New York Red Bulls: Great West Coast games highlight 2019 schedule

New York Red Bulls (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
New York Red Bulls (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

There is no better feeling than knowing that the New York Red Bulls season is just around the corner even though it feels like it just ended. So, based off the look of the schedule, 2019 looks like it is going to be fun.

For the New York Red Bulls, no matter what they do in 2019, it will be really tough to top their 2018 regular season.

Any one who follows and supports this team will likely say that 2018 was their favorite season to watch.

The most home points ever, most points in general ever, Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 100th goal, another Supporters’ Shield, many clean sheets, USMNT call-ups, another deep run in the USL Playoffs by second team.

The list really could go on for longer, but I won’t get into that right now.

Repeating that kind of success for the upcoming 2019 season in possible, but highly unlikely.

The 2018 Red Bulls were built by Jesse Marsch, for the most part and were heavily aggressive with the high-press and played a Serie A type aggressive style on defense. Impenetrable.

However, the show goes on with Head Coach Chris Armas now in first full offseason as the Red Bulls head coach.

Throw that in with the loss of Tyler Adams, and we might be seeing some new tactics from this team in 2019 now that is could be built in a new and specific way.

Otherwise, there is not much turnover.

The Red Bulls technically open 2019 play against Club Atletico Pantoja in the Concacaf Champions League in February, but we should be more focused in the MLS Season.

The Red Bulls’ schedule is normal for the most part. Opening on the road vs Columbus on March 2.

Then their home Opener is against San Jose, an out of conference game on March 16.

They get to play NYCFC, The Union, DC United, Columbus, Montreal, Orlando all multiple times.

They also play reigning cup Champs Atlanta in July and May competing the sweep of re-matching their playoff opponents from last year.

However, what is awesome, and what will be the most to watch next year regardless of how the Red Bulls are playing are their West Coast games.

Obviously, home Red Bulls games are the best because Red Bull Arena is beautiful and almost a place where the Red Bulls never lose, but it is fun to watch them everywhere, but in particular will be in 2019.

On the 2019 schedule, the Red Bulls have to travel to the home arenas of teams they hosted last season. Those games are going to be fun because of their environments.

The Red Bulls will make their first ever trip to Banc Of California Stadium in August to play the second year LAFC on national TV

They will also get to go play at CentruyLink Field in Seattle, which is arguably one of the best atmosphere in MLS, it is where the Seahawks play and fills up for MLS too, to play the Sounders in September.

That is not it, there are even more games, they get to play the Western Conference Champion Portland Timber in the romantic confines of Providence Park in Oregon.

Of course, the Red Bull will also travel to Cincinnati to play their first ever MLS road game against the new expansion team, but they are technically an East team and will get to go there every year.

The Red Bulls travel to stadiums they barely get to ever travel to in 2019 and it is going to be a blast to watch them in these kind of environments.

MLS Games are fun, and most of the stadiums are up to par, but it’s like watching the Yankees play in Fenway, or watching them play at Dodger Stadium.

Some places are just more special to watch games at. You can feel the difference, even if just watching on TV.

The Red Bulls get to go play at many amazing soccer venues this season, almost more than usual, and we get to watch them in hostile environments where home field is actually real, as the enemies.

It’s like how West Coast teams should be thrilled to see their team in Red Bull Arena.

The New York Red Bulls have a Supporters Shield to defend in 2019, and a whole new playoff format to conquer, however, they get to do it in some of best MLS venues in the country the entire time.

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