Tuesday, March 22, 2011

2006 - Red Bull NY Inaugural Game

2006.04.08 Giants Stadium....Inaugural game

After purchasing the Metrostars, Red Bull decided to re-brand the team changing the name, colors and logo, although the majority of the players would remain the same. Red Bull also owns FC Red Bull Salzberg, Austrian Bundesliga; Red Bull Brasil, Serie A2; RB Leipzig, Regionalliga Nord (Germany).

The pre-match ceremony featured a tribute to the great's of New York and New Jersey's soccer past. In attendance were Cosmos' Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia, Shep Messing, Andranik Eskandarian, Carlos Alberto, Franz Beckenbauer, Werner Roth as well as past members of the Metrostars..the game ball was delivered by the Red Bull skydiving team. The half-time show featured Wyclef Jean and Shakira before a freexing crowd of 35,793. Shikara removed her winter coat before she performed!

Facing the NE Revolution, the Red Bull battled to a scoreless draw, as Taylor Twellmen of the Revolution missed 2 golden opportunities, while Amadao Guevara had his chances turned away by Rev keeper Matt Reis and Edson Buddle missed the open net on a wide shot.

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