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Fire 2-2 Red Bulls: White strikes late again to earn draw in Chicago

Fire 2-2 Red Bulls: White strikes late again to earn draw in Chicago

Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports It was Brian White to the rescue again as the local-born striker opportunistically equalized for New York for the second week in a row The New York Red Bulls once again found a way to earn points on the road in this four-match unbeaten streak as they got another late draw in second-half stoppage time. Brian White saved the day once again with another magical moment to steal a point from the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field. Marc Rzatkowski ripped a long ball that deflected off Mauricio Pineda but still traveled towards the Chicago net. Then after unsuccessful...
16 hours ago
Red Bulls hope to douse Fire in Chicago

Red Bulls hope to douse Fire in Chicago

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via With four games remaining, New York hunts for points in the Windy City The New York Red Bulls are on good form right now on this three-match unbeaten streak, with four games remaining in this abbreviated regular season. The team will try to add on another positive result Saturday night as they travel to the Windy City and take on the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field. The Fire have returned to play inside the city at their original home after playing at Toyota Park in Bridgeview since 2006. The team has had an inconsistent first season under Swiss...
Oct 21, 2020
Which Red Bulls II players will shine in the Struber era?

Which Red Bulls II players will shine in the Struber era?

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via The Austrian’s background in the Red Bull system could mean fresh opportunities soon for New York’s top reserves “When you lose your head coach, it’s now everyone playing for their jobs,” Tim Parker said after the New York Red Bulls’ 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union in September. Parker was right, especially with Gerhard Struber coming in as the New York Red Bulls’ new head coach. With the team rotating the roster and evaluating talent while waiting for Struber’s full installation, everyone is back on the starting line in the...
Oct 19, 2020
Red Bulls Round-Up: October 19, 2020

Red Bulls Round-Up: October 19, 2020

Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Gerhard Struber prepares for his big move, Cristian Cásseres earns rave reviews for Venezuela, and Josh Sims finds a new gig in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Round-Up presented by Once a Metro. Every pizza requires certain ingredients, or at least substitutions for these key parts. There’s a crust, sauce, cheese, seasonings, and maybe some toppings. This weekly news post has the same construction. The introduction is the foundational crust upon which the interesting part rests. The sauce is the direct news about the club. The...
Oct 19, 2020
Brian White strike saves a point against Orlando

Brian White strike saves a point against Orlando

Brian White scores the Game Tying Goal against Orlando City | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Striker’s late finish off of loose ball from corner earns 1-1 draw For once it was New York Red Bulls who were able to score late and thwart Orlando City in a 1-1 draw. In second-half stoppage time, Brian White scored a quick turnaround shot was able to defeat Brian Rowe to the back post and the home side celebrated the big moment as if it were a victory against the high-flying Orlando team undefeated in two months. After Jared Stroud took the corner kick, Orlando City cleared it away,...
Oct 18, 2020
Red Bulls hope for revenge as Orlando visits

Red Bulls hope for revenge as Orlando visits

Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports New York looks to avenge 3-1 loss in Florida earlier this month New York Red Bulls fans have a lot to be excited about coming off a successful two-match road trip. A tight victory over Atlanta United followed by a draw against league leaders Toronto FC in Connecticut has the team in a positive step as it awaits the arrival of new manager Gerhard Struber. Righfully gaining much of the attention in the last week has been Caden Clark, whose well-taken goals were the difference in the road trip’s positive results. “Caden is a talent. That’s what we’ve...
Oct 16, 2020
The Struber Identity: personality and man management

The Struber Identity: personality and man management

Photo by MB Media/ In the final segment of our five-part series about the background of new Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber, we take a closer look at the man himself While it may not the exact type of expensive transfer many New York Red Bulls fans frequently call for, the club paid a release clause to acquire their new manager Gerhard Struber from Barnsley FC of the English second division. The reported $2.5 million fee may seem high, but it’s motivated by a long-held institutional belief in the organization that the manager should be one of the most highly paid members of the...
Oct 15, 2020
The Struber Obsession: set pieces

The Struber Obsession: set pieces

Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/ In part four of our examination of incoming manager Gerhard Struber, we look at the Austrian’s enterprising approach to dead ball situations Much of the Red Bull ethos is centered on exploiting an advantage, finding market inefficiencies unexplored by other clubs. Unproven youngsters, players with extreme physical traits, young coaches signed years in advance - Red Bull has made a cottage industry (increasingly become one of global football’s empires) out of making the most of areas many football operations neglect. In terms of unglamorous on-field...
Oct 15, 2020
Clark golazo gives Red Bulls draw with Toronto

Clark golazo gives Red Bulls draw with Toronto

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports An even more impressive goal from the 17-year-old substitute splits the points in Hartford New York Red Bulls youngster Caden Clark came up big once again as he converted a spectacular equalizer against league leaders Toronto FC as the Red Bulls leave Rentschler Field in Hartford with a 1-1 draw. The match was leveled at one a piece in the 77th minute as Clark cleanly received a ball from Marc Rzatkowski and turned, unleashing a powerful strike that left Toronto goalie Quentin Westberg with no chance. Daniel Royer placed his hands to his head in disbelief...
Oct 14, 2020
The Struber Storm: attacking and possession

The Struber Storm: attacking and possession

Newly-hired Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber (left) discusses the intricacies of attacking with legendary striker Wayne Rooney of Derby County earlier this year | Photo by James Williamson - AMA/ In part three of our breakdown of Gerhard Struber’s coaching style, we discuss how he likes his team to play once they’ve done the hard part of winning the ball back As expected from anyone with Red Bull leanings, Gerhard Struber’s Wolfsberger and Barnsley teams played quickly and directly but with composure and control. A cursory viewing of Barnsley’s matches could yield an opinion...
Oct 14, 2020
Red Bulls visit Toronto FC in Hartford

Red Bulls visit Toronto FC in Hartford

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Team plays its first ever competitive match in Connecticut as Toronto hosts in temporary digs It will be a slightly shorter road trip this week than the New York Red Bulls are used to. They will take on Toronto FC Wednesday night, but instead of flying into Canada, the Red Bulls will take a bus trip to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Due to logistical difficulties to international travel posed by covid-19 precautions, Toronto has been playing its home games there since the full resume of MLS league play, and tonight’s match marks the...
Oct 13, 2020
Bernd Eibler announced as first member of Struber bench staff

Bernd Eibler announced as first member of Struber bench staff

26-year old Berndt Eibler (left) has joined Red Bulls as an assistant coach | Photo by Michael Baldauf/SEPA.Media / 26-year-old Austrian with background in amateur management and video analysis is first addition to Gerhard Struber’s coaching unit On Tuesday New York Red Bulls announced the hiring of Bernd Eibler as an assistant coach. The 26-year-old native of Wiener Neustadt, Austria had been working as a video analyst and assistant coach with SV Mattersburg before the Austrian first division club folded in August of this year due to financial difficulty. NEWS: New York Red Bulls...
Oct 13, 2020
The Struber Resistance: pressing and defending

The Struber Resistance: pressing and defending

Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/ In part two of our week-long analysis of the next Red Bulls boss, we examine his interpretation of the energy in “energy drink soccer” If you’ve followed New York Red Bulls long enough you’ve almost certainly heard the words: “The system is the star.” To be fair, it’s a system with a demonstrated history of success in Major League Soccer, with Jesse Marsch’s infamous desire to play “like an energy drink” leading to two regular season titles over the last five years. As noted by much of the introductory press around his hire by New...
Oct 12, 2020
The Struber variation: formation and transfers

The Struber variation: formation and transfers

Photo by Mike Hewitt/ In the first of our five-part preview of new Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber’s managerial approach, we look at the types of players the Austrian likes to use and how he uses them The hiring of Gerhard Struber by New York Red Bulls was followed by the somewhat deflating news that the 43-year-old Austrian would not be joining the club for several weeks. Any hopes for an immediate takeover were dashed by the realities of immigration law and covid-19 quarantine, with six-to-eight weeks being the general party line on his arrival. While Bradley Carnell has been a...
Oct 12, 2020
Red Bulls Round-Up: October 12, 2020

Red Bulls Round-Up: October 12, 2020

Photo by Mike Stobe/ for New York Red Bulls Barnsley fans lament loss of Gerhard Struber, Cristian Cásseres gets his first Venezuela cap, and Amando Moreno switches international allegiance in this week’s links Welcome to the Red Bulls Round-Up presented by Once a Metro. This site’s management doesn’t want me to write these weekly news posts. They tell me that the readers don’t deserve to be briefed on obscure Red Bulls knowledge, collected from one corner of the globe to the next and delivered fresh to your internet doorstep every Monday morning. I fight against this edict,...