The New York Red Bulls are the NYC area’s first local entry in Major League Soccer. Red Bull Arena, widely considered among the best soccer-specific stadiums in the nation, features stands with metal flooring that fans can stomp on, and the place gets loud for big games. This year’s team is again led by high-scoring striker Bradley Wright-Phillips and longtime goalie Luis Robles, veterans who helped the side win the 2018 Supporters’ Shield as the top regular-season finisher. Danish forward Mathias Jorgensen, only 18, looks to be a promising newcomer.
Bradley Wright-Phillips. Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports