Red Bulls and Hospital for Special Surgery Announce Multi-Year Partnership Extension

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Harrison, NJ (June 8, 2023) - The New York Red Bulls and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) today announced a multi-year partnership extension, continuing HSS’s designation as the “Official Hospital of the New York Red Bulls.” With the extension, HSS will now serve as the “Official Hospital of Red Bulls Academy,” the team’s multi-layered youth system and a presenting partner to the Red Bulls Freestyle Crew.

Since 2007, HSS has provided the Red Bulls First Team access to the world’s leading medical center for orthopedics and sports medicine. With the extension, HSS will now provide a new generation of soccer players at the Red Bulls Academy with the same high-quality care that all patients receive. HSS physicians will oversee player care throughout the season and offer education to prevent injury. Additionally, the HSS Sports Safety team is working with Red Bulls Youth programs to provide movement screenings to help evaluate form and educate on reducing the risk of injury.

“HSS has a long-standing history of caring for elite and professional athletes, and what we’ve learned from treating this population we apply to the development of young athletes,” said Riley Williams, III, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS and medical director for the Red Bulls. “At the HSS Sports Medicine Institute, we know that even the most highly trained athletes can encounter injuries, but through this expanded collaboration, we will work with athletic coaches and trainers to effectively identify risk factors and prevent setbacks on and off the field.”

With the extension, HSS will now be the presenting partner of the Freestyle Crew to continue to encourage movement and exercise through the sport of soccer. With this partnership, HSS will be featured on the uniforms of the Freestyle Crew and showcased within their content pieces that promote health and wellness.

HSS is nationally ranked #1 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report (2022-2023) for the 13th consecutive year and is a world leader in sports medicine performance and rehabilitation.  

"Since 2010, our club has proudly partnered with Hospital for Special Surgery, who have provided the highest standard of medical attention to the players of our First Team," said Marc de Grandpré, General Manager, New York Red Bulls. "With the extension of the partnership now reaching our Academy squads, we are confident that all of our players will receive the best orthopedic care."

About Hospital for Special Surgery

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 13th consecutive year), No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2022-2023), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2022-2023). In a survey of medical professionals in more than 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics for a second consecutive year (2022). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest complication and readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Innovation Institute works to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 145 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.

About the New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls are one of 28 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). RBNY, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, have competed in the league since its founding in 1996. The Red Bulls play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. The three-time MLS Supporters' Shield Winners are owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.