Saturday night’s 1-0 win by New York over Seattle was a rare event for the Red Bulls. The last time the team won a game on the road was a 2-1 victory over the Galaxy on May 10, 2008. In the win, two members of the Red Bulls who contributed to Saturday night’s victory scored in the game against the Galaxy—Danleigh Borman and Juan Pablo Angel.
A lot has happened in Major League Soccer—and the world—over the past two years. A look at what things were happening—and about to happen—in and around the world when New York last won a game on the road:
• At the time of the win over Los Angeles, the Red Bulls head coach was Juan Carlos Osorio. Since then, Richie Williams served as interim head coach after Osorio resigned late last year, and now Hans Backe is the head coach of the team.
• In early May, the Olympic torch reaches the peak of Mount Everest.
• This month, AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi was sworn into office for the fourth time as Italy’s prime minister.
• In middle May, then-candidate Barack Obama took the lead in the superdelegate count to wrap up the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
• One of the largest earthquakes to ever hit China kills nearly 70,000 people in the Sichuan province. The May 12 earthquake is one of the deadliest and largest of all time.
• On May 14, Zenit St. Petersburg won the UEFA Cup over Rangers by a 2-0 scoreline. A few days later, Portsmouth needed just one goal to win its second ever FA Cup over Cardiff. One week after the UEFA Cup, Manchester United defeated Chelsea on penalties to win the Champions League.
• In late May, the Phoenix robotic spacecraft successfully lands on Mars.
• A second round pick in the 2008 draft, Eric Brunner left New York because the club refused to offer him a senior contract. One year later, he signed with then-defending champions Columbus Crew and quickly became a fixture in their backline.