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Once A Metro Mar 25, 2020
When hindsight is 5-4

When hindsight is 5-4

Dan Feuerstein joins the league in looking back on the last marquee night of soccer at Giants Stadium As Major League Soccer continues to suspend the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we at Once a Metro will try to spend more time looking into the past of MetroStars and Red Bulls history. So why not step into the time machine and discuss a match that was just rebroadcasted by MLS through Facebook, as we remember the first night David Beckham came to Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls. Bruce Arena had recently taken over the Red Bulss after the US Men’s National Team was...
Once A Metro Mar 23, 2020
Gab At A Glance: Irritable Bull Syndrome

Gab At A Glance: Irritable Bull Syndrome

Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports In a new feature at OaM, our podcast correspondent Ross Haley will periodically give us a brief taste of some of the spiciest conversations happening in the vast landscape of New York Red Bulls fan podcasts. This week, an excerpt from a recent episode of one of the buzziest new pods on the Metro scene, Irritable Bull Syndrome. Check in as Joey and Terry discuss RBNY’s surprising decision to hire a new stadium public address announcer: Photo by Ira Black/Corbis via JOEY B: Fans are certainly divided on the new guy. TERRY S: Yes,...
Once A Metro Mar 12, 2020
Household of names: the joy reserved in an RB2 afternoon

Household of names: the joy reserved in an RB2 afternoon

Photo by Patric Dhawaan Loyal Red Bulls II supporter Patric Dhawaan meditates on the small charms of spending time with the kids on and off the field in Montclair “Let’s go,” I tell the kids as I switch off the ignition. “Scarves? Hats? Gloves?” I ask rhetorically. I look away from the rearview mirror to avoid the invariable rolling of her eyes. I can picture her thinking, in exasperated emoji, “You know I’m almost a teen now!” As we walk towards MSU Soccer Park, I’m perturbed by persistent thoughts that have sprung up like an unwelcome guest this off-season. Do I want...
Once A Metro Mar 10, 2020
Red Bulls announce Pendant signing

Red Bulls announce Pendant signing

Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via French fullback to join in coming weeks While it wasn’t quite the Kaku saga, Red Bull has weathered some minor haggling to lock down the signing of French left back Jason Pendant from Sochaux of Ligue 2. Denis Hamlett introduced Pendant with a press release Tuesday morning stating that Pendant will join RBNY immediately upon completion of his visa paperwork, rather than joining at the end of the French season in June. Per team and league custom, the length and terms of the new contract were not disclosed. NEWS: New York Red Bulls sign French...
Once A Metro Mar 9, 2020
The Next Three Points: Real Salt Lake

The Next Three Points: Real Salt Lake

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports Brit Byrd checks in with his weekly review of the three criteria he laid out by which to evaluate the team and its management in 2020, this week in reaction to the 1-1 draw in Sandy against Real Salt Lake: Week 2 D, Real Salt Lake 1-1 TACTICS Last week’s concerns proved to be well founded, as RBNY’s offensive fluidity and production fell off a cliff when faced with a slightly more competent opponent. After the final whistle I racked my brain to think of any chances aside from the wonder strike from Cristian Casseres Jr., and came up blank. Thankfully...
Once A Metro Mar 7, 2020
Late equalizer gives Red Bulls a Draw

Late equalizer gives Red Bulls a Draw

Big long distance rip by Casserers Jr. gives the Red Bulls the early lead. | Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports A strong performance at Real Salt Lake gives the Red Bulls a draw on the road. The Red Bulls were looking to add on to their big season-opening win against FC Cincinnati, as they start a three-game road trip that begins out in the Rocky Mountains as they earned a one-all draw at the home opener of Real Salt Lake. It was a long-distance rip from Cristian Casserers Jr. as the Venezuelan youth international earned his first of the season in the 13th minute. He took a shot from 25...
Once A Metro Mar 6, 2020
The Other Guys: Real Salt Lake

The Other Guys: Real Salt Lake

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Three questions for the people who know RBNY’s next opponent A weekly entry where we ask those in the know what to look out for in our next opponent. Ahead of this week’s visit to Salt Lake, we talk with Matt Montgomery (@TheCrossbarRSL) of RSL Soapbox to check in on how another team moves on from Mike Petke OaM: New York kept close tabs on what happened with your previous coach, and know that Salt Lake are starting the season with Freddy Juarez installed as permanent manager. Have you guys noticed any significant changes to the team’s play since...
Once A Metro Mar 5, 2020
Red Bulls Prepare for RSL

