The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey. The team competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Red Bulls began play in 1996 (originally known as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars), as one of the charter clubs of the league. In 2006 the team was sold to Red Bull GmbH, leading to the team's current name. The team is one of two MLS franchises representing New York, along with New York City FC.
The Red Bulls won the Supporters' Shield in 2013 and 2015. The team's prior best result in an MLS season was reaching the MLS Cup final in 2008. In the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the MetroStars reached three semi-finals (1997, 1998, 2000), before reaching their first final in 2003, losing 1–0 to the Chicago Fire.Close