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
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.
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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.
Concacaf Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Regional Qualifiers
Concacaf today announced details for the preliminary rounds of the Concacaf Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Championship. Regional qualifiers will begin this summer, with matches in Central America and the Caribbean.
The qualification process for the Concacaf Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Championship will kick off with an initial round in the Caribbean. For this opening phase, set to take place July 17-21, 2019, in four venues that will be announced in the coming days, the 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups. After round robin play, the group winners will advance to a final play-in match (1A v 1D and 1B v 1C). The winner in each play-in match will qualify for the Concacaf Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
The 16 participating teams in the Caribbean are (in alphabetical order): Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands.
The draw for the Caribbean preliminary round is scheduled for April 17, 2019 at 11:00 am ET. Fans will be able to follow all the action via Concacaf.com
In Central America, qualifying will be disputed in three individual home-and-away series, with the three series winners advancing to the Concacaf Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Championship. The matchups - 1 v 6, 2 v 5 and 3 v 4 â€“ will be determined via the FIFA World Ranking of March 31st, 2019. The matches will take place the first 3 weeks of July.
The six participating teams in Central America are (in order by ranking): Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
The format, host country and dates for the Concacaf Menâ€™s Olympic Qualifiers will be announced at a later date. Mexico, Canada and the United States are set to participate as the North American representatives.
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Lets hope the injured spectator in Kansas City is OK. Sitting up close to the action can be fun, but sometimes also dangerous.
Figure Kaka, who was red carded last night in a 2-2 draw against Sporting Kansas City, will be suspended at least 3 games, and will receive a hefty fine by Commissioner Garber for his temper tantrum in trying to slam the ball against the sideline electronic board. If anything, Kaka has good aim when he kicks the ball, but not last night when his violent kick went above the board striking a spectator flush in the face in the game's closing minutes. .
The very talented Kaka seems like a nice enough fellow, but maybe has a short fuse.
The Red Bulls will be the losers missing his services for the next several games.
Team captain Luis Robles received a yellow card for his protestations. Seem like Robles is becoming unhinged picking up cards and although he still is performing well, it looks like he's become frustrated at his team's defensive lapses
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The New York Red Bulls (1-3-1, 4 pts) have back-to-back road matches, beginning with Sporting Kansas City (2-1-2, 8 pts) at Children's Mercy Park at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage of Sunday's match will be broadcast on FS1, FOX Sports Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.
New York Red Bulls Radio begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, hosted by Matt Harmon and Steve Jolley.
New York and Sporting Kansas City will meet for the 46th time in league play and 30th time in Kansas City. The Red Bulls have fared well in Kansas City of late, owning a 2-1-2 mark in their last five league matches. Most recently, New York bested SKC, 3-2, at Red Bull Arena last season as Marc Rzatkowski tallied a brace in a seven-minute span late in the second half, which included the game winner in the 79th minute.
The Red Bulls hit the road for back-to-back league games for the first time in 2019 and are scheduled to do it three more times. New York picked up at least three points in four of six back-to-back road trips and finished with a 6-3-4 mark. The Red Bulls are 0-1-1 away from Red Bull Arena with a 1-1 draw at Columbus and a 1-0 loss to Chicago.
19-year-old Venezuelan midfielder Cristian CĂˇsseres, Jr. recorded his first career MLS goal against Minnesota United on Saturday. CĂˇsseres Jr. needed just 257 minutes to find his first tally and become the 153rd different Red Bull to score in league play. He has been a part of New York's 18-man gameday roster for eight of the nine matches across all competitions this season and has started two of the five league matches.
New York wraps up their two-match road trip on Sunday, April 20 against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG Go and New York Red Bulls Radio on TuneIn.