceled, after Chivas players and coaches inform the MetroStars they would not travel to the New York area to play. MetroStars win by a 2-0 forfeit.
Oct. 17 - Rodrigo Faria is selected as the 2001 Rookie of the Year.
Oct. 28 - The MetroStars, D.C. United, New York Power, and Washington Freedom host first of two benefit doubleheaders dubbed “The Unity Games” to aid victims of the September 11 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. The two doubleheaders (the second one was held Nov. 3 at RFK Stadium in Washington) raised over $250,000.
Nov. 12 - Tim Howard is named to the Board of Directors of the Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey (TSANJ).
Nov. 21 - Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) acquires the MetroStars from Metromedia Company.
4th, Eastern Conference
Rodrigo Faria, 12 G
Andy Williams, 13 A
Tim Howard, 1.61 GAA
Tim Howard, 140 SVS
May 24 - The largest trade (six players) in league history takes place when the MetroStars acquire forward Mamadou Diallo, midfielder Andy Williams and defender Ted Chronopoulos from the New England Revolution in exchange for forward Diego Serna and midfielders/defenders Daniel Hernandez and Brian Kamler.
June 11 - Clint Mathis scores the lone goal against South Korea to forge a crucial 1-1 tie during a Group D first-round match of the 2002 World Cup.
June 15 - The MetroStars defeat the LA Galaxy, 5-0, behind four goals from Mamadou Diallo for the biggest victory margin in team history.
Sept. 12 - Tab Ramos plays what turns out to be his final career match at Giants Stadium in a 1-0 loss to D.C. United.
Sept. 21 - MetroStars lose to New England, 3-0, and are denied a playoff berth a day later when the Chicago Fire beat the Columbus Crew.
Oct. 8 - The MetroStars announce that Octavio Zambrano has been relieved of his head coaching duties.
Oct. 14 - MetroStars defender Steve Jolley is named the 2002 United States Soccer Foundation MLS Humanitarian of the Year.
Oct. 19 - MetroStars GK Tim Howard is voted to the MLS 2002 Best XI, marking the second straight year he has received the honor. Tab Ramos is also named the recipient of the 2002 Commissioner’s Award.
Oct. 21 - Bob Bradley leaves the Chicago Fire to become the seventh head coach in MetroStars history. In return for the right to sign Bradley from the Fire, the MetroStars send F Rodrigo Faria and a conditional 2004 MLS SuperDraft pick (the MetroStars choice of at least the 12th overall pick or a higher pick) to Chicago as compensation.
Dec. 16 - Scottish legend Mo Johnston, a veteran of 15 years of top-level European club soccer as well as a driving force in leading the Kansas City Wizards to the 2000 MLS Cup championship, is named as an assistant coach by Bob Bradley.
Dec. 23 - In a blockbuster trade with D.C. United, the team acquires defender Eddie Pope, forward Jaime Moreno, and midfielder Richie Williams from D.C. United in exchange for defender Mike Petke, the fifth pick overall in the 2003 SuperDraft, and an allocation.
3rd, Eastern Conference
Clint Mathis, 9 G
Mark Lisi, 11 A
Jonny Walker, 0.95 GAA
Tim Howard, 74 SVS
Jan. 18 - The team drafts seven new players during the 2003 SuperDraft in Kansas City to immediately inject a fusion of young talent onto the 2003 preseason roster.
April 11 - The MetroStars acquire Honduran National Team midfielder Amado Guevara as an allocation and sign him to a multi-year contract.
June 14 - New Jersey native and MetroStars midfielder/forward Eddie Gaven (16 years, 232 days) becomes the youngest player in club history and the second youngest player in league history to appear in an MLS regular season game, when he started in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Fire at Giants Stadium.
July 5 - At 16 years, 253 days, MetroStars midfielder/forward Eddie Gaven becomes the youngest player in team history, and the second youngest in league history, to score a goal. Mike Magee, who was 18 years, 236 days old when he tallied his first score, held the previous MetroStars record for youngest goal scorer. Magee’s goal came on April 26, 2003, in a 1-0 win at the Columbus Crew. In a quirk, Gaven also becomes the youngest goalkeeper in league history, as he plays a minute in goal during overtime.
July 14 - MetroStars goalkeeper Tim Howard is transferred to English Premier League club Manchester United. Howard ends his Metro career with a record of 37-36-11, a 1.46 goals against average, and 15 shutouts in 85 games. The MetroStars acquire goalkeeper Jonny Walker to replace Howard. The Chilean First Division standout joins the Metros after a successful career with Universidad Catolica, Colo Colo, and Huachipato.
Sept. 20 - In overtime, John Wolyniec scores off a 50-yard pass by Amado Guevara as the MetroStars defeat Columbus 1-0. The goal will be named runner-up for MLS Goal of the Year.
Oct. 1 - The MetroStars reach their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final with late-game heroics, defeating rival D.C. United at Rutgers University, 3-2. John Wolyniec plays the hero as he deflects a Ricardo Clark shot in the 88th minute, which sends the MetroStars to the final against the Chicago Fire at Giants Stadium on Oct. 15. Amado Guevara contributes two goals to help push the Metros to its first final in team history.
Oct. 15 - In a physical battle between two familiar rivals, a second half goal by rookie forward Damani Ralph is all the Chicago Fire would need to earn a 1-0 victory over the MetroStars and the championship of the 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Giants Stadium. The final is the first the Metros have qualified for in team history.
Nov. 9 - The MetroStars are eliminated from the playoffs by the New England Revolution, after losing 2-0 and tying 1-1.
Nov. 22 - At the 2003 MLS Gala Awards Ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, MetroStars captain Eddie Pope is named to the 2003 MLS Best XI.
3rd, Eastern Conference
MLS Most Valuable Player: Amado Guevara
MLS Scoring Co-Champion: Amado Guevara
Amado Guevara and John Wolyniec, 10 G
Amado Guevara, 10 A
Jonny Walker, 1.61 GAA
Tim Howard, 99 SVS
Jan. 16 - The MetroStars select six players in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC: Seth Stammler, Zach Wells, Olivier Occean, Michael Bradley, Johnny David, and Jeff Parke.
Jan. 22 - MetroStars forward Clint Mathis signs a contract with German Bundesliga club Hanover 96 after spending the previous four seasons with the “Red and Black.“ Mathis ends his Metro career playing in 67 games (66 starts), scoring 33 goals and 21 assists for 87 points for second in scoring in team history.
March 5 - The Metros capture the 2004 La Manga Cup with a 1-0 victory over Viking FK of Stavanger, Norway at La Manga Club Resort in La Manga, Murcia, Spain. Rookie defender Jeff Parke scored the game-winner in the 27th minute to earn the Metros the preseason trophy. Veteran midfielder Amado Guevara earned Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Metros to the title and a 3-1-0 record in the tournament. To start the tournament, the MetroStars dropped a 1-0 result to Viking on February 25, 2004 in Group A. The “Red and Black” thumped FK Bodø/Glimt, 3-1, courtesy of two goals by Joselito Vaca, to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, the Metros defeated Ukrainian powerhouse Dynamo Kyiv, 3-2, to advance to the final.
March 26 - The MetroStars acquire Argentine forward Sergio Galvan Rey with an allocation from Colombian club Once Caldas.
July 31 - MetroStars Eddie Gaven, Amado Guevara and Eddie Pope were starters for the Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game at Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium. While Pope is an All-Star veteran, being named in eight consecutive midseason classics, Gaven is the youngest player in history to be voted in as an All-Star starter and becomes the second youngest player to appear in the history of the event. In addition, Guevara captures the game’s MVP with two goals and one assist.
Sept. 14 - MetroStars forward Amado Guevara, along with other Hispanic MLS players, was honored by President George W. Bush at the White House in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Oct. 30 - MetroStars eliminated from 2004 MLS Cup Playoffs by D.C. United on aggregate, 0-4.
Nov. 11 - MetroStars midfielder Amado Guevara named 2004 MLS MVP.
Nov. 12 - MetroStars defender Eddie Pope named 2004 Fair Play Award winner. Midfielders Eddie Gaven, Amado Guevara and defender Eddie Pope named to the 2004 MLS Best XI.
Nov. 19 - MetroStars midfielder Pablo Brenes and defender Craig Ziadie selected in the 2004 MLS Expansion Draft, by Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA, respectively.
Dec. 10 - MetroStars acquire defender Jeff Agoos from San Jose in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.
4th, Eastern Conference
Amado Guevara, 11 G
Amado Guevara, 11 A
Zach Wells, 1.24 GAA
Tony Meola, 83 SVS
Bob Bradley, Mo Johnston
Jan. 14 - MetroStars have a busy 2005 MLS SuperDraft Day. They execute three trades, first sending Cornell Glen to FC Dallas in exchange for the 12th overall selection in the 2005 draft, then sending midfielder Ricardo Clark to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a portion of an allocation, and finally sending their natural second round pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft to Real Salt Lake for a Youth International Slot. The Metros then select defender Tim Ward with the 12th overall selection and Chris Corcoran with the 25th overall pick.
Feb. 1 - MetroStars trade veteran defender Eddie Pope to Real Salt Lake in exchange for future considerations.
Feb. 18 - MetroStars acquire World Cup Champion and French International Youri Djorkaeff via allocation.
June 7 - MetroStars acquire forward Ante Razov from the Columbus Crew in exchange for forward John Wolyniec and a portion of an allocation.
June 13 - AEG announces that they have promoted Nick Sakiewicz to President of AEG NY Metro, and have named Alexi Lalas President and General Manager of the MetroStars.
June 30 - MetroStars claim four-time World Cup goalkeeper, Kearny, N.J., native and former MetroStar Tony Meola off waivers.
Aug. 4 - AEG and the MetroStars announce that an agreement has been reached between the MetroStars, AEG, the Town of Harrison, Hudson County and the State of New Jersey to bring a new 20,000-seat stadium and entertainment complex to Harrison, N.J., to serve as the home of Major League Soccer’s MetroStars. The new soccer stadium is the highest-profile project within the redevelopment of the historic Harrison waterfront, one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in recent state history.
Oct. 4 - MetroStars announce that Bob Bradley has been relieved of his Head Coaching responsibilities and that Mo Johnston has been named interim head coach.
Oct. 16 - MetroStars clinch a playoff berth for the third consecutive year with a 2-0 win over Chivas USA.
Oct. 19 - The MetroStars name Mo Johnston head coach.
Oct. 29 - The MetroStars lose to the New England Revolution, 3-1, to drop the playoff series 3-2 on aggregate.
Nov. 11 - Tony Meola, who spent four seasons with the MetroStars (1996-98, 2005), and Jeff Agoos, who spent one (2005), are named to the MLS All-Time Best XI.
4th, Eastern Conference
Amado Guevara, 8 G
Amado Guevara and Seth Stammler, 5 A
Jon Conway, 1.00 GAA
Tony Meola, 91 SVS
Mo Johnston, Richie Williams, Bruce Arena
Jan. 20 - New York trades the No. 5 pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, along with defender Jason Hernandez, to Chivas USA for the rights to the No.1 overall selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. Subsequently, New York drafts UCLA defender Marvell Wynne with the first overall pick. New York also acquires forward Jozy Altidore (17th overall) and midfielder Blake Camp (41st overall) in later rounds.
March 9 - Red Bull Company GmbH, producer of Red Bull Energy Drink, finalize an agreement with Major League Soccer to purchase the MetroStars from AEG and rename the team the “New York Red Bulls.”
April 2 - In the inaugural match as the New York Red Bulls, the Red Bulls tie D.C. United 2-2 at RFK stadium in Washington D.C. Youri Djorkaeff scored the first goal in Red Bulls history on a brilliant free kick from 30 yards out.
April 8 - Over 35,000 fans come to Giants Stadium to see the first home outing for the Red Bulls against the New England Revolution. With Shakira and Wyclef Jean performing at halftime, the game resulted in a scoreless tie.
April 20 - Marc de Grandpre is named Managing Director of Red Bull New York. In this role, de Grandpre will oversee all business and commercial aspects of the organization. He had been with Red Bull North America for more than seven years as the Director of Field Marketing where he oversaw all marketing activities for the company‘s East region.
May 20 - New York Red Bulls forward Jean Philippe Peguero scores a hat trick in a 5-4 win over Chivas USA.
