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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union during the first half at Talen Energy Stadium. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union during the first half at Talen Energy Stadium. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two late goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Sunday.

Wright-Phillips put a sliding one-touch, off a cross from Kemar Lawrence, into the net from a step inside the 6-yard box in the 87th minute to give the Red Bulls (7-7-2) a 1-0 lead. It was New York's first road goal since Wright-Phillips scored in the 13th minute of a 4-1 loss at Houston on April 1, snapping a drought of more than 520 minutes. He added his eighth of the season in the second minute of stoppage time.

Philadelphia (4-7-4) played a man down after Derrick Jones was given a straight red card for a foul on Felipe Martins in the 53rd minute.

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New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles defends against a shot at goal during the first half against Los Angeles Galaxy at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles defends against a shot at goal during the first half against Los Angeles Galaxy at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Romain Alessandrini scored two early goals a minute apart and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat New York 3-1 on Sunday night, ending the Red Bulls' 19-game home unbeaten streak.

Los Angeles (3-5-2), which had scored the first goal just once this season and had only scored three times in the first half, led 2-0 before the game was 10 minutes old.

Alessandrini drew a foul from Daniel Royer out of box right and put the free kick inside the far post in the eighth minute when goalkeeper Luis Robles was caught leaning the wrong way as Jelle Van Damme raced cross his vision for a possible redirect.

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(Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Morris drew a penalty to set up the first goal, scored on a header in the 66th minute to give Seattle the lead, and the Sounders celebrated last year's MLS Cup title with a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

More than 45,000 turned out for Seattle's home opener and were rewarded by goals from Clint Dempsey on a penalty kick, Morris' finish off a beautiful buildup and Harry Shipp's redirected goal off Joevin Jones' shot in the 79th minute.

Morris drew the penalty that led to Dempsey's second goal of the season when he was tripped in the box in the 27th minute by Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis RoblesBradley Wright-Phillips pulled New York even in the 57th minute with a header off the inside of the far post, but Morris' first goal of the year proved to be the game-winner.

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Mar 11, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrate after a goal during first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrate after a goal during first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Robles had a shutout in his MLS record-setting 143rd consecutive start and an own goal was the only score in the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

The Rapids (1-1) allowed the fewest goals last season - 32- and blanked the New England Revolution last week. But a cross deflected off Colorado's Eric Miller past goalkeeper Tim Howard shortly before the end of the first half for the own goal

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) is greeted by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) during the 2nd half against the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) is greeted by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) during the 2nd half against the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)

Sacha KljestanDax McCarty, and Luis Robles have been named to the U.S. Men's National Team January Camp by head coach Bruce Arena.

Players will report to the National Training Center on January 10.

Kljestan, McCarty, and Robles are among 32 players, representing 15 different Major League Soccer clubs, invited to the January Camp.

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A general view of Red Bulls Arena during the game between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. (Vincent Carchietta)
A general view of Red Bulls Arena during the game between the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. (Vincent Carchietta)

The New York Red Bulls announced the list of players they are protecting in advance of the MLS Expansion Draft. 

The 11 players are Luis RoblesRyan MearaKemar LawrenceDax McCartySacha KljestanFelipeMike GrellaDaniel RoyerGonzalo VeronAurelien Collin and Bradley Wright-Phillips. The club's six Homegrown players are automatically protected.

New MLS sides Atlanta United and Minnesota United will each select five players on Tuesday, December 13th. Only one player can be selected from each team.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Dax McCarty, Felipe, Gonzalo Veron, Kemar Lawrence, Luis Robles, Mike Grella, Ryan Meara, Sacha Kljestan, Brendan Joseph
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New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) is greeted by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) during the 2nd half against the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) is greeted by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) during the 2nd half against the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. (Vincent Carchietta)

Last week, Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as the head coach and technical director of the United States men's national team. While he expanded the national team pool, there have been criticisms made of his inability to call up certain players, especially those in MLS who could potentially help.

Bruce Arena was hired to replace Klinsmann. The 65-year old American is returning to the position he held from 1998 through 2006, a tenure that includes a trip to the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals. Arena has not shied away from his appreciation of the domestic player pool, and several Red Bulls players could benefit.

1) Sacha Kljestan

Sacha Kljestan worked his way into the national team picture at the end of Klinsmann's tenure. After being banished for two years, he received a fortuitous call up in September and thrived in friendlies. Despite playing very limited minutes in November's World Cup Qualifiers, he will most likely continue to be a key piece for the USMNT going forward.

