New Yorkâ€™s Young Designated PlayerÂ Kaku will be suspended for Saturdayâ€™s match against New England due to a red card against Sporting Kansas City.
â€˘Â Alex MuylÂ (Ankle) andÂ Kemar LawrenceÂ (Hamstring) are Probable for Saturdayâ€™s match against New England.
â€˘ Saturdayâ€™s match will be the 73rd league meeting between New York and New England and the 38th time in Foxborough, Mass. during league play. The Red Bulls have had recent success at Gillette Stadium, owning a 2-4-0 mark in the last six matches. Prior to New Yorkâ€™s 2-0 win at Gillette in 2014, the Red Bulls were 4-18-7 when visiting the Revolution. The last five matches in New England have been decided by one goal
.â€˘ The Red Bulls concluded their first back-to-back league road games in 2019 and are scheduled to do it three more times. New York picked up one point at Sporting Kansas City and tallied at least three points in four of six back-to-back road trips, while finishing with a 6-3-4 mark in 2018. The Red Bulls are 0-1-2 away from Red Bull Arena with draws at Columbus and Sporting Kansas City and a 1-0 loss to Chicago.
â€˘Â Brian White, a 2018 MLS SuperDraft First Round pick, made an immediate impact in his first MLS match of 2019, scoring three minutes after being subbed in for Bradley Wright-Phillips against Sporting Kansas City. Prior to Sundayâ€™s match, White needed just 55 minutes of USL Championship action to score his first goal of 2019 against Nashville SC on March 24. The Flemington, New Jersey, native has tallied two goals on two shots in 161 minutes across all competitions (MLS/USL).
What are his general thoughts about gaining confidence after the KC game?
â€śThe days leading up to the Kansas City game, the vibe around our team and the energy, if you hadn't known the record or the previous results you'd say it's a team that's done really well because there's a lot of belief within these walls over here in what we were doing and who we are and I think we, we are able to see that in a big way on Sunday against Kansas City.â€ťÂ
How do you overcome not having Kaku in the next game against New England?
â€śWe've had to fill gaps, many times right with Kemar if he's not in or whenever you have a guy that's missing from the team, especially an important guy so we have other weapons, we have other guys that have proven that they can make plays and fill in with a real understanding of what we expect with and without the ball so we've thought hard about it and we will look over it next couple days. And, we'll be ready to throw everything at New England.â€ťÂ
How important is this weekâ€™s game?â€śYeah, I think every week is important for us. It's a long season, you have to take it game by game, I think we're happy with the performance against Kansas City, I think it's a step in the right direction. But now we're going to a tough place to play and it's going to be difficult, especially with their style. They have a lot on the line, they're playing at home. We know they're looking for three points. So we're going to have to be prepared to match their mentality.â€ťÂ
How to do you get around not having the greatest amount of success in New England?
â€śYeah, I think we've actually had some strong performances in New England the last few years. I remember we beat them, I think two years ago in New England, and we beat them in the Open Cup that same year. Some teams have gotten results there as well. But again, they're a desperate team. And so you can look at other teams and just assume that this is going to be an easier game in New England. It's going to be very difficult. We all know that we're wrapping our heads around that early on. It's like I said a game by game approach. And we know that this is going to be a tough test.â€ťÂ
What do you see it as far as traditionally and what New England can do?
â€śBunbury is pretty dangerous up top. I think Fagundez has had success against us in their building. Penilla, last time we played there was very good. So I'm guessing those front three are probably going to be our main focus, but I've heard that they've been changing their lineup every game. They've been starting with different guys. So we really don't know who they're going to play and what formation theyâ€™re going to play. We just know they're going to work hard.â€ťÂ
What is the approach against the New England offense since a lot of their stars havenâ€™t scored?â€śWe want to keep it that way. And I think, regardless, it's hard to play up there on the road, but we want to get back to obviously keeping clean sheets and making it hard for teams.â€ťÂ Do you think that starts with one dominant game defensively?â€śYeah, I think there's a lot that goes into it. Itâ€™s a total team defending, it's a little bit of individual mistakes, but we just got to look at it and obviously set that bar high.â€ťÂ Â
Hopefully theyâ€™ll follow full FIFA rules and training compensation payments will be made all the way down to the U12 developer. This has huge implications with the DA eliminating U12 - foreseeably spreading the rewards to non-DA clubs as well. What a great incentive to develop for all clubs in the ladder.