May 27 - The Red Bulls defeat Bayern Munich, reigning champions of the German Bundesliga, 4-2, in an international friendly.
June 27 - Mo Johnston is relieved of his head coaching duties. Assistant coach Richie Williams was named interim coach and would serve in that position for six weeks. The Red Bulls also acquire defender Todd Dunivant from the LA Galaxy for a partial allocation.
July 18 - Red Bull New York hires former U.S. Men’s National Team Manager Bruce Arena. Arena, the most successful coach in U.S. Men’s Soccer history, will serve as the team’s Sporting Director and Head Coach. Before his eight-year tenure with the national team, Arena was the head coach for D.C. United, leading them to the MLS Cup in 1996 and 1997, and head coach at the University of Virginia, where he led the Cavaliers to five national titles.
July 31 - Former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder John Harkes is named assistant coach. Harkes played under Arena at the University of Virginia from 1985-87 and was a part of both Arena-coached MLS Cup Championship teams.
Aug. 10 - Red Bull New York acquires the rights to midfielder Dema Kovalenko and midfielder Shawn Kuykendall from D.C. United for a partial allocation.
Aug. 12 - Head coach Bruce Arena makes his debut with the Red Bulls against two-time reigning FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho and his club FC Barcelona, champions of the Spanish La Liga, in a 4-1 loss. The game marked the largest crowd for both a New York and MLS game at Giants Stadium (79,002).
Aug. 17 - Forward John Wolyniec joins Red Bull New York from the LA Galaxy, for his fourth stint with the organization in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in 2007 and a second round draft pick in 2008. Wolyniec contributes quickly, scoring a goal in each of his first three starts as a Red Bull in 2006.
Aug. 26 - Led by Edson Buddle’s hat trick, the Red Bulls defeat Real Salt Lake, 6-0, racking up numerous team and MLS records. All six goals were scored in the second half, tying the MLS record for goals in a half. New York scored the fastest six goals in MLS history (32 minutes). The game also marked the first win for Arena as the team’s head coach and Sporting Director.
Sept. 16 - A stunning 30-yard strike in the 83rd minute by 16-year-old rookie Jozy Altidore helps give the Red Bulls a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew at Giants Stadium. Altidore becomes the fourth-youngest player to find the back of the net in MLS history.
Sept. 19 - Red Bull New York and AEG break ground on its new stadium, Red Bull Park, in Harrison, N.J. Several politicians and dignitaries in attendance celebrate the 25,000-seat soccer-specific venue, which is deemed to open in 2008.
Oct. 14 - Needing a win and only a win to clinch the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, an Amado Guevara hat trick helps the Red Bulls defeat the Kansas City Wizards, 3-2, at Giants Stadium in front of 19,780, punching New York’s ticket into the postseason. For Guevara, New York’s captain, it is his third career hat trick.
Oct. 29 - Despite a goal by Jozy Altidore, who becomes the youngest player in league history to score in the playoffs, the Red Bulls fall in a close, 2-1 decision to D.C. United in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.
Nov. 27 - Red Bull New York announces that it traded midfielder Amado Guevara to Chivas USA in exchange for a second designated player slot and a third round draft pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. The Red Bulls become the first team to have two designated player slots.
Nov. 30 - Red Bulls Jozy Altidore, Jerrod Laventure and Seth Stammler travel down to the Caribbean nation of Haiti in partnership with hip hop musician Wyclef Jean’s movement, Yéle Haiti, for a six-day service trip. The players donated a substantial amount of equipment and apparel, conducted a number of soccer clinics and visited several other Yéle Haiti initiatives.
3rd, Eastern Conference
Juan Pablo Angel, 19 G
Dave van den Bergh, 8 A
Jon Conway, 1.10 GAA
Ronald Waterreus, 59 SVS
Jan. 12 - Red Bull New York drafts midfielders Dane Richards and Sinisa Ubiparipovic in the SuperDraft.
Jan. 24 - Red Bull New York signs one of the greatest players in American history in Claudio Reyna. Reyna becomes the Red Bulls’ first Designated Player and was introduced in a press conference at Giants Stadium.
Jan. 29 - Red Bull New York signs veteran goalkeeper and former Dutch international Ronald Waterreus.
Feb. 1 - Red Bull New York announces that the team will train at Montclair State University for the entire 2007 MLS season in newly renovated facilities.
March 23 - Red Bull New York announces the acquisition of defender Hunter Freeman from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a 2008 third round SuperDraft pick and a 2009 fourth round supplemental draft pick.
March 30 - New York announces that it has reacquired veteran Clint Mathis from the Colorado Rapids for a fourth round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional pick in 2009.
April 17 - Red Bull New York signs top Columbian striker Juan Pablo Angel from Aston Villa of the Premiership, using their second Designated Player slot on the Colombian star.
May 8 - Juan Pablo Angel makes a strong debut for the Red Bulls against the LA Galaxy in a 3-1 loss in the Red Bulls’ U.S. Open Cup match. He notches his first goal in a Red Bulls uniform in the game on a free kick to erase the shutout.
May 31 - In just his first month of action in a Red Bulls uniform Juan Pablo Angel receives the MLS Player of the Month award, showing fans that he will play an integral part in the Red Bulls’ offensive attack.
June 6 - Led by Juan Pablo Angel’s two goals, the Red Bulls defeat Toronto FC, in their first-ever matchup against the Canadian expansion team in front of a crowd of 20,113 at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario.
July 20 - Juan Pablo Angel receives the Most Valuable Player Award in the MLS All-Star game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, where the MLS All-Stars beat Celtic FC 2-0. Angel was also the leading vote getter for the All-Star Game.
Aug. 8 - Red Bull New York announces their plans to build a permanent training center in East Hanover, N.J. The training grounds will include six soccer fields, a 50,000 square-foot two-story building and a one-story field house.
Aug. 18 - The Red Bulls host the LA Galaxy along with English-born International star David Beckham who signed with the Galaxy at the beginning of this year. An MLS regular-season record crowd of 66,237 shows up to Giants Stadium to see the Red Bulls knock off Beckham’s Galaxy on a late Juan Pablo Angel goal, 5-4. In the game, Clint Mathis breaks the Red Bulls club record for goals in a career in all competitions with his 45th goal.
