New York City Football Club player David Villa on September 18, 2014 (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

MLS, Players Avoid Strike, Agree To 5-Year Labor Deal

Major League Soccer and its players’ union have agreed in principle to a new CBA, establishing free agency for the first time and averting a possible strike ahead of Friday’s season opener.

03/05/2015

Mike Grella in 2009 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Red Bulls Sign Forward Mike Grella, Waive Midfielder Ian Christianson

Grella, a Long Island native, made the team after a tryout during the team’s first preseason trip to Orlando, Florida.

02/18/2015

Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis (Photo: Steinlight Media)

Schwartz: New Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis Overcomes Criticisms

Generally, a new general manager or sporting director is given clearance to bring in his own people, but in his case Ali Curtis found himself in a tough spot.

02/17/2015

Bobby Shuttleworth #22 of New England Revolution allows a goal by Tim Cahill #17 of the New York Red Bulls during the first half during Leg 2 of the MLS Eastern Conference game at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Australian Midfielder Tim Cahill Leaving Red Bulls

The all-time leading goal scorer for Australia, Cahill hopes to announce his future plans soon.

02/02/2015

Danny Welbeck of Arsenal battles with Sacha Kljestan of Anderlecht during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Arsenal FC and RSC Anderlecht at Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Red Bulls Acquire Midfielder Sacha Kljestan From Anderlecht

American midfielder Sacha Kljestan is returning to Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls.

01/28/2015

Felipe Martins in 2012 (Photo by Francois Laplante/Getty Images)

Impact Trade Felipe To Red Bulls For Oyongo, Alexander

Felipe was pulled aside by Montreal coach Frank Klopas ahead of practice Tuesday and told he was headed to New York. The 24-year-old Brazilian was a regular in Montreal’s lineup since the team joined Major League Soccer three years ago.

01/27/2015

Raúl (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Unlike Red Bulls And NYCFC, There’s No Controversy In Cosmos Country

It’s been an offseason of nothing but smiles and cheers from Cosmos Country, a far cry from what Red Bulls and NYCFC fans have had to endure.

01/19/2015

New York City Football Club player David Villa on September 18, 2014 (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

MLS Expands Playoffs, Adds 2 Teams In 20th Season

Joining the league are Orlando City FC and New York City FC, who will face off at the Citrus Bowl for their debut game on March 8. NYCFC will play its home games at Yankee Stadium.

01/07/2015

Mike Petke (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

Red Bulls Coaching Shakeup: Mike Petke Out, Jesse Marsch In

The move came two weeks after Ali Curtis was hired to replace Andy Roxburgh as the team’s sporting director.

01/07/2015

Derek Jeter hits a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

WATCH: 10 Memorable NY/NJ Sports Moments From 2014

Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.

12/31/2014

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.

12/26/2014

Ali Curtis in 2003 (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Red Bulls Name Ali Curtis New Sporting Director

Curtis, 36, will be responsible for all soccer activities at the club, including player acquisition, scouting and oversight of the coaching staff.

12/23/2014

Thierry Henry (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Thierry Henry Announces Retirement From Soccer

Former Arsenal, France and Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats.

12/16/2014

Thierry Henry (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Dyer: Red Bulls Will Likely Never Have Another Player Like Thierry Henry

It was as improbable a love story as has ever been written in New York City sports, an enigmatic Frenchman and a city that wants passion from its stars.

12/03/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

12/02/2014

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Photos from the Galaxy’s 1-0 win over the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.

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Red Bulls at Fire: August 8

Photos from Rafael Marquez’s debut with the New York Red Bulls.

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Red Bulls vs. Manchester City: July 25

Red Bulls defeat Manchester City 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

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Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bulls: July 22

New York Red Bulls vs. Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

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