HARRISON, N.J. (January 19, 2016) - The New York Red Bulls will make two preseason trips to Florida in preparation for the 2016 MLS season, the club announced today. New York will play seven matches over two trips to Orlando, and will not take part in a preseason tournament.
The Red Bulls will first meet as a team on Friday, January 22, just over six weeks prior to the season opener, which is slated for Sunday, March 6, when Toronto FC visits Red Bull Arena (1:30 p.m., TV TBA).
The team will depart for Orlando on Monday, January 25, and spend 13 days training before returning on Friday, February 5. The Red Bulls will play four preseason matches during the first trip, a scrimmage against the University of South Florida on Thursday, January 28, a split-squad day with matches against Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL) and Montverde Academy on Sunday, January 31, and a match against the Montreal Impact on Thursday, February 4.
The Red Bulls will then return home for 10 days of training at New York Red Bulls Training Facility in East Hanover, New Jersey, before returning to Orlando on Monday, February 15. New York will face MLS sides Orlando City SC (February 17) and Philadelphia Union (February 24) in exhibition matches before taking on the Jacksonville Armada again on February 27. The club will return home on Sunday, February 28 to make final preparations in the week leading up to the opener.
Tickets for the home opener on March 6 are on-sale now. For information on tickets, visit www.newyorkredbulls.com or call 1.877.727.6223.
- MONDAY, JANUARY 25: Club departs for Orlando
- THURSDAY, JANUARY 28: Scrimmage vs. University of South Florida
- SUNDAY, JANUARY 31: Split-squad scrimmage vs. Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL) and Montverde Academy
- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4: Friendly vs. Montreal Impact
- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5: Club returns home for ten days of training in East Hanover
- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15: Club returns to Orlando
- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17: Friendly vs. Orlando City SC
- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24: Friendly vs. Philadelphia Union
- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27: Friendly vs. Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL)
- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Club returns home