Major League Soccer today unveiled plans to expand to 30 clubs in the coming years, as Commissioner Don Garber addressed the news media following todayâ€™s Board of Governors meeting in Los Angeles. Garber also confirmed the expansion fee for each of the next two teams â€” clubs 28 and 29 â€” will be $200 million.
Although the Board didnâ€™t select any markets today, the Board authorized the Commissionerâ€™s Office to advance the discussions with St. Louis and Sacramento. Ownership groups representing those two markets will make formal presentations to the MLS leadership and the leagueâ€™s Expansion Committee. MLS anticipates these presentations will take place during the second quarter of 2019 and will address the following for each bid:
Final stadium plan Commitments of corporate support Composition of ownership group Detailed economics on funding Strategic plans for fan development Commitments on player development Details on community programs Following those presentations, a decision on the next two expansion clubs â€” teams 28 and 29 â€” will take place in the coming months. The Board deferred the decision regarding expansion fee and timeline for the leagueâ€™s 30th club to a later date.
â€śProfessional soccer at all levels is thriving in the United States and Canada and we believe there are many markets that could support a successful MLS club,â€ť Garber stated. â€śExpansion during the last 15 years has been enormously successful and a key driver behind the leagueâ€™s continued rise, and we are pleased that some of the top business and community leaders representing great markets in North America are aggressively pursuing MLS expansion clubs.â€ť
With FC Cincinnati beginning play this season, Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF debuting in 2020, and Austin FC joining MLS in 2021, MLS has added 17 clubs since the beginning of the 2005 season, leading to a rapid and remarkable transformation of professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. MLS is the largest first division professional soccer league in the world.
Since first expressing interest in an MLS expansion team in 2014, Sacramento has illustrated an impressive level of fan support with the USLâ€™s Sacramento Republic FC regularly playing in front of capacity crowds. Earlier this year, Ron Burkle and Matt Alvarez joined Sacramentoâ€™s ownership group, providing the necessary resources to bring an MLS expansion team to the market. The unanimous vote by the Sacramento City Council last week to approve the preliminary term sheet for construction of a new soccer stadium at the Railyards site was an important development in Sacramentoâ€™s bid.
â€śSacramento has persistently told us for nearly five years that they are built for MLS, and we look forward to continuing discussions with Ron Burkle and Matt Alvarez about adding an expansion team to the market,â€ť Garber said. â€śWe know Sacramento has a transformational stadium plan and strong engagement from government leaders. Since Ron and Matt recently became controlling partners in the ownership group, our expansion committee wanted to meet with them and learn more about their plans for the club.â€ť
Considered by many soccer fans to be the birthplace of the sport in the United States, St. Louis has a strong local ownership group in the Taylor family and Jim Kavanaugh, community and business leaders with deep roots in the city and region. Led by Andy Taylor and Carolyn Kindle Betz, the St. Louis expansion club would be the leagueâ€™s first female majority-owned team.
â€śSt. Louis has a terrific ownership group and a long history of supporting the beautiful game,â€ť Garber said. â€śDuring our visit to St. Louis last month, we came away very impressed with the corporate communityâ€™s support for a potential expansion team, and we believe the downtown site is the ideal location for a soccer stadium. We know there is still important work that needs to be completed to secure the stadium site before an expansion team could be awarded to St. Louis, and our expansion committee looks forward to meeting with the ownership group.â€ť
In addition to Sacramento and St. Louis, MLS remains in discussion with several other ownership groups and markets regarding future expansion.
As MLS evaluates potential expansion candidates, three key aspects are considered top priorities:
A committed local ownership group that has a passion for soccer, a deep belief in Major League Soccer and the resources to invest in the infrastructure to build the sport in their respective market. A market that has a history of strong fan support for soccer matches and other sporting events, is located in a desirable geographic location and is attractive to corporate sponsors and television partners. A comprehensive stadium plan that ensures the club will have a proper home for their fans and players while also serving as a destination for the sport in the community.
This allows players to play in both leagues within the same club. In the current state, NE NPL cannot play in ECNL. Under the same banner, it will allow more movement and players to move up and down. Could also mean ECNLR can compete in tournaments under the ECNL banner as well. Sounds like a no brainer.
