We struck the MetroStars Memorabilia Motherlode on Mother’s Day

For millions of millennials, Mother’s Day marks an annual May migration to full fridges and landscaped lawns; to garages packed with beat-up bicycles and living rooms lined with embarrassing photos; and, of course, to familiar bedrooms crammed with childhood collectibles, objects useless and almost-forgotten but, upon consideration, far too special to discard.  Here in New… Continue reading We struck the MetroStars Memorabilia Motherlode on Mother’s Day

Red Bull family needs Red Bull

On Tuesday night, I followed a family through the underground hallway between 6th and 7th Avenues and down the steps to the L train. The mom, dad and son headed to Brooklyn bundled in beefy coats and mittens and the kid kept his fur-lined hood over his head though we were about to enter a steamy… Continue reading Red Bull family needs Red Bull

I logged every piece of club apparel I saw in NYC over 30 days. On Day 31, I spotted Alecko Eskandarian

Back in early-November, I charted every piece of MLS and English Premier League apparel I saw over four days at three Disney amusement parks in Florida. It was a fun way to pass the time so I decided to expand my field research to New York City. Each week, I experience a representative sample of diverse… Continue reading I logged every piece of club apparel I saw in NYC over 30 days. On Day 31, I spotted Alecko Eskandarian

Izzy Tandir, Bosnia & Herzogovinia U21 striker raised in New Jersey, signs with Real Zaragoza; is he on Jurgen’s radar?

  Izzy Tandir, a 20-year-old Bosnian striker who was born in Germany and raised in Hackettstown, New Jersey , has signed with Real Zaragoza in Spain’s Segunda Division. Tandir came up through the Red Bulls youth academy before playing for FC Sochaux’s youth team in France, Sacramento Republic and Breiðablik in Iceland. He also played at… Continue reading Izzy Tandir, Bosnia & Herzogovinia U21 striker raised in New Jersey, signs with Real Zaragoza; is he on Jurgen’s radar?

Orlando City dominates at Disney

Earlier this week, I posted about my search for fans wearing Premier League club apparel over four days at three Disney theme parks. In the end, I spotted 54 different people wearing clothing representing 14 of the 20 EPL teams. On Day 2 of my trip, I decided to document every piece of MLS apparel I saw after… Continue reading Orlando City dominates at Disney

The MLS has come so far. What will the Red Bulls and their league look like 13 years from now?

Mamadou Diallo scored four goals against the Galaxy inside Giants Stadium on June 16, 2002. The 22,071 fans at the match sat sprinkled around the cavern. There was room to put a jacket on a nearby seat and stretch out a bit. Sunday’s Eastern Conference semifinal match against DC United, which the Red Bulls won 1-0 to advance to the Conference Finals, drew… Continue reading The MLS has come so far. What will the Red Bulls and their league look like 13 years from now?