Red Bulls To Play In Emirates Cup

Red Bulls To Play In Emirates Cup

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 28, 2011

(Photo via New York Red Bulls)

I’m usually not for big friendly tournament mid-way through a season but this one may be too cool to pass up. The New York Red Bulls have been invited to play in the Emirates Cup in London this July.

New York will be the first MLS team to participate in the tournament, which is in it’s fifth year. The Red Bulls will play along side host Arsenal, Paris-St. Germain and Boca Juniors. Red Bull Designated Player Thierry Henry played at Arsenal, where he was the team’s all-time leading goalscorer with 226 goals.

The Red Bulls will play PSG on July 30 before squaring off with Arsenal on July 31.

Sure the tournament comes smack-dab in the middle of the season but it does fall in a period of time that the Red Bulls have some space to work with. They have a gap in their schedule between facing FC Dallas in late July and their first game in August at Rio Tinto Stadium against Real Salt Lake.

For more on the tournament click here.

2011 Emirates Cup match schedule:
Saturday July 30th

New York Red Bulls v Paris Saint-Germain (9:00AM ET/ 2:00PM London Time)
Arsenal v Boca Juniors (11:20PM ET/ 4:20PM London Time)

Sunday July 31st
Boca Juniors v Paris Saint-Germain (9:00AM ET/ 2:00PM London Time)
Arsenal v New York Red Bulls (11:20PM ET/ 4:20PM London Time)

Emirates Cup Information
Previous Tournament participants and winners:
2007 Participants:
Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Valencia, Inter Milan
2007 Winner: Arsenal

2008 Participants: Arsenal, Juventus, Real Madrid, Hamburg SV
2008 Winner: Hamburg SV

2009 Participants: Arsenal, Rangers, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain
2009 Winner: Arsenal

2010 Participants: Arsenal, Celtic, Olympique Lyonnais, AC Milan
2010 Winner: Arsenal