Without a doubt the success in the 2011 Emirates Cup will be one of the fondest memories of New York Red Bulls’ history, especially when taking into account what this tournament meant for Thierry Henry.
But before the Emirates Cup success, there were other significant trips that the club made abroad, which included visits to México, Argentina, Austria, Germany, Ecuador, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
The Emirates Cup took place in the middle of the MLS season, which differed to other Red Bulls’ experiences abroad that mainly served as preseason preparation.
Through the years the Red Bulls have had the privilege to take part in games and preseason tournaments where they represented American soccer. Here are several eye-catching results from those trips:
2-24-02 7-0 win vs. FC Rot-Weiss 64 (Swiss club) 2-27-02 2-1 win vs. Perugia 3-2-02 5-1 win vs. F.C. Deportivo La Chaux-de-Fonds (Swiss club)
3-19-03 1-0 win vs. Boca Juniors 3-25-03 2-0 win vs. Club Atlético Huracán 2-24-09 2-1 win vs. Velez Sarsfield 2-26-09 2-1 win vs. River Plate 3-3-09 1-1 vs. Argentinos Juniors
2-18-99 2-2 vs. Chivas 2-9-11 0-0 (4-3 win on penalties) vs. Atlante First Team 2-12-11 3-2 win vs. Atlante Reserves 2-11-12 1-1 vs. Merida FC (Connor Lade scored the Red Bulls goal) 2-14-12 1-1 vs. Estudiantes Tecos
3-1-05 2-0 win vs. Emelec 3-3-05 3-3 vs. Deportivo Quevedo 3-8-05 1-1 vs. Barcelona SC
2-28-04 3-1 win vs. Bodo Glimt (Norwegian Club) - La Manga Cup 3-1-04 3-2 win vs. Dynamo Kiev - La Manga Cup 3-3-04 0-0 vs. Real Murcia 3-5-04 1-0 win vs. Viking FK - La Manga Cup Championship Game 1-25-10 1-1 vs. CSKA Moscow 1-28-10 1-0 win vs. Lech Poznan (Polish club) 2-1-10 2-1 win vs. Stromsgodset IF (Norwegian club)
2-27-01 2-0 win vs. Benfica
10-25-00 2-0 win vs. Austria Salzburg 3-6-08 3-2 win vs. Red Bull Salzburg Reserves
10-28-00 3-0 win vs. 1860 Munich Reserves