About New York Red Bulls (from Wikipedia)
The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer team based in Harrison, New Jersey, representing the New York City metropolitan area. The team competes in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception.
The team was a founding member of MLS (1996), but has gone through several name changes. The team was originally known as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars through 1997. From the 1998 season through the 2005 season, the team was known as simply the MetroStars. On March 9, 2006, the team was sold to Red Bull GmbH, leading to the team’s current name.
They are the only original MLS franchise to have not won any significant trophy (be it regular season, playoffs, or knockout competition) since inception. The team’s best result in MLS play was the MLS Cup final in 2008. In the US Open Cup, the MetroStars reached three semifinals (1997, 1998, 2000), before finally reaching their first final in 2003, losing 1–0 to the Chicago Fire. On August 26, 2000, the Metros’ Clint Mathis set an MLS record by scoring five goals in a game against the Dallas Burn.