Nov 6, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) celebrate after being awarded a penalty kick during the first half \A| at Red Bull Arena. Montreal won, 3-1. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 6, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) celebrate after being awarded a penalty kick during the first half \A| at Red Bull Arena. Montreal won, 3-1. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

In this edition of Penalty Shots, Once a Metro managing editor Austin Fido joins us for a discussion about the upcoming MLS offseason, RBNY's goals for 2017, and the Gonzalo Veron question.

Aaron Bauer: There are only two MLS Games left in 2016. Immediately after that, we enter the wacky, totally ridiculous part of MLS -- the offseason. There are three drafts this year, two of which could see the Red Bulls lose players. Of those two, the most important is obviously the expansion draft. MLS is seeing Atlanta and Minnesota United join this year, and each team will have the opportunity to pick 5 players from various MLS franchises. Teams will be able to protect all homegrown players and 11 players under contract. In theory there should be some MLS starters available for each team to stock up on. Now, the question begs: will the Red Bulls protect designated player Gonzalo Veron?

Veron joined the team midway through the 2015 season and has seen his ups and downs. When he is on the field he has shown his talent, but rarely does he get that opportunity. The "should Veron start," question has been debated at length, but is there a real risk that he could be taken by Atlanta or Minnesota? Both teams have open Designated Player spots, and Atlanta has an Argentinian manager in Tata Martino. Austin, should the Red Bulls protect Veron at the expense of other players?

Austin Fido: I think they should not. Over a season and a half, all I have seen is evidence that the team can't figure out where Veron fits in the lineup. It wanted to start 2016 with him at the center of a remodeled formation, but he got hurt and the team got into difficulties - and by the time he got fit again, there was a settled lineup that was more or less delivering the required results. It happens. There isn't room in the side for every player, even very good ones.

Looking ahead, the roster has Daniel Royer lined up as a senior attacking player who looks capable of playing either flank. It would be weird if the coaching staff backed away from Alex Muyl - whatever you or I might think of him, he's done what was asked of him and he's got a lot of room to grow as a player if he keeps getting opportunities. And the team also has Derrick Etienne and Junior Flemmings coming through, as well as incumbent starter Mike Grella.

So, for me, it's time to cut losses, admit it hasn't worked out with Gonzalo, and move on. Hang Veron out there in the Expansion Draft and see if anyone picks him up.

But that's what I think they should do. What I think they will do is protect him.

Aaron: I am of two minds. Part of me thinks that there is already a handshake deal with Atlanta over Chris Duvall, a Georgia native, so this whole exercise is moot. I would hope that deal, which is pure speculation, is Atlanta takes a player from another MLS franchise and we trade Duvall for that player. With that Atlanta doesn't take any players from the Red Bulls to consummate that deal. I think Minnesota has too much to assemble before adding a player like Veron as a complementary piece to their attack.

That being said, Tata Martino is the wild card here. Veron fits his plans for the Atlanta franchise, and he is a relatively cheap Designated Player. If the Red Bulls leave him unprotected, I think he's the second pick by Atlanta, after a starting goalkeeper. The fit makes too much sense.

There is also the question of Austria here. The Red Bulls paid a transfer fee to get Veron, they probably don't want to lose him for nothing. I could understand MLS roster mechanisms forcing their hand if they just want to cut ties, but paying a few million for a player only to see an expansion team claim him does not seem like something Austria wants. I want to see Veron work with this team, but you're right. Life will move on without him.

Austin: I sort of expect Duvall to be protected precisely because he's too good for Atlanta to pass up if he's in the Draft - assuming ATL doesn't already have a back line figured out. A deal to render the whole expansion grab-bag exercise (mostly) moot makes a lot of sense, and wouldn't be a surprise at all.