Sept. 22 - New York Red Bulls striker Juan Pablo Angel pulls into a tie with Adolfo Valencia for the club record for most goals scored in a season, set in 2000, courtesy of his game-tying goal in the 84th minute in the team’s game against the New England Revolution.
Sept. 29 - Juan Pablo Angel breaks the Red Bulls Single-season scoring record by scoring his 17th goal of the season for the Red Bulls in a 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake. He breaks the record of 16 previously held by Adolfo Valencia, which was set in 2000.
Oct. 8 - With 39 points, the Red Bulls clinch a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season by virtue of the Columbus Crew’s 3-1 loss to FC Dallas. This marks the first time since the 2004 season that the Red Bulls know they are in the playoffs before the final day of the regular season.
Nov. 3 - The Red Bulls lose, 1-0 on aggregate, to the New England Revolution, falling out of the playoffs. After a scoreless first leg, the Red Bulls went into Gillette Stadium needing a win, but injuries to Claudio Reyna (hamstring) and Juan Pablo Angel (concussion) affect the side and Taylor Twellman slots home a second half winner to put New England through.
Nov. 5 - Red Bull New York Sporting Director and head coach Bruce Arena resigns.
Nov. 9 - Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore, who just turns 18 three days before, is called up to the U.S. Men’s national team squad that faces South Africa in Johannesburg on Nov. 17. It is his first senior team call-up, after scoring nine goals for the Red Bulls in 2007.
Nov. 16 - Red Bull New York announces that it has purchased AEG‘s 50% interest in the development of Red Bull Park. Going forward, Red Bull New York will have full ownership of the project and oversee all aspects of construction and stadium management.
Nov. 17 - Juan Pablo Angel is named to the MLS Best XI.
Nov. 21 - New York trades Clint Mathis to Los Angeles for a third round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.
Dec. 18 - The Red Bulls introduce Juan Carlos Osorio as their head coach at a press conference in lower Manhattan.
5th, Eastern Conference
Juan Pablo Angel, 14 G
Dane Richards, 6 A
Jon Conway, 1.50 GAA
Jon Conway, 98 SVS
Juan Carlos Osorio
Jan. 7 - The Red Bulls name Jeff Agoos Sporting Director, moving up from his previous role as Technical Director.
Jan. 18 - Red Bull New York selects defender Eric Brunner and midfielders Luke Sassano and David Roth in the SuperDraft.
Feb. 27 - The Red Bulls acquire a conditional 2010 MLS SuperDraft selection from Real Salt Lake in exchange for midfielder Dema Kovalenko.
April 5 - Dave van den Bergh scores the fastest goal in team history, just 46 seconds into the match, as the Red Bulls defeat the Columbus Crew, 2-0, in New York’s 2008 MLS Season Opener at Giants Stadium.
April 9 - Managing Director Marc de Gandpre resigns from his position.
May 28 - Erik Stover is named Managing Director for Red Bull New York. He is promoted from his position of Vice President, Operations and General Manager of Red Bull Arena.
June 4 - Red Bull and MLS announce that forward Jozy Altidore has been transferred to La Liga side Villarreal for an MLS record fee.
July 16 - Red Bull captain and Designated Player Claudio Reyna, a former U.S. National Team captain, announces his retirement from professional soccer after 14 years, the final two with the Red Bulls. Reyna, who is widely considered one of the best American players in U.S. soccer history, will continue with Red Bull New York in a role as an ambassador to work with the team to grow the sport in the metropolitan New York area.
Aug. 19 – Red Bull New York has announced that its state-of-the-art soccer-specific stadium being built in Harrison, New Jersey, has been renamed Red Bull Arena. Additionally, the next phase of construction - erection of structural steel - began with the first columns being connected to the foundation.
Sept. 12 - Defender Hunter Freeman is traded to Toronto FC in exchange for a third and fourth round pick in the 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft.
Oct. 18 - In his first MLS appearance and start, goalkeeper Danny Cepero earns his first win and scores the first MLS goal by a goalkeeper when his 83rd-minute, 80+-yard free kick bounces over the head of Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum and into the back of the net.
Nov. 9 - Goals by Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, and John Wolyniec propel New York to a 3-0 second-leg win and a 4-1 aggregate victory over two-time defending MLS Champion Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Semifinals at Robertson Stadium in Houston, TX. The series win marks just the second time in the franchise‘s 13-year history that they have gotten through the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs. The win was New York‘s first playoff road victory since a 2-1 win in Dallas on Sept. 20, 2000.
Nov. 15 - A 28th-minute goal from Dave van den Bergh and seven saves from Danny Cepero lift New York to a 1-0 win at Real Salt Lake, giving the Red Bulls the Western Conference Championship, and the franchise’s first-ever Conference Championship and MLS Cup Finals berth.
Nov. 23 - The Red Bulls drop a 3-1 decision to the Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center in the first-ever MLS Cup Finals appearance for New York. John Wolyniec scores the first MLS Cup Finals goal in franchise history in the 51st minute.
Nov. 26 - New York loses defender Jeff Parke, second all-time in games played and games started in club history, to the MLS Expansion Draft, and selects former New York defender Mike Petke, who ranks first in both categories, from the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Waiver Draft.
7th, Eastern Conference
Juan Pablo Angel, 12 G
Macoumba Kandji, 5 A
Bouna Coundoul, 1.25 GAA
Danny Cepero, 62 SVS
Juan Carlos Osorio, Richie Williams
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’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.
June 29 - The Red Bulls sign goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul after acquiring his MLS rights from the Colorado Rapids.
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.
1st, Eastern Conference
Juan Pablo Angel, 13 G
Joel Lindpere, 6 A
Bouna Coundoul, 1.04 GAA
Bouna Coundoul, 105 SVS
Red Bull Arena
Jan. 7 - Red Bulls announce Hans Backe as the team’s new head coach. The Swede coached various European clubs including Djurgardens IF, Stabek, Hammarby IF, Osters IF and Panathinakos, and spent time on Sven Goran Eriksson’s staff on the Mexican National Team.
Jan. 19 - Installation of the Panasonic HD video board at Red Bull Arena is completed.
Jan. 26 - Red Bull New York receives Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from Town of Harrison for Red Bull Arena.