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New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) looks on during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) looks on during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. (Derik Hamilton)

Major League Soccer announced that Luis Robles is a finalist for the 2016 Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year. The New York Red Bulls goalkeeper led MLS in wins (16) and shutouts (11). 

Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union) and Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids) were also nominated. The finalists were the leading vote getters from a group comprised of current players, club staff, and media members. The winner will be announced on November 17th.

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 (Eric Bolte)
(Eric Bolte)

The New York Red Bulls opened the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs with a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo on Sunday. They had several chances to score, but were unable to convert any of their opportunities. The Red Bulls now need at least two goals in the home leg on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.Despite the loss, the team is staying optimistic about their performance."It was basically one play that cost us even though we had what I thought was a good control of the match," manager Jesse Marsch said. "Even though we had some really good advantages, we couldn't convert any of them."

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

The New York Red Bulls played Antigua FC to a scoreless draw at the Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City on Tuesday. With the point, the Red Bulls clinched first place in Group F and advance to the quarterfinal round.

Gonzalo Veron had the match's best scoring opportunity when his chip hit the post in the 8th minute.

The Red Bulls' next match is on Saturday, October 1 against the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena.

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 (Watchara Phomicinda)
(Watchara Phomicinda)

Fresh off a hard fought 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution, the New York Red Bulls are headed across the country to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

With seven regular season matches remaining, the Red Bulls find themselves in a comfortable third place in the Eastern Conference. They're only three points out of the top spot, while currently enjoying a nine-match unbeaten streak.

It's been a tumultuous season due to a succession of devastating injuries and disastrous collapses, but the Red Bulls have weathered most of the storms. Damien Perrinelle and Dax McCarty appear to have made successful returns from injury, which will enable the club to put its best foot forward in the CONCACAF Champions League and MLS Cup Playoffs.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Dax McCarty, Gonzalo Veron, Luis Robles, Sacha Kljestan, Sean Davis, Brendan Joseph
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 (Russell Isabella)
(Russell Isabella)

The New York Red Bulls opened their four-match road trip with a disappointing defeat to Real Salt Lake, giving up two second half goals. Even though they lost in frustrating fashion, the team isn't pointing fingers or searching for answers.

Head coach Jesse Marsch was pleased with his team's effort in Utah.

"I'm really happy with how the guys played and they threw a lot at it," Marsch said in his post-match press conference. "All in all, I'm really happy with the overall effort and really disappointed for them that we didn't get the result because I think for them they put a lot in to it and it would have been nice to reward them."

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New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) greets fans after the game against the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. (David Butler II)
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) greets fans after the game against the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. (David Butler II)

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles has been nominated for the ESPY award for Best MLS Player. 

Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact) and Kei Kamara (New England Revolution) are also in contention.

Fans can place their vote for the award online

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe Martins (8) in action during the 1st half against the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. New York won, 3-0. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe Martins (8) in action during the 1st half against the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. New York won, 3-0. (Vincent Carchietta)

New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe and forward Mike Grella were named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 15, the MLS announced on Monday.

Felipe had a 83% passing accuracy last week, in addition to two interceptions. In 14 games this season, Felipe has three goals, three assists, and 11 shots on goal.

Grella scored two goals on three shots this past week, while also creating three chances for the Red Bulls. On the season, Grella has six goals, three assists, and 12 shots on goal.

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New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch smiles after goal by New York Red Bulls forward Mike Grella (not pictured) during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch smiles after goal by New York Red Bulls forward Mike Grella (not pictured) during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)

After a horrible start to the season, the New York Red Bulls are beginning to resemble the team that had the MLS's best regular-season record last season.

With a win over Chicago on Wednesday night, the defending Supporters' Shield winners have posted a 3-1-1 record in their past five games.

It follows a confusing start in which the team lost six of seven games despite having returned roughly the same team, with the big exception being defender Matt Miazga.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl (19) passes the ball as Philadelphia Union defender Raymon Gaddis (28) defends during the second half at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. (Kim Klement)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl (19) passes the ball as Philadelphia Union defender Raymon Gaddis (28) defends during the second half at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. (Kim Klement)

The New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday night in preseason action.

From the Red Bulls:

Red Bulls' captain Dax McCarty played the first 45 minutes before being replaced by second-year Homegrown player Sean Davis.

 

Sacha Kljestan played 56 minutes before taking a knock. He was replaced by Homegrown signingAlex Muyl.