But if the Red Bulls arrive in the Expansion Draft with nothing already worked out, I just can't find a way to protect Veron without risking someone (Duvall, Grella, one of our CBs) who is of greater value to Jesse Marsch and who would leave a bigger hole to fill. Personally, I think Marsch's greatest failing is not finding room in his team for Veron to date. But that's me. I've never won a Shield and back-to-back Eastern Conference titles.

If they protect Veron, the front office is getting very close to telling Jesse to put him in the team next year, which seems to run against the general RalfBall philosophy. Ralf himself has spent significant money on players that didn't work out - he sent us one this season: Omer Damari.

But you raise a good point: letting Veron go, or even leaving him unprotected, will be admitting failure. And maybe the front office doesn't want to admit it made some poor choices with regard to signing a player the head coach didn't really know how to work with - and that is indeed why I expect them to protect him. But they should let him go. He's a good player. Let him go play for a team that wants what he has to give.

Aaron: For your last point, living in Atlanta, it would be nice to see Veron get consistent playing time for 17 games in person. I think he and Tata Martino could take over MLS, which some of our friends thought he would do with Jesse Marsch. If there is no handshake deal, Atlanta is all but certain to take Veron. I don't want to lose him for nothing. I hope they protect him.

This offseason is a mystery to me. Last year, the goal was to keep the team the same. They did, and well the results were predictably the same. I wonder if there is a worry of stagnation, and we could see Grella left unprotected to shake things up. I could see him being very useful in Minnesota, and I thank him for his two solid years of service for us. I'd like to see Royer get more playing time, and we have a quadruple burden this year. We are going to need some serious depth, Grella is replaceable, Veron is not, let's find out about Royer.

Speaking of which, I am still upset that we are doing this Desert Diamond Cup right during the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. I don't know if this is a ploy to get NYRB II playing high-level preseason competition, or a sign that we are not taking the CCL as seriously as the quotes are to be believed. Frankly, I need to see what kind of players we sign this offseason to have any idea the direction this season is going to go. What is the goal? Besides winning two playoff series of course.

Austin: Quick point of information, just to get it into the discussion - if Veron has a no-trade clause in his contract, he's protected. And that's that. And maybe all the RBNY talk of sticking with him is precisely because they know he can't be traded on a whim and. ... well, he's not been given the chance to make himself attractive to other clubs anyway.

To your last question: I think the goal should always be to win a trophy. Yes, you want to win THE trophy. RBNY is in MLS. MLS teams try to win MLS Cup. Those are the rules that define the club's existence. But the every-season ambition has to be to win a trophy: Open Cup, MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield, or CCL. More than one, ideally. One at minimum.  

I'd be surprised if they plug it quite as ham-fistedly as they did last year, but I'm sure the broader strategic goal is more "sophistication." There is a lot more the team can be doing tactically, and I'm guessing they'll come up with a new plan for trying to add the variation they need to succeed. Over in Leipzig, Ralph Hasenhuttl has said his team has the ability to adapt tactically to almost any opponent. It is possible to play RalfBall and play intelligent, flexible soccer. Indeed, that is sort of the stated goal of the RB Soccer brains trust. So I think RBNY will work hard on developing greater fluidity and flexibility - they just might not say that's what they are doing quite so stridently this time around.


Sep 17, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams (4) races for the ball against Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong (17) during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 17, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams (4) races for the ball against Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong (17) during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Andre Blake made eight saves for Philadelphia and the Union and the New York Red Bulls played to a scoreless draw Sunday.

Philadelphia (8-12-9) and New York (12-10-6) are both winless in five straight games.

 

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Sep 9, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) kicks the ball away from the goal against the Chicago Fire during the second half at Toyota Park. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Sep 9, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) kicks the ball away from the goal against the Chicago Fire during the second half at Toyota Park. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

The New York Red Bulls will look to build momentum for their approaching U.S. Open Cup Final when they host the Philadelphia Union on Sunday afternoon.