Feb. 22 - Red Bull Arena is selected to host the Finals of the Churchill Cup, an international rugby tournament. The Churchill Cup will be the first international non-soccer event to be staged at the 25,000-seat venue in Harrison, NJ.
March 5 - Red Bulls sign Estonian international Joel Lindpere.
March 11 - Red Bulls acquire Toronto FC midfielder Carl Robinson in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. On the same day, Red Bull New York signs USL stand-out goalkeeper Greg Sutton.
March 16 - The New York Red Bulls reveal the club’s “First XI”, the best players in Red Bulls/MetroStars history, as voted on by the fans. The players chosen are goalkeeper Tim Howard, defenders Jeff Parke, Mike Petke, Eddie Pope, midfielders Youri Djorkaeff, Amado Guevara, Tab Ramos, Dave van den Bergh, and forwards Jozy Altidore, Juan Pablo Angel, Clint Mathis.
March 20 - New York opens Red Bull Arena with a 3-1 defeat of Brazil’s Santos FC. The Grand Opening is seen by a capacity crowd of 25,000.
March 26 - The Red Bulls sign Juan Agudelo, the second Homegrown player produced by the club to join the first team.
March 27 - The Red Bulls dispatch the Chicago Fire 1-0 in the MLS season opener at Red Bull Arena, the first league match in the new stadium.
March 30 - Assistant coach Richie Williams signs a contract extension with the New York Red Bulls after five years as an assistant coach in the organization.
April 3 - The Red Bulls defeat Seattle Sounders FC, 1-0, at Qwest Field, snapping a 26-match regular-season road winless streak. The team’s last regular-season road victory came on May 10, 2008, a 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center.
April 9 - New York signs forward Salou Ibrahim, who last played for Danish side Vejle Boldklub.
April 27 - Juan Agudelo becomes the first Red Bulls Academy product to feature for the first team, when he starts in the team’s 2-1 U.S. Open Cup Victory over the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena.
May 20 - Defender Mike Petke appears in his 300th Major League Soccer match, becoming just the 11th outfield player in league history to do so.
May 23 - Red Bull Arena hosts its first international friendly featuring a European club as the Red Bulls defeat Italian giants Juventus FC by a 3-1 score in front of 18,735 spectators.
June 2 - Juan Pablo Angel buries 94th minute game-winning goal on a free kick to defeat Houston Dynamo.
June 16 - Brazilian club Cruzeiro downs the Red Bulls 4-2 in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena.
July 13 - The Red Bulls announce the signing of Designated Player and former Barcelona, Arsenal, Juventus and Monaco striker Thierry Henry. The former World Cup, European Championship and Champions League winner joined as the club’s third-ever Designated Player.
July 22 - The first-ever Barclays New York Challenge kicks off with the Red Bulls hosting Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur FC. The game marks Thierry Henry’s Red Bulls debut, and while the Frenchman opened the scoring, Spurs got two second half goals to take the game, 2-1.
July 25 - The Barclays New York Challenge concludes with a doubleheader at Red Bull Arena. In the first match, Tottenham and Sporting battle to a 2-2 draw, and in the final match of the showcase, the Red Bulls knock off Manchester City, 2-1. In total, over 50,000 fans pack Red Bull Arena during the three-day tournament, which is won by Sporting.
July 31 - Thierry Henry makes his Red Bulls regular-season debut, and assists on both Red Bulls goals as the club draws, 2-2, at Houston.
Aug. 2 - New York announces the signing of its fourth-ever Designated Player, Mexican captain Rafa Marquez. Marquez joined the Red Bulls after a successful stint with Barcelona, where he became the first-ever Mexican-born player to win the UEFA Champions League.
Aug. 8 - Marquez makes his Red Bulls debut, in a historic match for Major League Soccer, as a record five Designated Players play in the match, as the Fire’s Freddie Ljungberg and Nery Castillo join Henry, Marquez and Juan Pablo Angel on the pitch. The Red Bulls and Fire play to a 0-0 draw.
Aug. 14 - Red Bull Arena sees its first sell-out for a Major League Soccer match when the Red Bulls host LA Galaxy. The Galaxy down New York, 1-0.
Aug. 28 - Thierry Henry notches his first MLS goal as he provides the insurance goal in a 2-0 home victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
Sept. 1 - Defender Mike Petke announces his retirement from professional soccer effective at the end of the season. Petke finishes his career as the franchise leader in games played, games started, and minutes played.
Sept. 9 - Forward John Wolyniec announces his retirement from professional soccer, ranking fifth on the club’s all-time goal scoring list, and second on the team’s games played list.
Sept. 14 - Red Bulls acquire midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward Macoumba Kandji. Additionally, midfielder Seth Stammler announces his retirement from professional soccer effective at the end of the season. Stammler finishes his career third on the team’s all-time games played and starts list.
Sept. 15 - Red Bulls acquire defender Carey Talley from D.C. United in exchange for a conditional second round draft selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Oct. 2 - With a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Wizards at Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls clinch a playoff spot in the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs. The shutout was goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul’s 10th of the season, breaking Tony Meola’s previous franchise record for a single season. Coundoul finished the season with 11 shutouts.
Oct. 21 - The Red Bulls clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution in the final regular season match of the year. It marks only the second time in club history that the team finished the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Nov. 4 - The 2010 season comes to a close as the Red Bulls are eliminated from the MLS Cup Playoffs by the San Jose Earthquakes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After winning the first leg in San Jose by a 1-0 score, the Red Bulls dropped the home leg, 3-1, to fall in the series 3-2 on aggregate.
Nov. 8 - Red Bull Seth Stammler is named MLS W.O.R.K.S Humanitarian of the Year for philanthropic work following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Nov. 11 - Red Bull rookies Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo receive calls to join the US Men’s National Team in a friendly against South Africa on November 17 in Cape Town. This was the first call-up to the USMNT for both Ream and Agudelo.
Nov. 15 - Juan Agudelo becomes the youngest player to score for the US national team in the team’s 1-0 victory over South Africa. This was also the US Men’s National team debut for Agudelo and teammate Tim Ream.
Nov. 22 - The Red Bulls acquired a 2011 third round draft pick in exchange for midfielder/defender Jeremy Hall from the Portland Timbers.
