Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe was back at training today just three days after he had a procedure done to remove his gallbladder. Backe told us he’s feeling better and spoke to The Record’s Stefan Bondy and the New York Post’s Brian Lewis after training (make sure you watch out for their stories). While he is not flying with the team today, he hopes to make the trip tomorrow. Also, we passed along your well wishes to him during the week and this is his response to all of you:

Red Bulls fans,

I wanted to pass along my thanks for all of the generous comments and well wishes that you have left for me after my procedure Monday night. Despite being a new manager for this club, you have all been very supportive and I am very thankful for that. I attended training today and I am gradually feeling better since my surgery. I’m very proud of my players for their two gutsy performances to start the season and I’m confident that if we compete on Saturday in a similar fashion, then we can earn three points against Chivas USA.

Thank you again and we will see you soon,

Coach Backe

The team leaves later this afternoon for Los Angeles. Excited to take on Chivas? Pumped to see coach back on the sideline? Let us know!



  1. Kuba Says:

    Get those playoffs coach!

  2. nando Says:

    ur welcome coach…keep up the speed recovery

  3. Karbaz Says:

    No prob coach.

    Chivas can’t score and our D looks fantastic so far, I think we’ll get the win and Angel will get his first of the season.

  4. Hutskizzle Says:

    anything for our Backe

    plus you dont wanna miss out on LA this weekend. gonna be colder here in NY lol

  5. cdrcgr Says:

    You’re welcome Mr. Backe. And yes you have left a positive impression on us, the fans.

  6. christian Says:

    no problem coach!

    PS:Excited to take on Chivas?
    Pumped to see coach back on the sideline?
    Let us know!
    I DID!

  7. Oh_yeah Says:

    Coach, keep up with your recovery.

  8. Ryan Says:

    Welcome Backe!

    See what I did there?

  9. Cindy Says:

    glad to hear you’re feeling better Coach!

  10. BIG T Says:

    Chivas 0 red bulls 3

    Go bulls

  11. Tim F. Says:

    Red Bull Players,

    Win the Chivas game for Coach Backe!

  12. soccer lou Says:

    I’m glad your doing better coach
    now boys let’s get a win for the skipper!!!!

  13. Queens_NYRB_Fan Says:

    Backe is a class act. I can’t wait to see you “fully fit” lol

  14. gigi Says:

    deff earned some brownie points with us fans with the thank you

  15. Devil500 Says:

    Thank you!!

    Now time to get us another win on the road!!! A WIN ON THE ROAD WOW haha who would have thought!

    In Backe We Trust.

  16. jspec Says:

    can’t wait for the next home game. It will be my first after watching on tv.

  17. BlancdaBody Says:

    Should be an easy 3 points against Goats USA. Any info on Robinson or Ibrahim? Will they be available?

    • Tom Says:

      Im pretty sure that Salou is eligible for the match. His visa is secured, whether or not he’ll play is up in the air because as far as I know, thursday was his first practice.

  18. Jeff Says:

    Keep it going coach….best organized team in MLS

  19. Scott Says:

    Glad you’re with NY, keep it up! Hope you feel much better!

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