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Red Bulls Advance To US Open Cup Final

(Bradley Wright-Phillips celebrating one of his goals – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls rallied with two late goals in the second half and one in the first overtime to defeat FC Cincinnati, 3-2 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal on Tuesday night at Nippert Stadium.

New York advanced to the Open Cup Final for the first time since 2003. The 3-2 win Tuesday night is ironically is the same scoreline back in 2003 when they defeated D.C. United in the Open Cup Semifinal.

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Red Bulls Outlast Orlando City

(Bradley Wright-Phillips looking at the change on his Red Bulls career goal record to 83 on Saturday night – Photo by Jason Schott) 

The Red Bulls beat a gritty Orlando City SC team, 3-1, on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

This is their fifth win in six games, and a nice bounce back after their loss in the Hudson River Derby to the New York City Football Club last Sunday.

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Nets Unveil New Nike Uniforms

(Provided by Brooklyn Nets)

The Nets unveiled their new look on Friday, the Nike Association (white) and Icon (black) uniforms.

They feature traditional details that have been part of the Nets’ identity since moving to Brooklyn, including wearing “Brooklyn” across the chest on both uniforms, and a herringbone stripe that runs down the side of the jerseys and shorts.

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Red Bulls Sign 11 Players From Special Olympics New Jersey

(Red Bull Arena – Photo by Jason Schott)

The New York Red Bulls have signed 11 athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey to two-game contracts, the club announced on Thursday.

The New York Red Bulls Unified Team will take the field for two matches, starting with a home game against Special Olympics Florida this Saturday at Red Bull Arena before the New York Red Bulls – Orlando City SC match.

On Wednesday, the players met with Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett before signing their contracts, and then warmed up with the Red Bulls first team before holding a training session at Red Bulls Training Facility.

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Red Bulls Sign Pair of Midfielders

(Vincent Bezecourt – @NewYorkRedBulls)

The Red Bulls signed a pair of midfielders, Vincent Bezecourt and Dilly Duka, ahead of Saturday night’s game against Orlando City SC.

Bezecourt joins the first team from New York Red Bulls II, the club’s USL affiliate.

“Vince has impressed us in games and in training over the last 18 months,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “We are pleased to add him to our MLS roster and proud that another player has moved through the developmental system to the first team.”

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Reaction: NYCFC Wins Latest Hudson River Derby

(NYCFC’s David Villa edges out Sal Zizzo of the Red Bulls for a loose ball – USA Today Sports) 

New York City Football Club won the lasted installment of the Hudson River Derby, 3-2, on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

David Villa led the way for NYCFC with a hat trick, giving him 17 goals on the season. It was his first MLS hat trick.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored both Red Bulls goals, and he now has 12 goals this season.

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NYCFC, Villa Outlast BWP, Red Bulls

(Pregame festivities on Sunday at Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)

New York City Football Club beat the Red Bulls 3-2 in the latest installment of the Hudson River Derby on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

The stars came to play in this one, as NYCFC’s David Villa had a hat trick to give him 17 goals on the season, and the Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips notched two goals to give him 12 for the year.

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Red Bulls Rolling As They Enter Hudson River Derby

(The celebration was on after Bradley Wright-Phillips’ second-half goal – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Red Bulls won their fourth straight on Saturday night with a 4-0 romp over the Montreal Impact.

Daniel Royer led the way with two goals for the Red Bulls, giving him 10 on the season, just one behind Bradley Wright-Phillips for the team lead. Wright-Phillips got his 11th in this one too.

The Red Bulls have won these four by a combined score of 15-3. It is the first time in franchise history that they have scored three or more goals in four straight games.

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NYCFC Set For Big Tests In Toronto & Hudson River Derby

(Andrea Pirlo (left) and David Villa (second from right) were on hand at the adidas Store in Midtown for an autograph session on Tuesday – Photo by Jason Schott)

New York City Football Club is entering perhaps the biggest back-to-back of their season, as they take on Toronto FC on the road this Sunday, and then host the Red Bulls in the latest installment of the Hudson River Derby on Sunday, August 6.

NYCFC is coming off a huge 2-1 win on Saturday against the Chicago Fire, overcoming that they had to play down a man for the final 80 minutes of the game.  NYCFC (11-4-6, 37 points) is now just one point behind Chicago, who are in second place with 38 points (11-5-4).

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