5th, Eastern Conference
Thierry Henry, 14 G
Dane Richards, Jan Gunnar Solli and Joel Lindpere, 7 A
Bouna Coundoul, 1.13 GAA
Bouna Coundoul, 37 SVS
Red Bull Arena
Jan. 13 - The Red Bulls select four players in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft; Penn State University forward Corey Hertzog, English midfielder John Rooney, North Carolina State defender Tyler Lassiter, and University of Maryland midfielder Billy Cortes.
Jan. 17 - Jan Halvor Halvorsen joins coaching staff as assistant coach.
Jan. 24 - Red Bulls sign Norwegian International Jan Gunnar Solli.
Jan. 25 - The Red Bulls sign their third player from the Red Bulls Academy, midfielder Matt Kassel. Kassel played three years at the University of Maryland, where he was part of the 2008 National Championship team.
Jan. 28 - Red Bulls sign English forward Luke Rodgers.
Jan. 31 - The club makes its fourth Academy signing, inking defender Sacir Hot. In 2010, Hot made his first appearance for the United States Under-20 National Team.
Feb. 1 - Red Bull Arena named as host of the 2011 MLS All-Star Game.
Feb. 5 - Red Bulls begin preseason trip in Mexico.
Mar. 19 - Juan Agudelo scores first MLS goal in 1-0 win over Sounders.
Mar. 31 - Red Bulls and MSG Networks sign multi-year broadcast agreement.
Apr. 1 - New York acquires Dwayne De Rosario from Toronto FC in exchange for Tony Tchani, Danleigh Borman and its first-round pick in the 2012 SuperDraft.
Apr. 27 - Team announces it will play Paris-Saint Germain F.C. and Arsenal in 2011 Emirates Cup.
June 10 - Chris Heck named President, Business Operations.
June 27 - Red Bulls acquire Dax McCarty from D.C. United in exchange for Dwayne De Rosario.
June 28 - Red Bulls host FC New York in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
July 10 - Thierry Henry, Rafa Marquez and Tim Ream named to Starting XI for MLS All-Star Game.
July 13 - Red Bulls sign goalkeeper Frank Rost as team’s third Designated Player.
July 28 - Manchester United defeats MLS All-Stars 4-0 at Red Bull Arena.
July 30 - Red Bulls defeat Paris-Saint Germain 1-0 in first leg of Emirates Cup.
July 31 - Red Bulls draw against Arsenal and win Emirates Cup.
Sept. 10 - Red Bulls host 9/11 Tribute Night in home match against Vancouver Whitecaps.
Sept. 17 - Red Bulls host viewing party at Legends in New York City, setting MLS viewing party record with 403 fans in attendance.
Oct. 4 - Over 100 countries broadcast Red Bulls and LA Galaxy match from Red Bull Arena.
Oct. 20 - Red Bulls clinch postseason berth with 1-0 win over Philadelphia Union.
Oct. 26 - Red Bulls defeat FC Dallas 2-0 in wild card portion of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Nov. 3 - Red Bulls fall to Galaxy 2-1 in second leg of Conference Semifinals and are eliminated from playoffs after losing 3-1 on aggregate.
Dec. 5 - Homegrown Player Connor Lade signs with Red Bulls.
3rd, Eastern Conference
Kenny Cooper, 18 G
Thierry Henry, 12 A
Luis Robles, 0.75 GAA
Ryan Meara, 59 SVS
Red Bull Arena
Dec. 11 - Red Bulls sign Homegrown Players Amando Moreno and Santiago Castano, the sixth and seventh academy products to sign with the first team.
May 8 - Thierry Henry scores sensational bicycle-kick goal against Montreal Impact.
May 19 - New York wins its fifth consecutive match against Montreal Impact, 2-1, going a perfect 5-0-0 since April.
July 26 - Red Bulls sign Australian international and Designated Player, Tim Cahill.
Sept. 15 - Thierry Henry scores magical Olimpico goal on a corner kick against Columbus Crew.
Oct. 2 - Red Bulls hire General Manager Jerome de Bontin.
Nov. 8 - Red Bulls eliminated from MLS Cup Playoffs in Eastern Conference semifinals by D.C. United, 2-1 on aggregate.
Nov. 9 - Red Bulls announce Hans Backe’s contract will not be extended and name assistant coach and former MetroStars/Red Bulls player, Mike Petke, interim head coach. Andy Roxburgh is also appointed as Sporting Director.
Nov. 15 - Thierry Henry named finalist for MLS Most Valuable Player Award.
Nov. 26 - Thierry Henry named to MLS Best XI after recording 15 goals and 12 assists.
2013 Supporters’ Shield Champions; 1st, Eastern Conference
Tim Cahill, 11 G
Thierry Henry, 9 A
Luis Robles, 1.21 GAA
Luis Robles, 103 SVS
Red Bull Arena
Jan. 24 - Mike Petke’s interim status is removed and named permanent head coach.
May 30 - Red Bulls sign eighth all-time Homegrown Player, Matt Miazga.
June 24 - Red Bulls hold first practice at the new Red Bulls Training Facility in East Hanover, N.J.
July 27 - Dax McCarty scores 94th-minute game-winning goal against Real Salt Lake to complete one of the club’s most famous comebacks at Red Bull Arena.
Sept. 14 - Thierry Henry scores his 400th career goal and celebrates with famous “Henrying” pose.
Oct. 5 - Tim Cahill scores 97th minute equalizer to earn 2-2 draw against New England Revolution to keep New York’s momentum in the Supporters’ Shield race.
Oct. 20 - Tim Cahill scores fastest goal in MLS history in 8-seconds against Houston Dynamo.
Oct. 27 - Red Bulls secure first piece of silverware with victory over Chicago Fire to clinch 2013 Supporters’ Shield, 5-2, at Red Bull Arena. New York finished the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten run, which spanned two months.
Nov. 6 - Houston Dynamo eliminate Red Bulls from MLS Cup Playoffs in extra time at Red Bull Arena, 4-3 on aggregate.
Dec. 3 - Tim Cahill named to MLS Best XI after posting 11 goals and five assists.
