2012 New York Red Bulls season

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New York Red Bulls
2012 season
General managerErik Solér
Head coachHans Backe
StadiumRed Bull Arena
MLS PlayoffsConference Semifinals
U.S. Open CupFourth Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Cooper (18)
All: Cooper (19)
Highest home attendance25,219 vs Kansas City (October 20)
Lowest home attendance10,286 vs Kansas city (September 19)
Average home league attendance18,281
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The 2012 New York Red Bulls season was the club's 18th year of existence as well as its 17th season in Major League Soccer, the top-flight of American soccer.

After a disappointing 2011 season, Red Bulls looked to bounce back to their 2010 form which saw them win the Eastern Conference. In 2011, New York finished 5th place in the conference and 10th overall in MLS, qualifying as the final team for the playoffs. The club lost in the two-legged quarterfinals of the post-season playoffs to the eventual MLS Cup winner Los Angeles Galaxy.

Team uniform[edit]

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November 2011[edit]

The 2012 season began in earnest for MLS immediately after the 2011 MLS Cup final. The following day clubs submitted their list of players protected from selection by Montreal Impact in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft held on November 23, 2011. No Red Bull players were chosen by Montreal in the draft. However, on the same day MLS clubs waived players, effectively releasing them from their contracts. Through waivers, New York parted ways with goalkeeper Alex Horwath; defenders Mike Jones, Tyler Lassiter, and Teddy Schneider; and midfielders John Rooney and Marcos Paullo.[1]

One week later, the club declined the 2012 options on goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul, defender Chris Albright, and defender Carlos Mendes, making all three players available for the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft.[2] Mendes had been the longest-tenured member of Red Bulls and was the last player remaining from when the franchise was known as New York MetroStars. He ranks among the club's all-time leaders in games and minutes. Mendes was chosen by Columbus Crew in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft on December 5, 2011. Coundoul and Albright were not selected and became free agents.

The same day the club confirmed the status of 2011 Red Bull goalkeeper Greg Sutton, who was also available in the Re-Entry Draft. Sutton had been loaned to then-North American Soccer League side Montreal Impact in July 2011. At season's end, Montreal exercised an option to acquire Sutton's MLS rights but subsequently declined his 2012 option.[3]

December 2011[edit]

The club signed defender Connor Lade to a Home Grown Player contract on December 5, 2011.[4] The diminutive Lade spent parts of several years with Red Bull Academy. The following week New York announced that it had declined the 2012 contract option on midfielder Stéphane Auvray.

January 2012[edit]

Red Bulls signed defender John Borrajo from Norwegian side Hamarkameratene on January 5, 2012. Borrajo had spent time at Red Bulls Academy before heading overseas. A much bigger move was confirmed by the club the next day: the short-term loan of star striker Thierry Henry to his former club, English juggernaut Arsenal.[5] The loan lasts until late February 2012.

The club was busy on SuperDraft day despite having only one selection. First, the rumored signing of Swedish defender Markus Holgersson was officially announced. The central defender is expected to step into a starting role for New York. The day's second announcement was the acquisition of forward Kenny Cooper from Portland Timbers in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money. The addition of Cooper to the forward corps led to speculation about the future of Juan Agudelo with the club.[6] As far as the actual SuperDraft, Red Bulls used its lone selection (#31) to choose goalkeeper Ryan Meara. The first goalkeeper chosen in the 2012 SuperDraft, Meara is considered a good bet to make the squad.

The following week the club drafted three players in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft: defender Mike Volk, midfielder Cristian Barreiro, and midfielder Nate Polak. The club also re-signed defender Stephen Keel to a new contract.[7]

On January 19, coach Hans Backe confirmed that goalkeeper Frank Rost would not be returning to the club. The following day oft-injured veteran midfielder Carl Robinson retired and joined the coaching staff of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[8] These moves freed up one designated player slot (Rost) and two much needed international roster slots for Red Bulls. Early the following week, New York signed goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo from Finnish side AC Oulu.[9]

January 26 saw the official departure of defender Tim Ream to Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League after a month-long transfer saga.[10] A virtual unknown when selected by red Bulls in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, Ream established himself as a starter from day one, finished his first season as a finalist for the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year award, and secured a place with the United States men's national soccer team. Bolton paid a record transfer fee for an American defender, reportedly in the $3 million range, to sign Ream.[11] Red Bulls will receive 2/3 of the transfer amount and can use $650,000 of that as allocation money to override the MLS salary cap.