After winning four times in the league in July, coach Jesse Marsch's Red Bulls (12-10-5, 41 points) have only one victory in their last six matches. They entered the weekend still in sixth place, five points ahead of Montreal and above the playoff line after three consecutive draws.

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Jul 13, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) plays the ball in front of New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) during the second half of the New York Red Bulls 1-0 win over the New England Revolution at Jordan Field. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Jul 13, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) plays the ball in front of New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) during the second half of the New York Red Bulls 1-0 win over the New England Revolution at Jordan Field. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

Nemanja Nikolic tied it in the 66th minute and the Chicago Fire held on for a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

Michael de Leeuw squared Johan Kappelhof's deep ball with a flick pass across the top of the 6-yard box and Nikolic connected with a header down into the middle of the net for the Fire (13-9-6).

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Sep 2, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (25) battles for the ball with New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) during the second half at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports  (Kevin Jairaj)
Sep 2, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman (25) battles for the ball with New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) during the second half at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Mauro Diaz scored on a penalty kick in the 75th minute and 10-man FC Dallas salvaged a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.

Luis Robles guessed the right direction, but Diaz powered it past with enough height to stay out of the goalkeeper's reach.

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The Red Bulls couldn't secure a victory as they played New York City FC to a draw in the NY Derby, 1-1, at Red Bull Arena Friday night. 

The visiting NYCFC got on the scoreboard first as David Villa found Maxi Moralez in the box to score in the 56th minute. It was Moralez's fourth goal of the year. 

However, the Red Bulls would tie things up after Sacha Kljestan earned a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Gonzalo Veron would convert the shot to tie the game up. 

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Aug 12, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis (27) celebrates with teammates as Orlando City SC midfielder Kaka (10) looks away during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 12, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis (27) celebrates with teammates as Orlando City SC midfielder Kaka (10) looks away during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Sean Davis assisted on the go-ahead goal and added an insurance goal in the 80th minute to lift the New York Red Bulls to a contentious 3-1 win over Orlando City on Saturday night.

There were four yellow cards and Orlando's Kaka was given a red card in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

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General view of Red Bull Arena prior to the match between the New York Red Bulls and the Orlando City FC. (Vincent Carchietta)
General view of Red Bull Arena prior to the match between the New York Red Bulls and the Orlando City FC. (Vincent Carchietta)

The New York Red Bulls will attempt to bounce back from a deflating loss to their rivals on Saturday when they host new-look Orlando City SC at Red Bull Arena.

New York rallied from a 1-0 deficit with two goals to take the lead over New York City FC on Sunday, only to give up a pair of goals to David Villa and leave Yankee Stadium empty handed. The 3-2 loss snapped the four-game winning streak of the Red Bulls (11-9-2).

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New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles secures the ball against the New York City FC during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles secures the ball against the New York City FC during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

David Villa had his first MLS hat trick to help New York City FC beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Sunday night.

Villa's third goal gave New York City (12-7-4) the lead for good in the 75th minute. He drew a foul in the area when Sal Zizzo was shown a yellow card for a high boot and then converted from the spot.

Villa opened the scoring in the 28th, beating a charging Luis Robles 1-on-1 and tapping a left-footer into the open net.

Bradley Wright-Phillips took a pass Sean Davis cut left and scored from top of the box in 41st minute and rolled in a perfectly placed cross from Tyler Adams from just outside the 6-yard box to give the Red Bulls (11-9-2) a 2-1 lead in the 64th.

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Jun 24, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison (11) plays the ball against New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (USA Today)
Jun 24, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison (11) plays the ball against New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (USA Today)

The last time New York City FC faced its closest rivals, coach Patrick Vieira said his squad delivered a near-perfect performance in a 2-0 road win over the New York Red Bulls on June 24.

NYCFC (11-7-4) may need a repeat performance Sunday if it is to slow down the streaking Red Bulls.