4th, Eastern Conference
MLS Golden Boot: Bradley Wright-Phillips
Bradley Wright-Phillips, 27 G
Thierry Henry, 14 A
Luis Robles, 1.47 GAA
Luis Robles, 111 SVS
Red Bull Arena
April 23 - Bradley Wright-Phillips records his first hat trick as a Red Bull against Houston Dynamo.
May 10 - Bradley Wright-Phillips snags his second hat trick of the season against Chicago Fire. It’s BWP’s eighth goal in his last four games.
July 19 - Bradley Wright-Phillips, Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill named to MLS All-Star Game.
Aug. 6 - Bradley Wright-Phillips scores vs. Bayern Munich in MLS All-Star Game victory, 2-1. Thierry Henry, who captained the MLS All-Stars, started the match alongside Tim Cahill.
Aug. 23 - Bradley Wright-Phillips breaks Juan Pablo Angel’s single-season record, burying his 19th and 20th goals in a win against Montreal Impact.
Sept. 20 - Bradley Wright-Phillips bags his third hat trick of the season against Seattle Sounders FC in 58 minutes.
Oct. 26 - Bradley Wright-Phillips ties Roy Lassiter and Chris Wondolowski’s single-season goal scoring record, scoring No. 26 and 27 against Sporting KC to clinch his first MLS Golden Boot Award.
Oct. 30 - New York defeats Sporting KC in come-from-behind fashion in the opening game of the MLS Cup Playoffs, 2-1, thanks to two goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips in the 77th and 90th minute.
Nov. 8 - New York defeats D.C. United, 4-2 on aggregate, at RFK Stadium. It is the first time the club has eliminated their rivals from the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Nov. 29 - Red Bulls fall to New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Conference Finals, 4-3 on aggregate.
Dec. 2 - Thierry Henry and Bradley Wright-Phillips named to MLS Best XI.
Dec. 11 - Sean Davis signs as Homegrown Player.
Dec. 15 - Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh announces he will not return for 2015 season.
Dec. 16 - Thierry Henry retires from professional soccer, concluding a 20-year playing career.
Dec. 23 - Ali Curtis hired as Sporting Director, replacing Andy Roxburgh.
2015 Supporters’ Shield Champions; 1st, Eastern Conference
MLS Goalkeeper of the Year: Luis Robles
MLS Coach of the Year: Jesse Marsch
Bradley Wright-Phillips, 17 G
Sacha Kljestan, 14 A
Luis Robles, 1.26 GAA
Luis Robles, 86 SVS
Red Bull Arena
Jan. 7 - Red Bulls and Mike Petke part ways, Jesse Marsch named head coach.
Jan. 25 - Red Bulls announce formation of USL team, New York Red Bulls II. John Wolyniec named head coach.
Feb. 2 - Tim Cahill leaves the club by mutual agreement.
Jan. 16 - Red Bulls hold Town Hall Meeting with 300 Red Bulls supporters, featuring Ali Curtis, Jesse Marsch and Luis Robles.
Jan. 28 - Red Bulls acquire U.S. international Sacha Kljestan.
March 8 - Red Bulls kickoff 20th MLS season with draw against Sporting KC, the first of a seven-game unbeaten streak to start off the year.
March 19 - 16-year-old Red Bulls academy player, Tyler Adams, becomes the first NYRB II player signing.
May 10 - Red Bulls win first New York Derby at home with 10-men against New York City FC, 2-1. Bradley Wright-Phillips scores both goals for the Red Bulls.
July 25 - Dax McCarty selected as Commissioner’s Pick for MLS All-Star Game.
July 29 - Dax McCarty starts MLS All-Star Game versus Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Aug. 5 - Red Bulls complete transfer of Designated Player Gonzalo Veron from Club Atletico San Lorenzo.
Aug. 9 - Red Bulls prove New York is Red and clinch season sweep of NYCFC with 2-0 home win.
July 22 - Red Bulls team, comprised almost entirely of NYRB II players, defeat reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea F.C. in International Champions Cup, 4-2. All four goals were scored by Red Bulls academy products including Sean Davis (2), Tyler Adams and Franklin Castellanos.
Sept. 11 - Lloyd Sam becomes fifth Red Bulls player to join 20-20 club with 20 goals and 20 assists.
Oct. 4 - Following conclusion of USL season, Tyler Adams joins Red Bulls as New York’s tenth all-time Homegrown Player.
Oct. 18 - Mike Grella scores the fastest goal in MLS history at seven seconds versus Philadelphia Union, surpassing Tim Cahill’s record of 8-seconds.
Oct. 25 - Red Bulls defeat Chicago Fire on final day of MLS season to clinch its second Supporters’ Shield in as many years. Sacha Kljestan ties Thierry Henry’s single-season assist record with 14 in MLS competitions.
Nov. 8 - Red Bulls knock out D.C. United in second-consecutive postseason meeting, 2-0 on aggregate.
Nov. 19 - Luis Robles named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.
Nov. 24 - Jesse Marsch named MLS Coach of the Year.
Nov. 29 - New York falls in Conference Final to Columbus Crew SC, 2-1 on aggregate. Dax McCarty and Luis Robles named to MLS Best XI.
Dec. 21 - Red Bulls sign Derrick Etienne Jr. and Brandon Allen to Homegrown Player contracts.
Dec. 22 - Alex Muyl joins fellow Georgetown alumnus Brandon Allen in signing Homegrown Player deal.
Dec. 23 - In just a three-day span, the Red Bulls complete the signing of six total academy products by bringing in Chris Thorsheim, Mael Corboz and Scott Thomsen.
1st, Eastern Conference
MLS Golden Boot: Bradley Wright-Phillips
Bradley Wright-Phillips, 24 G
Sacha Kljestan, 20 A
Luis Robles, 1.29 GAA
Luis Robles, 100 SVS
Red Bull Arena
Jan. 30 - New York completes transfer of Homegrown Player Matt Miazga to Chelsea F.C.
April 16 - Luis Robles sets new MLS Ironman record, with 113 consecutive starts and 90 minutes played, dating back to Sept. 29, 2012.
May 21 - Red Bulls defeat NYCFC, 7-0, at Yankee Stadium. It is the second-most goals scored by an MLS team in one match and largest margin of victory in the club’s history.
