‘Optimistic’ Red Bulls bid to subdue top-seed FC Cincinnati

The New York Red Bulls don’t have much time to rediscover their offense. The Red Bulls were blanked in the series opener and are facing elimination when they entertain top-seeded FC Cincinnati on Saturday night at Harrison, N.J. Cincinnati prevailed 3-0 on Sunday in the first match of the best-of-three series and will be looking to clinch an Eastern Conference semifinal berth. No. 8 seed New York had a 16-9 edge in shots in Game

Great expectations for FC Cincinnati in playoffs vs. Red Bulls

FC Cincinnati have been the hunted all season and they know it’ll be more of the same when they host the New York Red Bulls in the first match of their best-of-three series in the MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday. Cincinnati earned the Supporters’ Shield as the top team in the MLS table in its fifth season in the league. “This is now the first time we’ll go into a playoff scenario where you’re probably

Red Bulls face playoff debutant Charlotte FC in wild-card showdown

The New York Red Bulls and Charlotte FC both earned dramatic victories to earn their place in the Eastern Conference wild-card match. Now they will have to regroup quickly for their single-elimination clash Wednesday night in Harrison, N.J. The Red Bulls (11-13-10, 43 points) will host after they needed John Tolkin’s penalty kick deep in stoppage time to secure a 1-0 victory at Nashville SC and the No. 8 seed in the East, ahead of

Red Bulls, backs to the wall, need 3 points against Toronto FC

A huge win against the best team in Major League Soccer saved the New York Red Bulls from postseason elimination. Now a similar effort against the league’s worst team is absolutely necessary for the Red Bulls. Three days after winning at FC Cincinnati, the Red Bulls will attempt to get three more crucial points Saturday night when they host Toronto FC in Harrison, N.J. New York (9-13-10, 37 points) begins its penultimate match in 12th

FC Cincinnati, chasing history, welcome Red Bulls

Even with the Supporters’ Shield already clinched, FC Cincinnati have plenty to play for in the final weeks of the regular season. Meanwhile, the New York Red Bulls have little margin for error in their quest to make the playoffs. With the MLS single-season points record in sight, Cincinnati tries for a third consecutive victory on Wednesday night against the visiting Red Bulls. Cincinnati (19-4-8, 65 points) secured the franchise’s first Supporters Shield as the