The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer club based in in the New York metropolitan area that participates in Major League Soccer (MLS). The team plays in Red Bull Arena, in Harrison, New Jersey, which opened for the 2010 MLS season. Previously the team played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where they had played their home matches since the team's founding. The team's headquarters are located in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The team is 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.