New York Red Bulls History, Ownership, Squad Members, Support Staff, and Honors



The New York Red Bulls are an American proficient soccer club based in Harrison, New Jersey. The Red Bulls compete as a part of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The club was set up in October 1994 and started play within the league’s inaugural season in 1996 as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. In 2006, the group was sold to Red Bull GmbH and re-branded as a portion of the company’s worldwide organization of football clubs, leading to the team’s current title.


The club’s unique title was Empire Soccer Club, which gave birth to the title of the team’s biggest supporters’ group, Empire Supporters Club. The team’s original proprietors were John Kluge and Stuart Subotnick. The title MetroStars was chosen in reference to Metromedia, the media company established by Kluge, after Nike’s original recommendation “MetroFlash” was rejected. The owners too considered but rejected buying the rights to the title “Cosmos”. Tab Ramos, the first player to sign with MLS, got to be the first MetroStars player and was before long joined by 1994 FIFA World Cup partner Tony Meola and A.C. Milan star midfielder Roberto Donadoni. 1990 World Cup player Peter Vermes was named the primary group captain, but it was the already obscure Venezuelan Giovanni Savarese who got to be the Metros’ first breakthrough star.

The team’s first coach was Eddie Firmani of New York Cosmos fame. In 1996, the MetroStars made news when they chosen players named Juninho and Túlio in the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft. This report set off an instantly positive response which was rapidly smashed after the MetroStars uncovered that they had not actually drafted well-known Brazilian players Juninho Paulista and Túlio Costa, as individuals had assumed. The MetroStars postponed both draftees on March 25, 1996. Whereas the personality of “Juninho” was afterwards found, the genuine title and club history of “Tulio” remains unknown. This strange scene has entered MetroStars people legend.


The club was established in 1995 by John Werner Kluge and Stuart Subotnick, two directors for Metromedia, under the title MetroStars. The club was an establishing part of Major Alliance Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to the Austrian company Ruddy Bull and renamed the New York Red Bulls.

Coaching Staff

Name Position Age
Chris Armas Manager 47
Bradley Carnell Assistant Manager 43
C.J. Brown Assistant Manager 44
Todd Hoffard Goalkeeping Coach
Rafa Goalkeeping Coach 49
Jeremy Holsopple Conditioning Coach
Michelle Lafiosca Athletic Coach


Medical Staff

Name Position Age
Traci Snyder



Name Position Age
Cris da Silva
Chief Scout
Ralf Rangnick Head of International Relations and Scouting 61
Jeff Agoos
Scout 51
Bob Montgomery Academy Manager 64



Name Position Age
Gérard Houllier Global Sports Director 72
Denis Hamlett
Sporting Director 51
Kevin Thelwell Director of Football
Ricardo Campos Director of Football
Juan Romero
Team coordinator
Bob Montgomery Head of Soccer School 64



Name Position Jersey No.
David Jensen Goalkeeper 1
Kendall McIntosh Goalkeeper 40
Ryan Meara Goalkeeper 18
Aaron Long Defender 33
Tim Parker Defender 26
Amro Tarek Defender 3
Sean Nealis Defender 15
John Tolkin Defender 47
Patrick Seagrist Defender 7
Kyle Duncan Defender 6
Mandela Egbo Defender 39
Chris Lema Midfielder 80
Sean Davis Midfielder 27
Marc Rzatkowski Midfielder 90
Cristhian Cásseres Jr. Midfielder 23
Alejandro Romero Gamarra Midfielder 10
Jared Stroud Midfielder 8
Daniel Royer Forward 77
Josh Sims Forward 20
Alex Muyl Forward 19
Florian Valot Forward 22
Omir Fernandez Forward 21
Ben Mines Forward 17
Mathias Jörgensen Forward 25
Brian White Forward 42
Tom Barlow Forward 74



  • Supporters’ Shield
    • Winners(3): 2013, 2015, 2018
  • MLS Cup
    • Runners-up: 2008
  • S. Open Cup
    • Runners-up(2): 2003, 2017