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Jul 29, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Derrick Etienne (7) celebrates after his goal against the Montreal Impact during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Jul 29, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Derrick Etienne (7) celebrates after his goal against the Montreal Impact during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Daniel Royer had two goals, Michael Murillo had his first MLS goal and the New York Red Bulls beat the Montreal Impact 4-0 on Saturday night.

Royer has six goals in his last four games.

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Jul 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrates after the game against the Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)
Jul 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Red Bulls celebrates after the game against the Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)

The New York Red Bulls struggled out of the gate this season, but seemed to have found their stride in July.

The Red Bulls have won three straight MLS matches and five consecutive games overall. They'll look to keep the momentum going when the struggling Montreal Impact visit Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.

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Jul 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) shoots in the second half against the Minnesota United midfielder Ibson (7) at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)
Jul 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) shoots in the second half against the Minnesota United midfielder Ibson (7) at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Daniel Royer had a goal and an assist and the New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Saturday.

New York (10-8-2) has won three consecutive road matches for the first time since 2013 and three in a row overall.

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Jul 19, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) celebrates with midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) and midfielder Sean Davis (27) after scoring a goal against San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (1) during second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 19, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) celebrates with midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) and midfielder Sean Davis (27) after scoring a goal against San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (1) during second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Daniel Royer scored twice in a minute span late in the New York Red Bulls' 5-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

Royer scored in the 90th and 91st minutes. He has seven goals this season.

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Jul 13, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) plays the ball in front of New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) during the second half of the New York Red Bulls 1-0 win over the New England Revolution at Jordan Field. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Jul 13, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) plays the ball in front of New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar (19) during the second half of the New York Red Bulls 1-0 win over the New England Revolution at Jordan Field. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

Two original MLS teams clash when the San Jose Earthquakes visit the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, N.J., on Wednesday.

The two sides were part of the 10 original MLS clubs from the league's inaugural 1996 season when they were called the San Jose Clash and New York/New Jersey MetroStars.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates his winning goal during the second half of their 3-2 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates his winning goal during the second half of their 3-2 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Gonzalo Veron scored in the 90th minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 3-2 victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday night in the I-95 rivalry.

New York (8-8-2) is the first away team in the series to win since June 8, 2014. New England (5-9-5) lost its fourth consecutive game.

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Jun 28, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Salvatore Zizzo (15) reacts after making a penalty kick against Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
Jun 28, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Salvatore Zizzo (15) reacts after making a penalty kick against Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

If the New England Revolution are going to make a move out of 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings, now is the time.

The Revolution, who have lost three consecutive MLS games, play three straight at home, beginning Wednesday when the New York Red Bulls visit Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

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Jun 24, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison (11) plays the ball against New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (USA Today)
Jun 24, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York City FC midfielder Jack Harrison (11) plays the ball against New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) during the first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (USA Today)

NYCFC won for the first-time ever at Red Bull Arena in a 2-0 victory over the Red Bulls in the first edition of the Hudson River Derby of 2017.

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Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 87th minute against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday.  (Julio Cortez/AP)
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 87th minute against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final minutes against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, giving the Red Bulls a 2-0 win.

Elsewhere, Jacob deGrom homers, the Yankees drop their sixth straight, Eric Decker is now a Titan and the Rangers, Islanders and Devils announce their protected players list ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft. 

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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.

Tags: Bradley Wright Phillips, Felipe, Kemar Lawrence, Luis Robles, Philadelphia Union
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Jun 14, 2017; Kearny, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Aurelien Collin (78) advances the ball against New York City FC forward David Villa (7) during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
Jun 14, 2017; Kearny, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Aurelien Collin (78) advances the ball against New York City FC forward David Villa (7) during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Bulls defeated NYCFC, 1-0, in their U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday at Red Bull Arena. 

Daniel Royer put the Red Bulls on top with a goal inside the box in the 67th minute of action. Ryan Meara started for the Red Bulls in net and made three saves. 

Sean Johnson stopped three of four chances for NYCFC. 

The Red Bulls led in possession (57 to 43 percent) and had 16 shots to NYCFC's eight. 


May 19, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) and New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle (55) go after the ball during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
May 19, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) and New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle (55) go after the ball during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Benoit Cheyrou scored on a diving header in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Friday night, ending the Canadian team's franchise-record winning streak at six games.

Toronto FC (7-1-5) had three good scoring chances in the final 10 minutes for the first seven-game winning streak in the MLS since the 2012 season. Jozy Altidore's penalty kick was blocked by Luis Robles in the 81st minute. On the previous play, Altidore tried to chip the keeper but it went wide and Tosaint Ricketts was knocked down in the penalty area chasing the loose ball.

In the 84th minute, Ricketts controlled a long pass with his chest on a breakaway but his shot hit the crossbar. Then Ricketts appeared to score in the 89th but it was whistled back for an offside call.

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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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General view of Red Bull Arena prior to the match between the New York Red Bulls and the Orlando City FC. (Vincent Carchietta)
General view of Red Bull Arena prior to the match between the New York Red Bulls and the Orlando City FC. (Vincent Carchietta)

Getting off to a strong start has not been a strong point for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season.

The Galaxy have scored three goals before halftime through nine MLS matches, underscoring the offensive struggles that Los Angeles early in the season. It is also one key issue among many that has left the Galaxy just one point ahead of last-place Colorado in the Western Conference standings entering Sunday's match against the host New York Red Bulls.

In three of the four games that Los Angeles (2-5-2) has at least a point, the Galaxy needed second-half goals to secure a positive result -- including a two-goal rally to force a 2-2 draw with Chicago last Saturday.

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May 6, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong (17) controls the ball past New York Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo (62) during the second half at Talen Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
May 6, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong (17) controls the ball past New York Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo (62) during the second half at Talen Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) C.J. Sapong scored three times in 11 minutes late in the second half to help the Philadelphia Union win for the first time this season, 3-0 over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.

The floodgates opened for Philadelphia (1-4-4) in the 74th minute after New York's Aaron Long misplayed a header on a long ball. Sapong gathered the loose ball and drove inside the box before his shot deflected off Long's ankle over goalkeeper Luis Robles.

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May 3, 2017; Kansas City, KS, USA; New York Red Bulls defenseman Connor Lade (5) kicks the ball as Sporting KC forward Graham Zusi (8) defends during the second half at Children's Mercy Park. Sporting KC won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
May 3, 2017; Kansas City, KS, USA; New York Red Bulls defenseman Connor Lade (5) kicks the ball as Sporting KC forward Graham Zusi (8) defends during the second half at Children's Mercy Park. Sporting KC won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Dominic Dwyer scored two second-half goals, Tim Melia had his sixth shutout of the season and Sporting KC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Wednesday night.

Sporting KC (5-1-3) moved into first place in the Western Conference with its fourth straight win at home. New York (5-4-1) had its three-game winning streak snapped.

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Apr 15, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal against the D.C. United during the second half at Red Bull Arena. New York Red Bulls won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Apr 15, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal against the D.C. United during the second half at Red Bull Arena. New York Red Bulls won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The second-place teams in each conference square off in a critical midweek contest as Sporting Kansas City hosts the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night at Children's Mercy Park.

Sporting KC (4-1-3, 15 points) is fresh off a convincing 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Goalkeeper Tim Melia leads MLS in nearly every significant keeper stat, including clean sheets (five), goals allowed (three), goals allowed per game (0.38) and save percentage (83.3).

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Apr 29, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) battles Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty (6) for a ball during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Apr 29, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) battles Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty (6) for a ball during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Kemar Lawrence scored his first goal of the season in the 71st minute and the New York Red Bulls defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday night.

A long feed forward from Damien Perrinelle went off the foot of defender Luis Solignac to the streaking Lawrence, who beat keeper Jorge Bava low to the far corner as Solignac scrambled to recover.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) during the second half against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. (Derik Hamilton)

Dax McCarty returns to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., for the first time since being dealt to the Chicago Fire when the New York Red Bulls host Chicago on Saturday.

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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)

The Empire Supporters Club and Garden State Ultras will not have the opportunity to honor former New York Red Bulls captain Dax McCarty with a tifo demonstration.

Today, the ESC put out a statement, which the New York Red Bulls confirmed, stating the group had been sanctioned. The sanction prohibits the group from producing a tifo, overhead banner, or use smoke for the next two games.

In a statement, ESC said the sanction came "without warning," from the club, after it appeared no action would be taken from two "isolated incidents." 

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Apr 22, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) and Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful (25) collide going for the ball during first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 22, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Daniel Royer (77) and Columbus Crew defender Harrison Afful (25) collide going for the ball during first half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Luis Robles had two saves to earn his fourth shutout and Alex Muyl scored early to spark the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, leaving the teams tied atop the Eastern Conference standings.

The Red Bulls (4-3-1) are unbeaten in their last 18 regular-season home games, 15 of them wins and 12 shutouts, including four straight.

Robles went outside his box and met a streaking Justin Meram of Columbus (4-3-1), taking the shot off his face, with the ball deflecting out of play in the 38th minute. Early in the second half, Ola Kamara had a close-in shot that deflected off a defender's foot but Robles was there to snatch the ball away. >> Read more

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Jun 25, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall (25) and defender Connor Lade (5) during the second half against the Columbus Crew at Mapfre Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)
Jun 25, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall (25) and defender Connor Lade (5) during the second half against the Columbus Crew at Mapfre Stadium. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports (Joseph Maiorana)

The New York Red Bulls will look to stretch their home shutout streak to four games on Saturday night when they host the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

For the first time in club history the Red Bulls (3-3-1) have not allowed a goal at home through the first three games of a season. Luis Robles has recorded 28 of his 42 career clean sheets at the arena and owns a career 1.04 goals-against average at home.

New York is unbeaten in 17 consecutive regular-season home games (14 wins, three draws).

The Crew (4-2-1) lead the Eastern Conference.

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Apr 15, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal against the D.C. United during the second half at Red Bull Arena. New York Red Bulls won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Apr 15, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal against the D.C. United during the second half at Red Bull Arena. New York Red Bulls won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Alex Muyl and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored, Luis Robles had his third shutout of the season and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday night to end a four-game winless streak. >> Read more

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D.C. United visits Red Bull Arena Saturday night. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
D.C. United visits Red Bull Arena Saturday night. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)

Major League Soccer's longest-standing rivalry continues Saturday when D.C. United battles the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.

United holds a 34-25-12 advantage. But since the opening of Red Bull Arena in 2010, New York is 7-2-3 against D.C. and has shut out its rival in seven of the previous 12 matches at the arena.

The Red Bulls (2-3-1) have struggled to score goals in the first month of the season. Bradley Wright-Phillips, the Golden Boot leader the past two seasons, has struck just twice and midfielder Daniel Royer has the other goal. New York's other two goals have come via forced own goals.

The seven Red Bulls homegrown players on the 2017 roster combined for just 574 minutes through six games last season. In 2017, the same seven players have racked up 1,073 minutes, the most minutes for homegrown players on one club in MLS this year.

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Orlando City SC supporters celebrate after a goal against the New York Red Bulls in the first half at Orlando City Stadium. (Logan Bowles/USA TODAY Sports)
Orlando City SC supporters celebrate after a goal against the New York Red Bulls in the first half at Orlando City Stadium. (Logan Bowles/USA TODAY Sports)

Servando Carrasco scored on a header in the 34th minute to help Orlando City outlast the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Sunday.

The win is Orlando City's first against the Red Bulls since Sept. 2015. Orlando City (3-1-0) has won all three of its home games with its only defeat coming on the road last week against Columbus.

