New York Red Bulls – Overview
Representing the Eastern Conference in MLS, New York Red Bulls started its career in 1995. After being renamed twice, it finally settled on its current one in 2006 when the team was purchased by the energy drink Red Bull. For the first thirteen years the Red Bulls played its home games at the Giant Stadium and recorded some great statistics there. The team cemented its place in the league early on by playing some spectacular games and signing veteran players. Legendry athletes like Tab Ramos, Tony Meola and Roberto Donadoni made their professional debut with New York Red Bulls.
The Red Bulls continued to play seasons without winning any major championships but despite that were considered a force to be reckoned with. In 2000 the team won its first MLS Eastern Conference title and added two more, latest victory coming in 2013. New York Red Bulls’ credentials include some minor titles such as clinching Atlanta Cup four times, as well as winning the La Manga Cup and Emirates Cup.
Red Bulls Career Highlight
Hoisting their first ever trophy in 2013, New York Red Bulls was not only able to establish its identity but also win back a fan base that was left disappointed for quite some time. Despite the losses the team was able to recognize its potential and ended the season with optimism and high hopes for the next year.
The Red Bulls recorded one of its most epic victories against Chicago Fire that earned it its first ever Supporter’s Shield. Played at home at the Red Bull Arena, each goal was received with deafening cheers as the stadium was filled to its capacity. When the red and white team lifted the trophy, thousands of eyes shed tears. After all it was too long a wait.
With a new season ahead, New York Red Bulls is looking to strengthen its defense and is in the process of draft picks and recruiting. Fans have high hopes and eager to see their team at the top once again.