Red Bulls Prepare for RSL

Real Salt LAke players chatting about the Draw in Orlando | James Gilbert-USA TODAY Sports The Red Bulls begin a three game road trip as they start in the Rocky Mountains at Real Salt Lake You always want to have a positive start for a brand new season in Major League Soccer, and the Red Bulls are no strangers when it comes to having a solid start beginning to a brand new year. While having some questions answered, there are going to be some issues that pop up during the match, while it was a tale of two halves the Red Bulls found a way to secure the full three points. But now they have...
Once A Metro Mar 4, 2020
Red Bulls linked with French left back Pendant

Red Bulls linked with French left back Pendant

Photo by Aude Alcover/Icon Sport via A flurry of rumors Wednesday morning had RBNY closing on the signing of French left fullback Jason Pendant from Ligue 2 side Sochaux. Ce n’est pas encore totalement fait mais Jason Pendant (Sochaux) est en négociations avancées avec RB New-York #Mercato #rmclive— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) March 3, 2020 @redbull Continuez, vous êtes détestés PARTOUT. Vous ne savez que piller les clubs formateurs.Vos clubs en carton @RBLeipzig_Fr @RBSalzburgBR @RBNewsNetwork... sont 1 fléau qui vide les jeunes talents quand des clubs comme le...
Once A Metro Mar 2, 2020
Florian Valot finds success in first match back.

Florian Valot finds success in first match back.

Florian Valot gets his first positive back from ACL rehab. | USA TODAY Sports A successful return for Valot after two reconstructive knee surgeries for the French Midfielder Sunday afternoon is what we expected from him when he finally got back out there on the pitch at Red Bull Arena. What we saw was a year and a half of hard work for Florian Valot as he made his return again in a New York Red Bulls kit. In the sunshine looking down through the roof at the cathedral of football, we saw a full 90 minutes of Valot making runs, plays and setting up teammates who converted their chances...
Once A Metro Mar 2, 2020
Player Ratings: Cincinnati, March 1st

Player Ratings: Cincinnati, March 1st

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via David Jensen - 6.5 Jensen was mobile and communicative in the back and even wore a neat hat for the second half. Though he was nutmegged after being hung out to dry for Jurgen Locadia’s debut goal, Jensen largely neutralized Cincinnati’s isolated breakouts. Kyle Duncan - 8 Another eventful performance from the right back, who found plenty of space in the attack as Cincinnati became bunched and confused in the middle. Duncan made up for an early muffed finish by scoring the opener on a similar play. Though his touch and passing was...
Once A Metro Mar 1, 2020
Valot’s two assists gives Red Bulls Three Points

Valot’s two assists gives Red Bulls Three Points

Valot’s two assists helps in a win | Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports A fantastic opening half and two assists from Florian Valot gives the Red Bulls the first win of the new season. It was a beautiful sunny day at Red Bull Arena, with a crisp cold wind in the air. But it’s typical weather to open a brand new season as this was a celebration of a quarter of a century for the club and the league its self. After the first 90 minutes of the season was under their belts, the New York Red Bulls took the full three points as they defeated FC Cincinnati by a final of three goals to two. The...
Once A Metro Feb 29, 2020
The Case For Armas Out

The Case For Armas Out

Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Brit Byrd of View From 202 reflects on the first full season under the Red Bulls manager and explores why many fans feel he should be firmly in the hot seat heading into 2020 It’s not at all hot air. Last season on my podcast View From 202 we bemoaned the management of the team a lot, eventually culminating in a clear and simple rallying cry: Armas Out. But so far, “Armas Out” has been a literal rallying cry from the stands of RBA and the mics of the smaller podcasts, but one largely ignored or challenged by those with larger platforms. I haven’t...
Once A Metro Feb 28, 2020
Kaku: The Art Of Nutmegging

Kaku: The Art Of Nutmegging

Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via RBNY’s poetically-minded playmaker sits down in Arizona with OaM’s own profe Juan Mesa to offer his thoughts on the aesthetics of soccer’s most devastating move Since 2015 New York Red Bulls supporters have been spoiled with nutmegging artists on the field. It all started with Glen Cove’s son Mike Grella, who left us one for the ages when he megged Frank Lampard during a home Hudson Derby in 2015. Lampard hasn’t been this disappointed since he faced off against Mike Grella. pic.twitter.com/NMuUUimlFY— ONCE A METRO (@Once_A_Metro) May 27,...
Once A Metro Feb 28, 2020
Sean Davis Picked as the New Captain of the Red Bulls

Sean Davis Picked as the New Captain of the Red Bulls

Sean Davis is the first home geown player to wear the Captain’s Armband | USA TODAY Sports Sean Davis becomes the first home grown player of the Red Bulls to wear the Captain’s Armband The Red Bulls Off-Season was going to be an interesting one as now former Captain Luis Robles was let go and joined expansion side Inter Miami, who was the next veteran to wear the Captain to wear the armband? At Media Day at Red Bull Arena Head Coach, Chris Armas gave his thoughts on the upcoming season and then threw out a big surprise to the New York Media on the new Captain of the Club. “What a...

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