Red Bull New York and the World Series of Football announced today that English Premiership giants Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will participate with the New York Red Bulls in the 2010 New York Football Challenge that will take place from July 22-25 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon is tentatively slated as the fourth team in the tournament.  Ticket and scheduling information will be announced at a later date.


Here are statements from Hans Backe, Roberto Mancini, and Harry Redknapp.

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  1. Matt Says:

    Is Hans working on some facial hair?

  2. Michael Says:

    This is great news! I’m from england and will be out in the NY area for the whole summer, so I hope to see the man city fixture. Tevez!

  3. Oh_yeah Says:

    Wow, this is good news for the Red Bulls. The arena will be the Mecca of association football here in North America.

  4. jackv Says:

    This is going to be the bomb for the arena.If this doesn’t sell out what will!! Go Hans your the man!

  5. SOCCER LOU Says:

    great news !!!
    finally the ny-nj soccer fan are bein treated
    very good it would be awesome to see those
    two english squad and the portuguese club and
    off course the RB compete on a sell out arena
    let’s see who can sing the most
    let.s go and show those eropean who’s house this is
    let’s pack the Red Bull arena to the max and make it shine
    let’s go football (soccer) the best sport in the world………..

  6. Fan Sporting Says:

    It will be a nice tournament, and of course I hope my Sporting Clube de Portugal win :-p

  7. Victor Says:

    I like tottenham City and the redbulls But I hope city wins this.

  8. ... Says:

    (deleted) city bitters

  9. SOCCER LOU Says:

    i think the red bull should come out with
    and alternative jersey any suggestions??
    i know they got the road blue
    how about grey or black…………

    • Ceez Says:

      I seriously disagree with your match assessments but I am SOOOO WITH YOU on this. I’ve been dying for new uniforms. The home white and away blue are sooooo old.

      AT LEAST mix it up with blue jersey, white shorts, and blue socks.


      • Cindy Says:

        you think a red base, white accent kit for a third jersey would look too Chicago?

      • SOCCER LOU Says:

        the only problem with grey is that they actually going to
        look like a red bull can
        can u imagine that…..
        and i actually really watch the game
        with time to see everything and u r right
        dont get use to me saying that ok lol
        borman was quiet but did a good joob
        Salou who???

  10. Queens_RBNY_Fan Says:

    I agree, a new kit is needed. Maybe some gold or silver accents for the logo or for the names and numbers. Maybe a yellow kit? I know I am thinking it may be too loud, but hey We are the Red Bulls.


  11. SOCCER LOU Says:

    Crazy idea how about
    Everything stay the same
    Red Bull arena
    Of course RB still the sponsor
    but give the name to the team give back that black and red
    and the Metrostars name
    fillit up with every kind of advertisement for RB
    i think it’ll be nice to see those colors again
    or can they actually play with those kits as an
    vintage night or something??
    like they do in others sports…….

    • Oh_yeah Says:

      I don’t know if you know this, but the team name Metrostars was name after the first owner of the team company. The team was name after Metromedia which used to own Fox5 in metropolitan area. Personally, I am not worry about the name of the team. I want them to win. I think that Red Bulls are trying to bring a winning team.

      • soccer lou Says:

        Am with u all the way
        BTW thank for the explanation
        but dont u think they need a change of kit
        something different
        hey it can’t go wrong with all the hoop ra
        about the team and the arena
        i just think it would be a nice idea to do that on
        this torunament

      • Oh_yeah Says:

        Yes, I agree that a new kit is needed.

  12. Queens_RBNY_Fan Says:

    Yes @Oh_yeah you’re right. It does not matter what the name of the team is, it is our NY/NJ/Tri-state area team, and we should support them!

    • Oh_yeah Says:

      You are absolutely right.

    • Cindy Says:

      can i say that i actually like the fact that NY/NJ actually share this team? i feel like NY and NJ are always pitted against each other so often that i like this set up? though i know there are haters on both sides who want strictly NJ and strictly NY. i’m rambling here, i’ll shut up now.

      go Red Bulls!

  13. Queens_RBNY_Fan Says:

    Just got my tickets, bringing someone from work that has never been to our cathedral, and my daughter and her friend, see you guys at the match! COME ON RED BULLS!!!

  14. Dario Says:

    I got my Juventus v. RBNY tickets yesterday.


  15. rbfan Says:

    Well Red Bull doesnt just sponsor the team…they own it. That is why the name will not change, that is why the logo will not go. They have actually worn a yellow kit in the past i believe and i know the Salzburg club sometimes wears a blue jersey with yellow shorts. It looks wierd at first but after seeing it a few times i really like it. Also I’m glad Red Bulls own the team, i think the Logo is sweet and the money they have is fantastic because we have the ability to buy top quality players…3 DPs here we come.

  16. Lagan Says:

    Does anybody know when the tickets for the July tournament will be available? We will be travelling down from Toronto and there has been quite some interest here for the tournament.

  17. Michael Havlin Says:

    I had my birthday yesterday and have been promised tickets to see City.
    I, too, would love to find the date for the matches so that I can book to come down.

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  19. lou Says:

    I am Sporting clube de portugal fan , and i would like to know where and when we could by tickets!!
    Thanks. spoooorting

  20. nev Says:

    i am after the brochures /programmes from this tournament can anyone help please email me on i will pay and exchange pin badges for help

  21. Lion_North Says:

    Go Sporting! We will win! The Best Club in Europe!

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