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New York City FC (14-6-7) will be looking to further cement their playoff position when they face the fading New England Revolution (7-9-10) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night (7 p.m., YES or NBCSB). Oddsmakers have pegged the Bronx Blues as heavy -160 favorites (risking $160 to make $100) on the...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:23am

Union begins playoff quest against NYCFC

The sixth-seeded Philadelphia Union (15-14-5) were all so close to grabbing their first home playoff match since 2012, but after falling to New York City FC (16-10-8) 3-1 on Sunday night, they’ll instead have to travel up I-95 again Wednesday to take on the same foes in the knockout round of...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:27pm

Union focused on capturing first-ever U.S. Open Cup championship

A playoff spot is all but locked up for the Philadelphia Union (14-12-4), who have an 11-point lead in the standings with just four matches left to play in the regular season. A win this weekend over the Columbus Crew (13-9-8) would clinch their third playoff trip in franchise history. But for the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:14pm

Red Bulls acquire Jean-Christophe Koffi from DC United

Jean-Christophe Koffi, a product of the D.C. United Academy, has been traded to the New York Red Bulls, a league source tells Metro New York. The deal is expected to be finalized this week.   One of the top college soccer players as a junior last year, Koffi is currently not with Virginia...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:30pm

MLS Red Bulls fans featured on special Red Bull cans

Red Bull the energy drink and the New York Red Bulls, the MLS team, finally have come together. Talk about synergy. This month, the Red Bulls unveiled a fan can, a limited edition can of the energy drink that features the supporters of their MLS team. The initiative blended (like a Red Bull...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:08am

Union playing confidently with MLS playoffs in sight

It seems like every season, the Union (12-11-3) find themselves in late-season position for the postseason. Usually, they’re playing the role of the spot chasers, but this season is different. With just nine matches left in the regular season, the Union stand in fifth place in the Eastern...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:51pm

Red Bulls coach Chris Armas praises ageless DaMarcus Beasley

HANOVER, N.J. – At 36 years old, DaMarcus Beasley shows no signs of slowing down, the Houston Dynamo outside back still continuing to contribute and play at a high level, as he has been doing for two decades. In fact, he might just become the Tom Brady of MLS. And now player colleagues from...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:14pm

Source: MLS Toronto FC closing in on young star forward

The defending MLS Cup champions might be getting more dynamic in the final-third, a bit of welcome news in a season that is woefully underwhelming to date. Washington Corozo, a 19-year old forward who has featured heavily for Ecuador’s U-17 and U-20 national team, might be headed to MLS. And...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:40am

RBNY Notebook: Giuseppe Rossi in town for training

HANOVER, N.J. – It appears that, as of right now, reading between the lines there is no smoke let alone a fire when it comes to the fact that Giuseppe Rossi is training with the New York Red Bulls. In fact, it is as regular on the calendar around these parts as July 4th. Gym. Tan. Laundry....

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 9:34am

Source: C.J. Brown considered front-runner for RBNY assistant job

Well, that didn’t take long.   Just a couple days after Chris Armas was named as head coach of the New York Red Bulls, it appears that a frontrunner to join the coaching staff has emerged. Metro has learned from multiple team and league sources that C.J. Brown, a former teammate of...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:12pm

NYRB captain Luis Robles receives surprise visit from brother in military

It was a move wrapped in deception and intrigue for the New York Red Bulls, who surprised team captain Luis Robles this past Saturday with a visit from his brother, a major in the United States Army who was recently serving in Afghanistan. A graduate of West Point and currently in his fourteenth...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:47pm

Who could be RBNY manager if Jesse Marsch leaves?

Jesse Marsch could be on his way out from New York as a head coach in MLS, something that could well up-end the most successful three-year run in RBNY franchise history. But the right hire could sustain the framework built up over the past few seasons and continue this run of solid form for the...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:31pm

Domenec Torrent replaces Patrick Vieira as NYCFC head coach

New York City FC has quickly appointed a new manager, appointing Domenec Torrent as its new boss just hours after Patrick Vieira left the club to join Ligue 1 side Nice on Monday, the team announced.  The deal for the 55-year-old Spaniard is through the 2020 season. Torrent has...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:55pm

Source: Piatti's contract might make him untradeable

The trade market for Ignacio Piatti just might not be there, the Montreal Impact midfielder could well be a part of the Eastern Conference side for the foreseeable future. Recent comments by Impact owner Joey Saputo seemed to fan the flames that Piatti could well be on the move, this as the Impact...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:18pm

Source: USMNT with one hurdle to clear in Earnie Stewart deal

Earnie Stewart is set to become the first general manager in the history of US Soccer, a post that could be announced within the upcoming days should one, final hurdle be cleared.   Last Thursday, Metro broke the news that Stewart - currently sporting director of the Philadelphia Union - was...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:18pm

Report: RBNY 'Kaku' Gamarra set to join Paraguay

Alejandro ‘Kaku’ Gamarra will likely be joining be the Paraguayan national team, the current MLS player looking to make the switch after representing Argentina at the youth national team level. In his first year in MLS, Gamarra has enjoyed a series of strong games having been signed by...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:24am

Source: MLS tweaking trade rule to Discretionary TAM signings

Discretionary Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) is a relatively new initiative by MLS, one that looks poised for a change to its implementation in the not too distant future. Metro has learned that players signed via Discretionary TAM can now be traded, a move that MLS could announce this week, a...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:28pm

Source: USMNT to feature non-MLS youngsters

An upcoming friendly against Bolivia is yet another test for the United States, a team that is transitioning from a veteran-laden crew that failed to make this summer’s World Cup to now a new wave of exciting young talent.   The May 28th match against the South American side will...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

Dyer: Jesse Marsch strong candidate for USMNT head coach

HARRISON, N.J. — After Saturday’s 4-0 win by the New York Red Bulls over New York City FC, Jesse Marsch must be considered a front-runner for the (still) vacant head coach position with the United States national team. Few in the pool have his resume. Few in the pool can compete...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 12:09pm

Jesse Marsch comments on Patrick Vieira Arsenal rumors

HANOVER, N.J. -- Patrick Vieira might well be the next head coach of English Premier League club Arsenal, the former French international a favorite to replace Arsène Wenger at the Emirates. The former French international has turned around New York City FC in MLS and has admirers on both sides of...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:24pm