Orlando had several first half scoring opportunities before Carrasco finally broke through. In the 21st minute, Carrasco found Scott Sutter alone on the left wing barely outside the box, but the defenseman's shot sailed just over the goal.

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Red Bulls goalie Luis Robles punches the ball away during Saturday's match. (Adam Hunger)
Red Bulls goalie Luis Robles punches the ball away during Saturday's match. (Adam Hunger)

Coming off its first loss of the 2017 MLS season, Orlando City SC will be hoping to remain unbeaten at its new stadium on Sunday as it hosts the New York Red Bulls, a team that's winless in three games. 

Before its first loss of the season last weekend in Columbus, Orlando christened the new Orlando City Stadium with two victories and now looks to get on back on track against a Red Bulls team that has conceded seven goals in its current skid. 

 

 

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Apr 1, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl (19) chases the ball during the second half against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Apr 1, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Alex Muyl (19) chases the ball during the second half against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

HOUSTON (AP) Erick Torres scored three straight goals to break a 1-1 tie and lead Houston to a 4-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night. 

The Dynamos (3-1-0) have won three of four to open the season and have a plus-4 mark in goal differential (11-7). 

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored first for New York (2-2-1) to give the Red Bulls a brief 1-0 in the 13th minute. But Dylan Remick quickly answered with a header set up via an assist across the box from Alex one minute later to even the score. It was Remick's first career goal.  

Torres broke the tie in the 41st minute with his first goal, converting a penalty kick after Mauro Manotas was taken down in the box. Torres added his second in the 56th minute to effectively ice the game, gathering in a high arcing save off the hands of New York goalkeeper Luis Robles before firing it home. He sealed the hat trick on a free kick in the 91st minute. >> Read more

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New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) is congratulated by midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) after scoring a goal against the New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. ( Adam Hunger)

Bradley Wright-Phillips, who signed a new multi-year contract this week, returns to the stadium where he recorded many of his first offensive outputs when the New York Red Bulls face the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

Wright-Phillips, the top goal-scorer in MLS the past two seasons, notched his first assist at BBVA Compass Stadium against the host Dynamo in 2013 and then later scored his first MLS goal at the same location.

But he has had a tough go of it early on for the Red Bulls (2-1-1) as opposing teams have been physical in their defense. He has only one goal on five shots on target.

In four matches, teams have committed 54 fouls against the Red Bulls in a tactic that's designed to slow them down and take away any attacking momentum.

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Red Bulls goalie Luis Robles punches the ball away during Saturday's match. (Adam Hunger)
Red Bulls goalie Luis Robles punches the ball away during Saturday's match. (Adam Hunger)

Box score

Luis Robles made four saves to help the New York Red Bulls preserve a 0-0 MLS tie with Real Salt Lake Saturday in Harrison, N.J.

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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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New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan advances the ball against Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan advances the ball against Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna during second half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The Seattle Sounders will raise their first MLS Cup flag before Sunday's home opener with the New York Red Bulls at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders claimed the title with a win over Toronto FC in the 2016 championship game.

The Sounders (0-1-1) finished the 2016 season by winning nine of their last 11 MLS home games. They kept six clean sheets on that run.

Will Bruin's late equalizer last week against Montreal snapped a streak of 17 straight regular season appearances without a goal. Bruin has 51 MLS regular-season goals in 180 regular season appearances.

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New York Red Bulls fans cheer after a goal against the Colorado Rapids during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Red Bulls fans cheer after a goal against the Colorado Rapids during the first half at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Fredrik Gulbrandsen landed in New York, and less than 24 hours later he made his New York Red Bulls debut.

The Norweigan striker, who is joining the team on loan from Red Bull Salzburg, told reporters after the Red Bulls' 1-0 win over Colorado he felt he was familiar with the team's system. Like their New York counterparts, Salzburg plays a high pressing system, as part of the Red Bull global soccer system.