This isn't true, girls move up and down now all the time. There's a cap for example on the number of ECNL girls that can play in a NE NPL game but they absolutely can do it. And vice versa. So that's not a new benefit, which again leads me to believe this is literally nothing more than a rebrand.
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â€śI believe the post about 2 current ecnl players was from another person. I think there are currently 2 prior nycfc '03 girls on the current ecnl team. The other poster seems to believe they are both already invited. Not sure about that. But based on who attended the da practice the other night, it is obvious that at least a few girls from the current ecnl team were already invited back for next year and some girls were already rejected. The ecnl girls who were at the da practice the other night are those who are "still being considered".
Do you mean there are some that have been accepted to next yearâ€™s ecnl that weâ€™re not at the most recent DA practice?
The Freehold Storm(u13 Girls), EDP Division II, is currently looking for players for the 2019-2020 season. Our tryouts will be held during our practices, which are Monday and Wed. We are a NJYS State Champion u12 team, and a u13 quarter-finalist. Interested players should contact us, see information below.
Ummm no one is claiming victory. SURF parents are beating their chests because of their 6-0 loss. Read the posts moron. You are trying to find every opportunity to try and compete with EM. Joke. You lost this weekend and you lost when you played them.
What is this obsession with SURF? They seem to be one of the few teams doing what is best for the players. They hire great coaches, train players well and seem to improve season by season. It seems they aren't attracting the superstars who are jumping from team to team and maintain a middle of the table record but overall they appear to be doing the right thing and the girls and parents seem to be okay with the perceived negatives of the club.
Here's a new thing I've seen this year that I've never seen before:
An EDP NL 1 team held an open tryout and liked a kid so much they offered him the chance to play for them for the rest of this season for free. The ultimate poach.
Player wouldn't have left, or even looked elsewhere, if he was happy where he was. Personally I would have my kid finish out his commitment for the year. But if it was a truly bad situation I'd consider bailing too
2 club teams that played in the same EDP division last year.
Also, I disagree that looking elsewhere means you're unhappy -- always good in life to know what your options are. Sometimes the grass actually is greener elsewhere and sometimes you find out that it isn't. Both are good things to know.
Hey idiot buy what I am selling. Take a look at the u17 team, a team I know very well.
There are exactly two girls from Rockland County on that team out of 16 rostered. 3 from Westchester, 1 each from Manhattan, Connecticut and Long Island and 8 from New Jersey. I do not know about the other age groups but I know for a fact that at least 8 of those girls are most likely not returning to World Class as it stands today.
Red Bulls At New England, Saturday, 7:30 PM, MSG (TV)
After snapping their three-match losing streak, the New York Red Bulls (1-3-2, 5 pts) conclude their two-match road stint against the New England Revolution (1-5-1, 4 pts) at Gillette Stadium. Saturday's match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
Coverage for the New York-New England match on MSG begins at 7 p.m. ET with Red Bulls Game Night. Steve Cangialosi will have the primary play-by-play responsibilities and will be alongside Shep Messing and Michelle Gingras.
New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley. Ernesto Motta will have the Spanish play-by-play, beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday's match will be the 73rd league meeting between New York and New England and the 38th time in Foxborough, Mass. during league play. The Red Bulls have had recent success at Gillette Stadium, owning a 2-4-0 mark in the last six matches. Prior to New York's 2-0 win at Gillette in 2014, the Red Bulls were 4-18-7 when visiting the Revolution. The last five matches in New England have been decided by one goal.
The Red Bulls concluded their first back-to-back league road games in 2019 and are scheduled to do it three more times. New York picked up one point at Sporting Kansas City and tallied at least three points in four of six back-to-back road trips, while finishing with a 6-3-4 mark in 2018. The Red Bulls are 0-1-2 away from Red Bull Arena with draws at Columbus and Sporting Kansas City and a 1-0 loss to Chicago.
Brian White, a 2018 MLS SuperDraft First Round pick, made an immediate impact in his first MLS match of 2019, scoring three minutes after being subbed in for Bradley Wright-Phillips against Sporting Kansas City. Prior to Sunday's match, White needed just 55 minutes of USL Championship action to score his first goal of 2019 against Nashville SC on March 24. The Flemington, New Jersey, native has tallied two goals on two shots in 161 minutes across all competitions (MLS/USL).
New York returns to Red Bull Arena for five of their next six matches, beginning with expansion-side FC Cincinnati on April 27. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.