There weren't many fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, to watch Wednesday night's match between the New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact.
The New York Red Bulls, trophy-less in their star-crossed history, are hoping the eighteenth try is the charm.
Turnout was in the hundreds at New York Red Bulls media day, held this year at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea Piers.
The few thousand fans who showed up at Red Bull Arena Thursday for the Eastern Conference semifinal match between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United, without question, were extremely excited to be there. They had to be.(1)
The New York Red Bulls made certain on Saturday that they would enter the playoffs in the best possible position to succeed, managing to secure a first-round bye with a 3-0 defeat of the Philadelphia Union.
The New York Red Bulls entered Wednesday night's game against Sporting Kansas City with everything going for them. Then they turned in one of their worst performances of the season, losing 2-0.
The New York Red Bulls entered Wednesday night's Eastern Conference showdown against Sporting Kansas City with a lot going for them. They had a healthy roster, strong recent form and an undefeated home record.
Two things became clear this week, with reports that Major League Soccer and both the state and the city are attempting to put together a deal to build a privately financed, 25,000 seat soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.(2)
Exactly one week after the Houston Dynamo took apart the New York Red Bulls on national television, the Red Bulls have the chance to return the favor Friday night at Red Bull Arena, with a fair amount at stake.
The Red Bulls are in first place in the Eastern Conference.
The good news for the New York Mets is that Matt Harvey, in his second start, looked every bit as promising as he did in his sensational debut.
The New York Red Bulls unveiled Tim Cahill to the public Tuesday night, giving him a start and 45 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur before a crowd of 21,701 evenly distributed in loyalties between the two teams.
When Thierry Henry joined the New York Red Bulls two years ago, it marked a dramatic move forward for the club.(3)
That's three losses in a row, eight losses in eleven games. Every single loss in those right has come by one or two runs.