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PREVIEW: The last time New York plays a foreign-owned, sibling team? Well no, the noisy neighbors move in next year

Rest in peace, Chivas USA. Once a playoff team full of Major League Soccer stars like Sacha Kljestan, Brad Guzan and Jesse Marsh, the sister club of one of Mexico’s most famous clubs, has experienced well-publicized issues on and off the pitch. The New York Red Bull’s home game this Sunday will be the final […]

FLASHBACK: Remembering a fallen two-way winger from tiny Estonia, Joel Lindpere

Here is a Major League Soccer trivial pursuit question: who is the first player to score the first goal ever at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., in both an unofficial friendly and official regular season match?

RECAP: Red Bulls quell the Fire, notably earn a point in Chicago, somehow bring the snood back in style

A draw in soccer is often a puzzling concept. A stalemate can sometimes seem fair, bring disappointment or even feel like a small victory to one or both sides. A draw can further perplex because it might encapsulate all of the sensations at once.

PREVIEW: Searching for a first win, New York voyages into the 3 points black-hole known as Toyota Park

The New York Red Bulls have never won a game at the Chicago Fire’s home field, Toyota Park, in Bridgeview, ILL. In fact, they have only won three times in Chicago since its inception in 1998 at two other temporary venues. The last meeting brought a Supporter’s Shield to head coach Mike Petke’s hands. This […]

FLASHBACK: A poem: Familiar two-way winger downs RBNY

It’s “Bouna time!”