Head Coach: Mo Johnston
Team site: http://redbull.newyork.mlsnet.com/MLS/rbn/index.jsp
The MetroStars acquire 21-year-old Bolivian playmaker Joselito Vaca from the Dallas Burn in exchange for future considerations.
The MetroStars trade the rights to forward Jaime Moreno to D.C. United in exchange for future considerations, and the Metros will receive additional considerations if he is added to D.C. United's final 2004 roster.
The MetroStars acquire 23-year-old Jamaican forward Fabian Taylor as a Transitional International player using a Discovery selection.
The Metros capture the 2004 La Manga Cup with a 1-0 victory over Viking FK of Stavanger, Norway in at La Manga Club Resort in La Manga, Murcia, Spain. Rookie defender Jeff Parke scored the game-winner in the 27th minute, to earn the Metros the preseason trophy. Veteran midfielder Amado Guevara earned Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Metros to the title and a 3-1-0 record in the tournament. To start the tournament, the MetroStars dropped a 1-0 result to Viking on February 25, 2004 in Group A. The "Red and Black" thumped FK Bodø/Glimt, 3-1, courtesy of two goals by Joselito Vaca and to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, the Metros defeated Ukrainian powerhouse Dynamo Kyiv 3-2 to advance to the final.
The team is purchased and renamed as Red Bull New York.
New York Red Bulls
One Harmon Plaza
Secaucus, NJ, 07094
Phone: (201) 583-7000
Fax: (201) 583-7055