New York put some of the Ream transfer funds to immediate use when four days later the club traded allocation money to Chicago Fire for the MLS rights to defender Wilman Conde, whom New York signed immediately.[12] Conde is expected to start in central defense with fellow January signing Markus Holgersson.

Red Bulls finished the month by re-signing stalwart midfielder Joel Lindpere to a multi-year contract on January 31.[13] The club Most Valuable Player in 2010, Lindpere started all 37 MLS matches in 2011.


The first signing by the club after the start of training camp was draft pick goalkeeper Ryan Meara on February 6.[14] Four days later New York signed young Icelandic midfielder Victor Pálsson to the squad.

The club surprised fans on February 17 by waiving second-year homegrown players Matt Kassel and Šaćir Hot.[15] While 2012 playing time for the two was likely to be limited, the young players were just signed from Red Bulls Academy in 2011 and did not count against the team's salary cap. Also, team captain Thierry Henry returned from his short-term loan to Arsenal the same day that Kassel and Hot were waived.


Pre-season concluded in early March with the status of some key players still unresolved. Forward Luke Rodgers was still stuck in England unable to obtain a work visa to return to the United States; newly acquired defender Wilman Conde picked up an injury leaving his status for the first month of the regular season unknown; and forward Juan Agudelo was away from the club for an extended period as he trained with the U.S. Under-23 squad.

In the days just before the regular season began, New York made official the signings of defender Tyler Ruthven, midfielder Brandon Barklage and forwards Jose Angulo and Jhonny Arteaga.[16] Later in the month the club signed midfielder Ryan Maduro to the roster.[17]

The season started poorly with a 2–1 defeat at FC Dallas on March 11, 2012. A sluggish start led to a 2-goal deficit at the hour mark. The introduction of Kenny Cooper sparked some life into the club and the Red Bull substitute scored late in the match to close the final margin to one. The following week Red Bulls had to travel to Real Salt Lake. Another sub-par performance resulted in a 2–0 defeat.

New York Red Bulls players huddle up during their home opener against the Colorado Rapids.

On March 25, New York Red Bulls home opener, the team finally showed glimpses of unity and talents by sweeping Colorado Rapids 4–1 in front of 21,024 passionate supporters. Thierry Henry scored two goals and picked up an assist, winning him the MLS Player of the Week award.[18] Strike partner Kenny Cooper added two goals as well. A week after the dominating performance in home opener, Red Bulls host Montreal Impact in Red Bull Arena. They started poorly with lots of mistakes in the first half. The scoreline reads 2–2 at half time. After the inspiring talk from team captain Thierry Henry, Red Bulls put on a performance fans expected from them. Thierry Henry added 2 goals and 1 creative back-heel assist in the second half, which earn him his first-ever MLS hat trick since joining New York Red Bulls. He was again been rewarded the MLS Player of the Week with his heroic performance and leadership on and off the field. Also, his hat trick against Impact launched him to the top of MLS Golden Boot race with 5 goals in pocket.

Away from the field, the end of March was not kind to New York. Striker Juan Agudelo injured his knee while with the U.S. U-23 team during Olympic qualifying and surgery was required. The time frame for his return to Red Bulls was 6 weeks.[19] Worse still, the club announced on March 30 that English striker Luke Rodgers was denied a work visa to enter the United States.[20] As a result, the club transferred Rodgers to Lillestrøm SK of Norway. The stocky Englishman had become a fan favorite during the 2011 season due to his work ethic and goal scoring abilities.

MLS Results for March: 2 victories, 0 draws, 2 losses; 6 points
MLS Results Season-to-Date: 2 victories, 0 draws, 2 losses; 6 points, 2nd in Eastern Conference (MLS) through 4 matches


On April 5, Thierry Henry received the MLS Player of the Month award for his outstanding performance in March.[21] He received 17 out of 25 media votes, beating the second-placed Joe Cannon by big margin. Team captain Henry seemed no sign to stop his goal-scoring streak by adding 2 goals and 1 assist against Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium on April 7. His brace maintains him as the leader in MLS Golden Boot race with 7 goals in 5 games. His strike partner Kenny Cooper and Chris Wondolowski are not far behind with 6 goals each. History has been made when Thierry Henry was awarded another MLS Player of the Week, making it three consecutive Player of the Week for the striker.[22]