Aug. 13 - Bradley Wright-Phillips surpasses Juan Pablo Angel as club’s all-time leading scorer in MLS competitions with 59 goals.
Sept. 7 - New York Red Bulls II clinches first trophy, winning USL Regular Season Championship.
Sept. 24 - Dax McCarty surpasses Mike Petke’s all-time club minutes record of 14,060.
Oct. 16 - NYRB II wins USL Eastern Conference Championship and advances to 2016 USL Cup Final, after the Red Bulls defeated Columbus Crew SC at home, setting a club record for home wins in a season (13). Since the start of 2012, New York has the most home wins in MLS, with 57 at Red Bull Arena.
Oct. 23 - New York finishes in first place of Eastern Conference for second-consecutive season. Bradley Wright-Phillips clinches his second MLS Golden Boot Award and Sacha Kljestan sets single-season club record for assists with 20. Dax McCarty plays 169th game for Red Bulls, tying Mike Petke’s club record.
At Red Bull Arena, NYRB II defeats Swope Park Rangers in USL Cup Final, 5-1, to complete USL treble.
Nov. 1 - Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan named finalists for Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award.
Nov. 6 - Red Bulls eliminated in Eastern Conference Semifinals by Montreal Impact, 3-1 on aggregate.
Dec. 5 - Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan named to MLS Best XI.
6th, Eastern Conference
Bradley Wright-Phillips, 24 G
Sacha Kljestan, 17 A
Luis Robles, 1.38 GAA
Luis Robles, 99 SVS
Red Bull Arena
March 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC eliminates New York from 2016/17 CONCACAF Champions League in the quarterfinals on aggregate, 3-1.
March 11 - Luis Robles breaks the MLS record of consecutive regular season appearances with No. 142, surpassing Chris Klein.
June 14 - The Red Bulls claim victory in the first New York Derby to played in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup history, 1-0. Daniel Royer scored the game winner at Red Bull Arena.
July 5 - With a win against the New England Revolution, head coach Jesse Marsch becomes the club’s all-time winningest coach with MLS win No. 42, passing Hans Backe and Carlos Zambrano.
Aug. 15 - The Red Bulls overcome a 2-0 deficit against USL side FC Cincinnati in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal to win in extra time, 3-2. Goals from Gonzalo Veron and Bradley Wright-Phillips tied the match at 2-2 to force overtime, in which BWP scored the game winner to send the club to its second U.S. Open Cup Final.
Sept. 20 - New York falls in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final against Sporting KC at Children’s Mercy Park, 2-1. Bradley Wright-Phillips scores New York’s lone goal of the match.
Oct. 22 - In the last MLS regular season game of the season, the Red Bulls close RFK Stadium with a victory in D.C. United’s final home match, 2-1. Sacha Kljestan finishes as MLS’ regular season assist leader for the second consecutive year, the first player to achieve the feat in league history.
Oct. 25 - The No. 6 seed Red Bulls roll over the No. 3 seed Chicago Fire in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round at Toyota Park, 4-0. Bradley Wright-Phillips, Sacha Kljestan, Daniel Royer and Gonzalo Veron all scored.
Nov. 5 - Despite a 1-0 win at BMO Field, the Red Bulls are eliminated from the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs by No. 1 seed Toronto FC on aggregate away goals, 2-2, in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal in the second leg was No. 100 of his RBNY career in all competitions, becoming the first player in club history to reach the century mark.
Nov. 14 - Red Bulls Homegrown Player Tyler Adams makes his U.S. Men’s National Team debut as a starter in a friendly against Portugal. Adams becomes the first RBNY player to progress through Red Bulls Training Programs, Regional Development School, Academy, New York Red Bulls II and the First Team to play for the national team.
1st, Eastern Conference
Bradley Wright-Phillips, 20 G
Kaku, 14 A
Luis Robles, 0.97 GAA
Luis Robles, 84 SVS
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February 16 - Red Bulls sign Alejandro ‘Kaku’ Romero Gamarra as club’s first Young Designated Player. Kaku was signed from Club Atletico Huracan.
March 2 - Red Bulls acquired center back Tim Parker from Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for midfielder Felipe, $500,000 in Targeted Allocation Money over two years, and an international roster spot for 2018.
March 6 - Red Bulls became the third MLS team to win a competitive match in Mexico with a 2-0 win over Club Tijuana in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals.
March 20 - Captain Luis Robles’ MLS Ironman streak of starting and playing a full 90 minutes was set at 183 consecutive games. His streak began on Sept. 29, 2012 and ended against Atlanta on May 20.
July 6 - Following former head coach Jesse Marsch’s departure for Red Bull Leipzig, assistant coach Chris Armas was promoted to head coach. Armas became the franchise’s 16th head coach.
July 25 - Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips became the fastest player in MLS history to reach 100 career goals in just 159 matches, surpassing Taylor Twellman’s previous mark of 174 games.
September 1 - Despite a 3-0 loss to Montreal, New York became the first team to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs. The Red Bulls qualified for the postseason for the ninth consecutive time and a league-best 19th time overall, surpassing LA Galaxy’s mark of 18.
October 6 - With a goal in a 3-1 victory over San Jose, Bradley Wright-Phillips became the first player in MLS to record at least 20 goals in a season three different times in a career.
October 28 - On Decision Day, the Red Bulls earned their third Supporters’ Shield with a 1-0 win over Orlando City SC and a 4-1 Atlanta loss to Toronto FC. New York tallied a league-record 22 wins (post-shootout ERA), 71 points and 43 home points. Alongside their league records, New York set franchise records in league play in home wins (14), clean sheets (15) and goal differential (+29). The Red Bulls tied their franchise record for away victories (8) and goals-against average (0.97)
November 7 - New York Red Bulls and United States Men’s National team center back Aaron Long was named the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year. Long earned MLS Defender of the Year honors in just his second MLS season, two years removed from being named USL Defender of the Year in 2016.
November 11 - Red Bulls defenders Aaron Long and Kemar Lawrence have been named to the MLS Best XI for 2018. Long and Lawrence anchored a Red Bulls backline that allowed a league-low 33 goals in 34 games.
November 25 - Red Bulls started four Homegrown players in an MLS playoff match for the first time in league history against Atlanta in Leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship.