2015 New York Red Bulls season

The 2015 New York Red Bulls season was the franchise's twentieth season in Major League Soccer, the top division of soccer in the United States.[3]

New York Red Bulls
2015 season
Sporting DirectorAli Curtis[1]
Head CoachJesse Marsch[2]
Major League SoccerConference: 1st
Overall: 1st
MLS Cup PlayoffsConference Finals
U.S. Open CupQuarterfinals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Bradley Wright-Phillips (17)

All:
Bradley Wright-Phillips (18)
Highest home attendance25,217
(May 10 vs. New York City)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 12,540
(Apr. 29 vs. Colorado)
All: 5,585
(June 16 vs. Atlanta)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 19,242
All: 17,291
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Roster transactionsEdit

InEdit

# Position Player Signed from Details Date Source
MF   Sal Zizzo   New York City FC In exchange for Ryan Meara on loan December 11, 2014 [4]
MF   Sean Davis Academy Homegrown player December 11, 2014 [5]
GK   Kyle Reynish   Chicago Fire January 20, 2015 [6]
DF   Andrew Jean-Baptiste   Chivas USA January 27, 2015 [7]
DF   Damien Perrinelle Free Agent Re-signed with the club January 27, 2015 [7]
DF   Ronald Zubar   AC Ajaccio January 27, 2015 [7]
MF   Felipe Martins   Montreal Impact In exchange for Eric Alexander, Ambroise Oyongo and an international player spot January 27, 2015 [8]
MF   Sacha Kljestan   Anderlecht January 28, 2015 [9]
FW   Mike Grella   Carolina RailHawks February 17, 2015 [10]
DF   Karl Ouimette   Montreal Impact March 5, 2015 [11]
ST   Anatole Abang   Rainbow F.C. March 5, 2015 [11]
MF   Dane Richards   Bodø/Glimt March 7, 2015 [12]
DF   Kemar Lawrence   Harbour View March 16, 2015 [13]
MF   Marius Obekop Free Agent Re-signed with the club March 21, 2015 [14]
DF   Anthony Wallace   Tampa Bay Rowdies March 27, 2015 [15]
MF   Shaun Wright-Phillips   Queens Park Rangers July 27, 2015 [16]
MF   Gonzalo Verón   San Lorenzo $2,200,000 Transfer Fee August 5, 2015 [17]

OutEdit

# Position Player Signed by Details Date Source
14 FW   Thierry Henry Retired December 1, 2014 [18]
55 DF   Damien Perrinelle   New York Red Bulls Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
32 DF   Ibrahim Sekagya Retired Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
27 DF   Kosuke Kimura   Widzew Łódź Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
2 DF   Richard Eckersley   Oldham Athletic Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
15 MF   Bobby Convey Free Agent Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
13 MF   Marius Obekop   New York Red Bulls Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
39 FW   Saër Sène   Blackpool FC Option Declined December 2, 2014 [19]
4 DF   Jámison Olave   Real Salt Lake Traded for allocation money December 10, 2014 [20]
3 DF   Ambroise Oyongo   Montreal Impact In exchange for Felipe Martins January 27, 2015 [8]
12 MF   Eric Alexander   Montreal Impact In exchange for Felipe Martins January 27, 2015 [8]
17 MF   Tim Cahill   Shanghai Shenhua Free February 2, 2015 [21]
19 MF   Eric Stevenson   Cincinnati Waived February 13, 2015 [22]
6 MF   Ian Christianson   Whitecaps FC 2 Waived February 17, 2015 [23]
5 DF   Armando Lozano   Elche CF Waived March 7, 2015 [12]
21 MF   Ruben Bover   New York Cosmos B Waived March 12, 2015 [24]
23 MF   Michael Bustamante   Charlotte Independence Waived March 21, 2015 [14]
- FW   Péguy Luyindula Retired May 31, 2015 [25]
35 DF   Andrew Jean-Baptiste   Estrella San Agustín Waived June 26, 2015 [26]

Loaned outEdit

# Position Player Loaned to Details Date Source
18 GK   Ryan Meara   New York City FC In exchange for Sal Zizzo December 11, 2014 [4]
91 MF   Dane Richards   Indy Eleven July 10, 2015 [27]

Draft picksEdit

Round # Position Player College/Club Team Reference
1 (18) MF   Leo Stolz UCLA [28]
2 (39) FW   Stefano Bonomo University of California, Berkeley [28]
3 (59) DF   Shawn McLaws Coastal Carolina University [29]
4 (79) MF   Manolo Sanchez Clemson University [29]

Team informationEdit

Squad InformationEdit

As of August 05, 2015.[30]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) [31] Previous Club
Goalkeepers
18 Kyle Reynish   GK (1983-11-03)3 November 1983 (aged 31)   Chicago Fire
24 Santiago Castaño   GK (1995-04-14)14 April 1995 (aged 19) Academy
31 Luis Robles   GK (1984-05-11)11 May 1984 (aged 30)   Karlsruher SC
Defenders
3 Shawn McLaws   RB (1993-03-09)9 March 1993 (aged 21)   Coastal Carolina University
5 Connor Lade   RB (1989-11-16)16 November 1989 (aged 25)   St. John's University
6 Anthony Wallace   LB (1989-01-26)26 January 1989 (aged 26)   Tampa Bay Rowdies
7 Roy Miller   LB (1984-11-24)24 November 1984 (aged 30)   Rosenborg
20 Matt Miazga   CB (1995-07-19)19 July 1995 (aged 19) Academy
22 Karl Ouimette   CB/LB (1992-06-18)18 June 1992 (aged 22)   Montreal Impact
23 Ronald Zubar   CB (1985-09-20)20 September 1985 (aged 29)   AC Ajaccio
25 Chris Duvall   RB (1991-09-10)10 September 1991 (aged 23)   Wake Forest University
55 Damien Perrinelle   CB (1983-09-12)12 September 1983 (aged 31)   FC Istres
92 Kemar Lawrence   LB (1992-09-17)17 September 1992 (aged 22)   Harbour View
Midfielders
8 Felipe   CM (1990-09-30)30 September 1990 (aged 24)   Montreal Impact
10 Lloyd Sam   RW (1984-09-27)27 September 1984 (aged 30)   Leeds United
11 Dax McCarty   CM (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 27)   D.C. United
13 Mike Grella   LW (1987-01-23)23 January 1987 (aged 28)   Carolina RailHawks
15 Sal Zizzo   RW/LW (1987-04-03)3 April 1987 (aged 27)   Sporting Kansas City
16 Sacha Kljestan   CM (1985-09-09)9 September 1985 (aged 29)   Anderlecht
17 Manolo Sanchez   MF (1991-11-10)10 November 1991 (aged 23)   Clemson University
19 Leo Stolz   MF (1991-02-15)15 February 1991 (aged 24)   UCLA
21 Marius Obekop   MF (1994-12-19)19 December 1994 (aged 20)   Renaissance
27 Sean Davis   CM (1993-02-08)8 February 1993 (aged 22) Academy
30 Gonzalo Verón   RW/CM (1989-12-24)24 December 1989 (aged 25)   San Lorenzo
98 Shaun Wright-Phillips   RW/LW (1981-10-25)25 October 1981 (aged 33)   Queens Park Rangers
Forwards
9 Anatole Abang   FW (1996-07-06)6 July 1996 (aged 18)   Rainbow F.C.
99 Bradley Wright-Phillips   FW (1985-03-12)12 March 1985 (aged 29)   Charlton Athletic

CompetitionsEdit

PreseasonEdit

Major League Soccer seasonEdit

TablesEdit

Eastern Conference TableEdit


Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 New York Red Bulls 34 18 10 6 62 43 +19 60 Conference Semifinals & 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53 Conference Semifinals
3 Montreal Impact 34 15 13 6 48 44 +4 51 Knockout round
4 D.C. United 34 15 13 6 43 45 −2 51
5 New England Revolution 34 14 12 8 48 47 +1 50
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots

Overall TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
1 New York Red Bulls (X) 34 18 10 6 62 43 +19 60 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
2 FC Dallas 34 18 10 6 52 39 +13 60
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 16 13 5 45 36 +9 53
4 Columbus Crew 34 15 11 8 58 53 +5 53
5 Portland Timbers (C) 34 15 11 8 41 39 +2 53 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (X) Supporters' Shield winner.
Notes:
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MLS Cup PlayoffsEdit

Conference semifinalsEdit

Conference finalsEdit

U.S. Open CupEdit

New York Red Bulls will enter the 2015 U.S. Open Cup with the rest of Major League Soccer in the fourth round.[32]

International Champions CupEdit

Player statisticsEdit

As of November 29, 2015
No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS MLS Cup U.S. Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
5 MF   Connor Lade 21 0 16+2 0 0 0 3 0
6 DF   Anthony Wallace 8 2 6 2 0 0 1+1 0
7 DF   Roy Miller 7 0 5+1 0 0 0 1 0
8 MF   Felipe 41 3 34 3 4 0 2+1 0
9 ST   Anatole Abang 21 6 3+14 4 0+2 1 2 1
10 MF   Lloyd Sam 38 12 27+4 10 4 0 3 2
11 MF   Dax McCarty 39 2 32 1 4 1 3 0
13 ST   Mike Grella 40 10 30+3 9 4 0 1+2 1
15 MF   Sal Zizzo 28 1 10+12 0 4 0 1+1 1
16 MF   Sacha Kljestan 40 9 33 8 4 0 3 1
17 MF   Manolo Sanchez 4 0 0+3 0 0 0 0+1 0
20 DF   Matt Miazga 32 1 24+2 1 4 0 2 0
21 MF   Marius Obekop 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
22 DF   Karl Ouimette 11 0 7+4 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF   Ronald Zubar 17 2 8+4 1 3+1 0 1 1
25 DF   Chris Duvall 16 1 14+1 1 0 0 1 0
27 MF   Sean Davis 16 1 4+10 0 0 0 1+1 1
30 MF   Gonzalo Verón 17 1 2+11 1 0+4 0 0 0
31 GK   Luis Robles 41 0 34 0 4 0 3 0
55 DF   Damien Perrinelle 32 2 27+1 2 1 0 3 0
92 DF   Kemar Lawrence 27 1 23 1 4 0 0 0
98 MF   Shaun Wright-Phillips 14 1 1+11 1 0+2 0 0 0
99 ST   Bradley Wright-Phillips 39 18 32+1 17 4 1 2 0
Players who left the club during the season
35 DF   Andrew Jean-Baptiste 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
Out on Loan
91 MF   Dane Richards 13 0 1+11 0 0 0 0+1 0

Top scorersEdit

Place Position Number Name MLS MLS Cup U.S. Open Cup Total
1 FW 99   Bradley Wright-Phillips 17 1 0 18
2 MF 10   Lloyd Sam 10 0 2 12
3 FW 13   Mike Grella 9 0 1 10
4 MF 16   Sacha Kljestan 8 0 1 9
5 FW 9   Anatole Abang 4 1 1 6
6 MF 8   Felipe 3 0 0 3
7 DF 6   Anthony Wallace 2 0 0 2
MF 11   Dax McCarty 1 1 0 2
DF 23   Ronald Zubar 1 0 1 2
DF 55   Damien Perrinelle 2 0 0 2
8 MF 15   Sal Zizzo 0 0 1 1
DF 20   Matt Miazga 1 0 0 1
DF 25   Chris Duvall 1 0 0 1
MF 27   Sean Davis 0 0 1 1
MF 30   Gonzalo Verón 1 0 0 1
DF 92   Kemar Lawrence 1 0 0 1
MF 98   Shaun Wright-Phillips 1 0 0 1
Total 62 3 8 73

As of 29 November 2015.

Assist LeadersEdit

Place Position Number Name MLS MLS Cup U.S. Open Cup Total
1 MF 16   Sacha Kljestan 10 1 1 12
2 FW 13   Mike Grella 6 0 2 8
3 MF 11   Dax McCarty 7 0 0 7
FW 99   Bradley Wright-Phillips 6 0 1 7
4 MF 10   Lloyd Sam 4 1 1 6
5 MF 8   Felipe 3 0 1 4
6 MF 30   Gonzalo Verón 1 1 0 2
DF 92   Kemar Lawrence 2 0 0 2
7 DF 5   Connor Lade 1 0 0 1
FW 9   Anatole Abang 1 0 0 1
MF 15   Sal Zizzo 1 0 0 1
DF 20   Matt Miazga 1 0 0 1
MF 21   Marius Obekop 1 0 0 1
DF 25   Chris Duvall 1 0 0 1
MF 27   Sean Davis 1 0 0 1
DF 55   Damien Perrinelle 1 0 0 1
MF 98   Shaun Wright-Phillips 1 0 0 1
Total 47 3 6 55

As of 29 November 2015.
This table does not include secondary assists.

Clean SheetsEdit

Place Position Number Name MLS MLS Cup U.S. Open Cup Total
1 GK 31   Luis Robles 9 3 1 13
Total 9 3 1 13

As of 29 November 2015.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Bulls name Ali Curtis as club's new Sporting Director". newyorkredbulls.com.
  2. ^ Lalas, Greg. "New York Red Bulls name Jesse Marsch as new head coach". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 Earlybird Season tickets". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Red Bulls loan goalkeeper Ryan Meara to New York City FC for 2015 season". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Red Bulls sign Homegrown Player Sean Davis to MLS contract for 2015 season". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Red Bulls acquire goalkeeper Kyle Reynish from Chicago Fire". Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Red Bulls sign Jean-Baptiste, Perrinelle, and Zubar". Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Red Bulls trade Alexander, Oyongo to Montreal for Felipe, top allocation spot". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "USMNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan returns to MLS, signs with New York Red Bulls". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
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  14. ^ a b "Red Bulls sign Marius Obekop, waive Michael Bustamante". Retrieved March 21, 2015.
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  16. ^ "Red Bulls sign Shaun Wright-Phillips". Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  17. ^ "New York Red Bulls Sign Gonzalo Veron". Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  18. ^ "Thierry Henry officially announces he will not return to the New York Red Bulls in 2015". New York Red Bulls. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
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  30. ^ Players New York Red Bulls
  31. ^ Age on first match of the season March 8, 2015
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