Red Bull New York Still Woeful in Foxboro
On Saturday the New York Red Bulls once again failed to get a victory at Gillette Stadium against the New England Revolution.
When Darius Barnes headed in a cross past RBNY goalkeeper Bill Gaudette and into the back of the net well after the four minutes of injury-time had already been eclipsed it tied the score at one and increased the Red Bulls franchise winless streak in Foxboro. The last time the franchise won at Gillette Stadium, in either the regular season or the playoffs, was June 29, 2002.
What was going on around that time?
- George W. Bush was still in his first term as President of the United States of America.
- The New York Red Bulls were still the MetroStars.
- Octavio Zambrano was still the MetroStars head coach, before Bob Bradley, Mo Johnston, Richie Williams and Bruce Arena.
- Rodrigo Faria, in his second and final year with the club, was the team’s leading scorer with 12 league goals.
- MLS still awarded a “scoring champion” giving player’s two points for a goal and one for an assist opposed to the current Golden Boot system.
- On June 30, 2002 Brazil defeated Germany in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan for its fifth championship.
- Thierry Henry was gearing up for his fourth season with Arsenal. In the 2002-03 campaign he would score 32 goals and tally 23 assists in all competitions, led Arsenal to win the FA Cup, was FA Cup final man-of-the-match and was the runner-up for 2003 FIFA World Player of the Year.
- Current Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe was in his second season managing FC Copenhagen in Denmark. He would work for four other teams—including the Mexican National Team—before being hired by the Red Bulls.
- Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams passed away on July 5.