Red Bulls to start pre-season tour in Riviera Maya Mexico
The Red Bulls will open their pre-season at Red Bull Arena on Monday as the players will report for camp.
Their pre-season tour includes stops in Mexico and Arizona before they return to the metropolitan area in early March ahead of its opening match of the 2012 season against FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. ET.
On Monday, Jan. 30, the team departs for Riviera Maya, Mexico before coming back to the area on Wednesday, Feb. 15. A match schedule in Mexico will be released at a later date.
The team will embark on its final trip of the preseason on Monday, Feb. 20, when it departs for Arizona to take part in the 2012 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.
The Red Bulls will kick off the competition on Wednesday, Feb. 22 as it faces Real Salt Lake, and continues on Saturday, Feb. 25 against Eastern Conference rival, the New England Revolution.
The Red Bulls’ third match of the tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 29 vs. the defending MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy. The competition concludes with the championship and third place matches on Saturday, March 3. The following day, the Red Bulls return to the New York area, concluding the preseason travel schedule.
This is the second consecutive year that the Red Bulls will spend preseason in both Mexico and Arizona.