 

Gideon Baah and Ronald Zubar started for New York at center back, shutting down the first-choice Union attack and limiting the chances on Luis Robles.

 

Robles played the full 90 minutes in goal and was solid when called upon, including making a one-on-one save on Ilsinho in the 26th minute.

This was New York's final preseason game against an MLS team. They will face NASL's Jacksonville Armada before their season opener at home on Sunday, March 6, against Toronto FC.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips (98) advances the ball during second half of MLS Playoffs game at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips (98) advances the ball during second half of MLS Playoffs game at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray)

The New York Red Bulls have signed midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips to an MLS contract.

They also agreed to new multi-year contracts for midfielders Mike Grella, Sal Zizzo and goalkeeper Luis Robles, the team announced.

"We are happy to bring Shaun back and to sign three of our key core players to new multi-year contracts," Sporting Director Ali Curtis said in a statement.

From the Red Bulls:

Wright-Phillips re-signs with New York after not having his option picked up at the end of last season. Shaun is the brother of Red Bulls' striker Bradley Wright-Phillips. The two reunited with the Red Bulls for the first time since playing together for Manchester City in 2004. A native of London, England, Shaun Wright-Phillips appeared in 12 games for New York in 2015 after signing in July, scoring one goal and one assist. He previously spent time with Queens Park Rangers (2011-15), Manchester City (1999-05, 2008-11) and Chelsea (2005-08) in the Premier League.
He totaled 36 caps and six goals with England's national team from 2004-10 and was on England's final 23-man roster in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He appeared in England's first two games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup against the United States and Algeria.

Robles was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year after setting new club marks for single-season wins, career wins and career shutouts. Robles recorded all 18 of New York's league wins in 2016, more than any other goalkeeper in 2016, and extended his iron man streak to 106 consecutive league starts and full 90 minutes played for the Red Bulls, the second-longest such streak in league history.
Robles was also named the goalkeeper for the MLS Best XI. He became the club's all-time shutouts leader in August with back-to-back shutout wins over New York City FC and Toronto FC. He became the franchise's all-time wins leader on October 18, earning his 49th career win for New York in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia. Robles finished the year with 50 career regular season wins and 28 shutouts for New York.

Grella, a Long Island native, signed with the Red Bulls ahead of 2015 after a preseason trial. Grella appeared in 33 of the 34 regular season games, recording nine goals, third most on the club, and seven assists, fourth most among all Red Bulls.
Grella signed with Leeds United in 2009 and spent time with several European clubs before returning to the U.S. and signing with the Carolina RailHawks of the NASL in 2014.

Zizzo was acquired by New York prior to the 2015 season from New York City FC, in a deal that sent goalkeeper Ryan Meara to NYC FC on season-long loan. Zizzo appeared in 22 games for the Red Bulls, starting 10 and adding two assists. He began the season as a winger and transitioned to right back after starter Chris Duvall was lost to injury.
Zizzo, drafted by Chivas USA in 2010, spent time with Portland and Sporting Kansas City before landing in New York.
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Nov 22, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam (10) and Columbus Crew SC defender Waylon Francis (14) battle for the ball in the second half in leg one of the Eastern Conference championship at Mapfre Stadium. Crew SC won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Nov 22, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam (10) and Columbus Crew SC defender Waylon Francis (14) battle for the ball in the second half in leg one of the Eastern Conference championship at Mapfre Stadium. Crew SC won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Justin Meram had the fastest goal in MLS Cup playoff history, Kei Kamara also scored and the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Sunday night in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals.

Meram opened the scoring at the 9-second mark. Kamara had a glancing header off a long ball, Ethan Finlay ran it down but lost control between two defenders and Meram sent the loose ball home.

Kamara scored in the 85th minute. Cedrick used individual skill to beat three defenders in the box and sent a difficult-angled shot off the hand of goalkeeper Luis Robles. Kamara was left alone at the far post for an easy tap in.

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(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) The Red Bulls' Luis Robles has been voted Major League Soccer's Goalkeeper of the Year.


The 31-year-old Robles led MLS goalkeepers with 18 wins, including nine shutouts, as New York finished with MLS's best regular-season record.


He received 84 percent of a possible 300 percent in weighted ballots added from team, media and player votes, the league said Thursday. Vancouver's David Ousted was second with 74 percent and D.C. United's Bill Hamid - last year's winner - was third with 51 percent.

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