On April 14, the Red Bulls hosted San Jose Earthquakes and played to a 2–2 draw. The game featured the three leading MLS goal scorers at the time (Henry, Cooper, and Wondolowski of the Earthquakes). Henry set up Cooper to open the scoring only five minutes into the match. Dax McCarty scored for the first time in his career, and Wondolowski scored the tying goal for San Jose.[23] A week later, Red Bulls travelled to Washington to face D.C. United. The home team controlled the play in the rain and won 4–1. Henry scored on a free kick, but not until after Chris Pontius scored three times and Nick DeLeon scored once for D.C. United.[24]

New York hosted the New England Revolution on April 28 and posted their first clean sheet of the year in a 1-0 win. Henry scored the eventual deciding goal for the Red Bulls in the seventh minute, but would leave the game in the first half with a hamstring injury. The Red Bulls young, inexperienced defense and rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara were able to make Henry's goal stand, and the Red Bulls snapped their two-game winless streak.[25]

MLS Results for April: 2 victories, 1 draws, 1 losses
MLS Results Season-to-Date: 4 victories, 1 draws, 3 losses; 13 points, 3rd in Eastern Conference (MLS) through 8 matches


Juan Agudelo was traded in May for defenseman Heath Pearce.

The Red Bulls began May without their leading scorer, Henry, and a "makeshift" defense.[26] They traveled to California for a match against Los Angeles Galaxy on May 5. Joel Lindpere scored the only goal of the game for the Red Bulls while the defense kept Galaxy from scoring en route to a 1-0 win.[26] The Red Bulls then had to play on short rest on May 9 at home against the Houston Dynamo. For the third straight game, New York was able to score early and play tight defense to win 1–0. The goal was scored by forward Cooper.[27]

On Sunday, May 13, New York traveled to Pennsylvania to play the Philadelphia Union in their third game in eight days. Still without Henry and Rafael Márquez, the Red Bulls were able to win the match 3–2 in comeback fashion. New York scored first on a goal from Lindpere in the 17th minute, but Lionard Pajoy scored the next two to give Philadelphia a 2–1 lead. The lead would not hold, however. Philadelphia was forced to play with ten men after Freddy Adu was sent off late in the first half, and New York was able to come back to win. After a goal by Markus Holgersson in the 68th minute, Cooper netted the game winner in the 78th minute. The win was New York's fourth and moved them into first place in the Eastern Conference.[28]

On May 17, New York traded up-and-coming striker Juan Agudelo for defensemen Heath Pearce of Chivas USA. Agudelo, a Red Bulls Academy product, played little so far in his career with New York. He had no goals in 2012 and six in 2011 in 12 starts. Pearce had 35 caps for the US National team up to this point in his career.[29]

The Red Bulls traveled to Montreal to face the Impact on May 19. The Red Bulls were able to end Montreal's season-long unbeaten streak at home by winning 2-1. After Cooper scored on a penalty kick in the first half, Dane Richards scored on a rebound opportunity in the second half while the Red Bull were playing with ten men.[30] On short rest, New York would host Chivas USA on May 23 and face the recently traded Agudelo. Juan Pablo Ángel scored first for Chivas in the 47th minute, but Cooper answered in the 56th to tie the game when he converted a low cross from Richards into the box.[31] New York was unable to find a winner despite being able to apply pressure for much of the rest of the game. The draw snapped the Red Bull's five-game win streak—their longest in nine years.[30][32]

MLS Results for May: 4 victories, 1 draws, 0 losses
MLS Results Season-to-Date: 8 victories, 2 draws, 3 losses; 26 points, 1st in Eastern Conference (MLS) through 13 matches


Team captain Thierry Henry shone in the matches against Columbus Crew and Toronto FC, which earned him another two MLS Player of the Week. He provided two goals and one assist against Columbus Crew with a goal scoring directly off the corner in second half stoppage time. The legendary striker scored an assist hat-trick before scoring a 25 yards one-time chipped shot against Toronto FC.

