March 31, 2013 |
HARRISON, N.J. - For just a few moments, it seemed that the Union had finally conquered Red Bull Arena, its perennial house of horrors. Conor Casey had scored his first goal for the team, and it seemed Philadelphia might finally get a result in a stadium where it had lost on every previous trip. But the celebrations among the many Union fans who traveled north didn't last long. Thierry Henry lived up to his billing as the Red Bulls' biggest star, coming on as a substitute to score the decisive goal in a 2-1 Union loss.
July 11, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Thierry Henry highlight the Major League Soccer First XI team chosen by fans to face Chelsea of the English Premier League in the league's all-star game. The game will be July 25 at PPL Park in Chester. No players from the Union were selected. The team selected by the fans may not necessarily be the same one that starts the game against the European club champions. D.C. United coach Ben Olsen will choose the eventual starting lineup from a game-day squad of 18 players.
May 11, 2012 |
SHOTS ON GOAL Upcoming game: New York Red Bull (6-3-1, 19 points) at Union (2-5-1, seven points) When: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: ESPN2 On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com For kicks: New York comes in on short rest, but rides the wave of a three-game win streak after dispatching Houston, 1-0 Wednesday night. A string of injuries and suspensions aside, coach Hans Backe has utilized his bench to get positive results, even with the loss of goal-scoring guru Thierry Henry.
May 13, 2012
What: New York Red Bulls (6-3-1, 19 points) at Union (2-5-1, seven points) When: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: ESPN2 On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com For kicks: New York comes in on short rest, but rides the wave of a three-game win streak after dispatching Houston, 1-0, Wednesday night. A string of injuries and suspensions aside, coach Hans Backe has utilized his bench to get positive results, even with the loss of goal-scorer Thierry Henry.
July 19, 2011 |
Major League Soccer announced Monday that Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is among the 22 players selected to compete against English Premier League champions Manchester United in the MLS All-Star Game on July 27 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. "[Mondragon] has made a huge impact for Philadelphia," all-star coach Hans Backe of the New York Red Bulls told MLSSoccer.com's ExtraTime Radio. The 40-year-old Colombian international, the only member of the Union named to the squad, has been a key addition for the Eastern Conference leaders since transferring from Cologne of the German Bundesliga.
October 27, 2011 |
FRISCO, Texas - Joel Lindpere scored in the 61st minute, and the New York Red Bulls withstood a late charge to hold off FC Dallas, 2-0, Wednesday night in an MLS Cup wild-card game at Pizza Hut Park. It was the second career MLS playoff goal for Lindpere, who had seven goals and seven assists during the regular season. Hanging on to a slender, 1-0 lead, the Red Bulls put the game out of reach with a goal by Thierry Henry in the eighth minute of stoppage time, just seconds before the final whistle.
April 22, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Thierry Henry scored twice in the first half, and Bouna Coundoul got his second shutout of the season Thursday night as the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United, 4-0, to move into first place in the Eastern Conference by a point over the Union. Henry had goals in the 12th and 38th minutes, both with assists from Jan Gunnar Solli. Joel Lindpere netted in the 76th, and substitute Juan Agudelo scored in second half injury time as the Red Bulls attack turned prolific after scoring only five goals in its first five games.
October 20, 2011
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (11-7-15, 48 points) at New York Red Bulls (9-8-16, 43 points) Thursday, 8 p.m., at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV: ESPN2. Last MLS game: The Union played Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw Saturday at PPL Park. New York dropped a 2-0 decision at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. Outlook: New York would clinch the 10th and final MLS playoff spot with a win. . . . The Union would clinch at least one of the top three spots in the Eastern Conference with a win and avoid competing in the wild-card round.
June 28, 2013
The Week in Soccer Italy vs. Uruguay Noon Sunday (ESPN2/Univision) Italy has veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo back, but the Azzurri came up short in a 7-6 shootout loss to Spain in the semifinals Thursday. In the Confederations Cup third-place game, the Italians will have a familiar foe in Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, who stars for Serie A club Napoli. Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls 2 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2) Coming off a 3-0 loss to the Union at PPL Park in Chester on Sunday, Thierry Henry and the Red Bulls return home to try to get things back on track.
July 24, 2011 |
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A surprising Copa America will end Sunday with favored Uruguay playing a Paraguayan team that hasn't won a game at the tournament. Uruguay is trying to become the tournament's most successful team. Paraguay is looking to prove it deserves South America's most important soccer trophy despite its poor play. The final at Monumental Stadium will cap a tournament in which Argentina and Brazil didn't even make it past the quarterfinals. . Uruguay, a World Cup semifinalist last year, has a chance to win a record 15th Copa America title, one more than host Argentina.