For Gulbrandsen, that allowed for a easy transition with his new club, allowing him to play close to 10 minutes less than a day after landing.

"I think we play very similar to the way Salzburg does so I think it will be easier for me to develop here and to get into the team," Gulbrandsen said. "I'm looking forward to getting to know all the guys and the club and looking forward to playing more."

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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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(William Hauser (USA Today))

Red Bulls defender Gideon Baah has been placed on the season-ending injury list, the team confirmed.

"After evaluating Gideon's progress, we have made the decision that we think is best," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. "This lets him focus on rehab with our medical staff. Our primary goal is making sure he has the time and resources to return to 100 percent health."

It was initially expected that Baah's recovery time would be five months.

Baah, who joined the Red Bulls last February from Finnish club HJK, suffered a broken tibia in July, which ended his season...

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis and midfielder Daniel Royer defend a shot from Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis and midfielder Daniel Royer defend a shot from Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

New York scored two second-half goals in a span of about 6 minutes and the Red Bulls rallied for a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night.

New York's comeback spoiled the inaugural Major League Soccer match for Atlanta United, the expansion team that had the support of a sellout crowd of 55,000.

Yamil Asad scored the first goal in Atlanta United history late in the first half for a 1-0 lead.

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Mar 2, 2017; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch signals from the sideline against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half at BC Place Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch signals from the sideline against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half at BC Place Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls open the MLS regular season on the road against the expansion Atlanta United at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium on Sunday, March 5. The club has gone through some changes during the offseason, trading captain Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire and replacing Sporting Director Ali Curtis with assistant coach Denis Hamlett.   

The Red Bulls got an early start to the 2017 season, falling 3-1 on aggregate to the Vancouver Whitecaps in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. It was an ugly home-and-away series featuring poor defending and several blown opportunities in front of goal. The home opener provides an immediate opportunity for the Red Bulls to turn things around instead of falling into another early season rut.

Atlanta is led by former Barcelona and Argentina manager Tata Martino and boasts a high flying roster of young Designated Players and strong veterans. While most expansion teams experience difficult first seasons, some pundits are predicting that that this squad could be strong enough to reach the playoffs.

Here are three storylines to keep an eye on heading into the match.

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 (DARRYL DYCK)
(DARRYL DYCK)

The New York Red Bulls were eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League following a 2-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday night.

The Red Bulls and Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Feb. 22, allowing Vancouver to clinch the semifinal berth by winning the aggregate, 3-1. This was the first Champions League competition for the Red BUlls.

New York allowed a goal to 16-year-old Alphonso Davies just five minutes into the match. Fredy Montero extended the lead for Vancouver with a score in the 76th minute.

The Red Bulls begin their MLS schedule Monday in Atlanta for the inaugural match for the league's new expansion team, Atlanta FC.

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( Adam Hunger)

To advance in the CONCACAF Champions League the Red Bulls must score on the road.

The Red Bulls tied 1-1 at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the team's maiden voyage in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

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Nov 6, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle (55) shoots against the Montreal Impact during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Montreal Impact won 2-1. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 6, 2016; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls defender Damien Perrinelle (55) shoots against the Montreal Impact during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Montreal Impact won 2-1. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

The Red Bulls have re-signed center back Damien Perrinelle for the 2017 season, the team announced Wednesday.

Perrinelle returns to the Red Bulls after playing with the club for the last three seasons.

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A general view of a soccer ball in the second half at Red Bull Arena. (William Hauser)
A general view of a soccer ball in the second half at Red Bull Arena. (William Hauser)

The Red Bulls have signed goalie Rafael Diaz, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Diaz has played in 11 games over two seasons for a total of 819 minutes. Last season, Diaz allowed only two goals in five appearances.

"Rafi has done well to learn and improve over the last two seasons," Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch said. "He has proven to be a good professional and we look forward to him continuing his development with the club this season."

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