MLS Results Season-to-Date: 15 victories, 8 draws, 8 losses; 53 points, 2nd in Eastern Conference (MLS) through 31 matches

Team information[edit]


As of August 17, 2012.[33]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Previous Club
18 Ryan Meara United States GK (1990-11-15) November 15, 1990 (age 28) United States Fordham University
24 Jeremy Vuolo United States GK (1987-09-05) September 5, 1987 (age 31) Finland AC Oulu
31 Luis Robles United States GK (1984-05-11) May 11, 1984 (age 34) Germany Karlsruher SC
88 Bill Gaudette Puerto Rico GK (1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 37) United States Los Angeles Galaxy
2 Wilman Conde Colombia CB (1982-08-29) August 29, 1982 (age 36) Mexico Club Atlas
3 Heath Pearce United States LB (1984-08-13) August 13, 1984 (age 34) United States Chivas USA
4 Rafael Márquez Mexico CB (1979-02-13) February 13, 1979 (age 40) Spain Barcelona
5 Markus Holgersson Sweden CB (1985-04-16) April 16, 1985 (age 33) Sweden Helsingborg
7 Roy Miller Costa Rica LB (1984-11-24) November 24, 1984 (age 34) Norway Rosenborg
12 John Borrajo United States RB (1987-06-02) June 2, 1987 (age 31) Norway Hamarkameratene
15 Tyler Ruthven United States CB (1988-07-18) July 18, 1988 (age 30) United States Atlanta
22 Stephen Keel United States CB (1983-04-11) April 11, 1983 (age 35) United States Portland Timbers
25 Brandon Barklage United States RB (1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 32) United States D.C. United
6 Teemu Tainio Finland CDM (1979-11-27) November 27, 1979 (age 39) Netherlands Ajax
8 Jan Gunnar Solli Norway MF (1981-04-19) April 19, 1981 (age 37) Norway Brann
10 Lloyd Sam England MF (1984-09-27) September 27, 1984 (age 34) England Notts County
11 Dax McCarty United States CM (1987-04-30) April 30, 1987 (age 31) United States D.C. United
16 Connor Lade United States MF (1989-11-16) November 16, 1989 (age 29) United States St. John's University
17 Tim Cahill Australia CAM (1979-12-06) December 6, 1979 (age 39) England Everton
20 Joel Lindpere Estonia LM (1981-10-05) October 5, 1981 (age 37) Norway Tromsø
44 Victor Pálsson Iceland CDM (1991-04-30) April 30, 1991 (age 27) Scotland Hibernian
9 Sébastien Le Toux France RW (1984-01-10) January 10, 1984 (age 35) United States Vancouver Whitecaps FC
14 Thierry Henry France ST (1977-08-17) August 17, 1977 (age 41) Spain Barcelona
27 Jhonny Arteaga Colombia ST (1986-11-24) November 24, 1986 (age 32) United States F.C. New York
33 Kenny Cooper United States ST (1984-10-21) October 21, 1984 (age 34) United States Portland Timbers
99 Jose Angulo Colombia ST (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 31) United States Harrisburg City Islanders

Player movement[edit]



Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 5, 2011 United States Connor Lade DF United States St. John's University Home Grown Player NYRB.com
January 5, 2012 United States John Borrajo DF Norway Hamarkameratene Free NYRB.com
January 12, 2012 Sweden Markus Holgersson DF Sweden Helsingborg Free NYRB.com
January 12, 2012 United States Kenny Cooper FW United States Portland Timbers Acquired for a first-round 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick and allocation money NYRB.com
January 25, 2012 United States Jeremy Vuolo GK Finland AC Oulu Undisclosed NYRB.com
January 30, 2012 Colombia Wilman Conde DF Mexico Atlas Free transfer after MLS rights acquired from United States Chicago Fire for allocation money NYRB.com
February 6, 2012 United States Ryan Meara GK United States Fordham University SuperDraft, round 2 NYRB.com
February 10, 2012 Iceland Victor Pálsson MF Scotland Hibernian Free NYRB.com
March 5, 2012 United States Tyler Ruthven DF United States Atlanta Silverbacks Free NYRB.com
March 5, 2012 United States Brandon Barklage MF United States D.C. United Free NYRB.com
March 5, 2012 Colombia Jhonny Arteaga FW United States F.C. New York Free NYRB.com
March 19, 2012 United States Ryan Maduro MF Unattached Free NYRB.com
May 17, 2012 United States Heath Pearce DF United States Chivas USA Acquired with allocation money and future considerations for Juan Agudelo NYRB.com
July 13, 2012 Puerto Rico Bill Gaudette GK United States Los Angeles Galaxy Acquired for a second-round 2014 Supplemental Draft pick NYRB.com
July 13, 2012 France Sébastien Le Toux FW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Acquired for Dane Richards and allocation money NYRB.com
July 26, 2012 Australia Tim Cahill MF England Everton F.C. Undisclosed; reportedly $1.55 million[34] NYRB.com
July 31, 2012 Nigeria Babajide Ogunbiyi DF Denmark Viborg FF Undisclosed NYRB.com
August 8, 2012 United States Luis Robles GK Germany Karlsruher SC Via MLS allocation order NYRB.com
August 16, 2012 England Lloyd Sam MF England Notts County Undisclosed NYRB.com


Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 23, 2011 United States Alex Horwath GK United States Wilmington Hammerheads Waived; free transfer MLSSoccer.com
November 23, 2011 United States Tyler Lassiter DF United States Wilmington Hammerheads Waived; free transfer MLSSoccer.com
November 23, 2011 United States Teddy Schneider DF None Waived MLSSoccer.com
November 23, 2011 United States Mike Jones DF Denmark FC Hjørring Waived; free transfer MLSSoccer.com FCHjørring.dk
November 23, 2011 England John Rooney MF United States Orlando City Waived; free transfer MLSSoccer
November 23, 2011 Brazil Marcos Paullo MF Brazil Guarani EC Waived; free transfer MLSSoccer.com
November 29, 2011 Canada Greg Sutton GK Canada Montreal Impact Terms unknown MetroFanatic.com
November 30, 2011 United States Chris Albright DF United States Philadelphia Union Option declined; free transfer NYRB.com
November 30, 2011 Senegal Bouna Coundoul GK Finland Vaasan Palloseura Option declined; free transfer NYRB.com
December 5, 2011 United States Carlos Mendes DF United States Columbus Crew 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft, Stage 1 theCrew.com
December 13, 2011 Guadeloupe Stéphane Auvray MF Singapore Brunei DPMM FC Option declined SoccerbyIves
January 19, 2012 Germany Frank Rost GK None Released; subsequently retired MLSSoccer.com
January 20, 2012 Wales Carl Robinson MF None Retired Vancouver Whitecaps
January 26, 2012 United States Tim Ream DF England Bolton Wanderers Undisclosed; reportedly $2.75M-$3M[10] NYRB.com
February 17, 2012 United States Matt Kassel MF United States Pittsburgh Riverhounds Waived; free transfer NYRB.com
February 17, 2012 United States Šaćir Hot DF Germany KSV Hessen Kassel Waived NYRB.com
March 30, 2012 England Luke Rodgers FW Norway Lillestrøm SK Free transfer after U.S. visa denied NYPost.com/NYRB.com
May 17, 2012 United States Juan Agudelo FW United States Chivas USA Traded for Heath Pearce, allocation money, and future considerations NYRB.com
July 13, 2012 Jamaica Dane Richards MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Traded with allocation money for Sébastien Le Toux NYRB.com
July 28, 2012 United States Ryan Maduro MF United States Real Boston Rams Waived; free transfer NYRB.com
July 30, 2012 Morocco Mehdi Ballouchy MF United States San Jose Earthquakes Traded for a conditional pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and a 2013 international roster slot NYRB.com
August 17, 2012 Nigeria Babajide Ogunbiyi DF Denmark FC Hjørring Released after failing physical NYRB.com



Start Date End Date Player Position Loaned To Fee/Notes Ref
January 6, 2012 February 17, 2012 France Thierry Henry FW England Arsenal Loan expired February 17, 2012 NYRB.com
May 29, 2012 August 18, 2012 United States Corey Hertzog FW United States Wilmington Hammerheads Loan through the end of the USL Pro season NYRB.com NYRB.com


Position Staff
Sporting Director Norway Erik Solér
Head Coach Sweden Hans Backe
Assistant Coach Norway Jan Halvor Halvorsen
Individual Development Coach United States Mike Petke
Goalkeeping Coach United States Todd Hoffard
Technical Director Brazil Ricardo Campos
Athletic Trainer
Strength & Conditioning Coach United States Scott Piri
Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach United States Jeremy Holsopple
Team Administrator Spain Juan Romero
Asst. Athletic Trainer United States Michelle Lafiosca
Equipment Manager Colombia Fernando Ruiz
Asst. Equipment Manager United States Sean Ruiz
Massage Therapist United States Traci Snyder

Last updated: 21 August 2011
Source: New York Red Bulls Official Website

Team stats[edit]

No. Pos. Name Total MLS U.S. Open Cup Discipline Notes
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg
18 GK United States Ryan Meara 20 0 0 18 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
24 GK United States Jeremy Vuolo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 CB Colombia Wilman Conde 19 1 1 17 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 LB United States Heath Pearce 22 3 0 20 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 CB Sweden Markus Holgersson 37 3 0 33 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
7 LB Costa Rica Roy Miller 20+6 0 4 20+6 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Norway Jan Gunnar Solli 26 3 3 24 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
12 RB United States John Borrajo 1+2 0 0 1 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
15 CB United States Tyler Ruthven 4+1 0 0 4+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF United States Connor Lade 26+4 2 1 24+4 0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0
22 CB United States Stephen Keel 6+4 0 0 6+3 0 0 0+1 0 0 1 0 0
4 CB Mexico Rafael Márquez 17+2 0 2 15+2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
6 CM/DM Finland Teemu Tainio 6+11 0 0 5+11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Injured - ligament damage in knee Source
MF Morocco Mehdi Ballouchy 12+6 1 4 10+6 1 2 2 0 2 3 0 0
11 CM/DM United States Dax McCarty 37 3 2 35 3 1 2 0 1 5 0 0
MF United States Ryan Maduro 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
20 LM Estonia Joel Lindpere 28+8 5 3 28+8 5 3 0 0 0 3 0 0
25 RB United States Brandon Barklage 18+4 2 2 16+4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
44 DM Iceland Victor Pálsson 4+13 0 0 4+12 0 0 0+1 0 0 2 1 0
14 ST France Thierry Henry 26+1 15 5 26+1 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
RW Jamaica Dane Richards 16 1 2 16 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 0
27 ST Colombia Jhonny Arteaga 2+6 0 0 0+6 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
33 ST United States Kenny Cooper 29+8 19 1 27+8 18 1 2 1 0 2 0 0
99 ST Colombia Jose Angulo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ST United States Juan Agudelo 1+3 0 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 35 28 16 31 26 2 4 4 30 1 0

Italic: denotes no longer with club.

Updated as of June 24.

Match Results[edit]


Kickoff times are in EST.

Desert Diamond Cup[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 New England Revolution 3 3 0 0 7 3 +4 9
2 LA Galaxy 3 1 2 0 5 5 0 3
3 New York Red Bulls 3 1 2 0 2 4 −2 3
4 Real Salt Lake 3 1 2 0 2 4 −2 3


Major League Soccer[edit]

Eastern Conference table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15 63 2012 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 D.C. United 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10 58
3 New York Red Bulls 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11 57
4 Chicago Fire 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5 57 2012 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Houston Dynamo 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7 53
6 Columbus Crew 34 15 12 7 44 44 0 52
7 Montreal Impact 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6 42
8 Philadelphia Union 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8 36
9 New England Revolution 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5 35
10 Toronto FC 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26 23
Updated to match(es) played on 18:04 EDT October 28, 2012. Source: MLSSoccer.com

(E1) = Eastern Conference champion

Results Summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
34 16 9 9 57 46  +11 57 11 4 2 34 18  +16 5 5 7 23 28  −5

Last updated: October 27, 2012.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by round[edit]

Updated to match(es) played on October 27, 2012. Source: NewYorkRedBulls.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss


Kickoff times are in EDT.

MLS Cup Playoffs[edit]

Kickoff times are in EDT.

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Kickoff times are in EDT.


Allocation ranking[edit]

New York is in the #11 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club's ranking.[37]

International roster spots[edit]

It is believed that New York has 11 MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2012 season. It is believed the three extra slots that New York possesses were acquired from the Houston Dynamo franchise (then based in San Jose) in January 2005 in exchange for Ricardo Clark, again from Houston in March 2009,[38] and from Colorado Rapids in the September 2010 Macoumba Kandji trade. The trade of this spot was not included in the press release.[39]

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: *2013 MLS SuperDraft conditional draft pick from San Jose Earthquakes; *Unspecified year conditional draft pick from Toronto FC.
Future picks traded: *2013 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 to Portland Timbers; *2013 MLS SuperDraft Round 2 to Sporting Kansas City; *2014 MLS Supplemental Draft Round 2 pick to Los Angeles Galaxy.


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