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New York Red Bulls 2012 Preseason: Schedule Released, Camp Begins Thursday

The Red Bulls begin camp on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at Montclair State University.

Kenny Cooper of the Portland Timbers complains to the official at Jeld-Wen Field on October 14, 2011 in Portland Oregon. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)
Kenny Cooper of the Portland Timbers complains to the official at Jeld-Wen Field on October 14, 2011 in Portland Oregon. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)
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The New York Red Bulls preseason camp starts on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Montclair State University at 1 p.m. The players reported to camp on Monday at Red Bull Arena.

The New York Red Bulls will begin their 2012 MLS preseason with striker Thierry Henry overseas on loan with Arsenal.


Related: Red Bulls Regular Season Schedule


New York will welcome some newcomers to camp this season. Forward Kenny Cooper was picked up in a 2012 MLS SuperDraft day trade with the Portland Timbers for a 2013 pick and allocation cash. In the SuperDraft itself, the Red Bulls picked up goalkeeper Ryan Meara from Fordham University. Before the draft, the club picked up Swedish defender Markus Holgorssen and New Jersey native Jonathan Borrajo, another defender. The Red Bulls also signed Academy defender Connor Lade during the offseason.

Here's the Red Bulls preseason match schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Red Bulls vs. Real Salt Lake - Desert Cup
Saturday, Feb. 25: Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution - Desert Cup
Wednesday, Feb. 29: Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles Galaxy - Desert Cup
Saturday, March 3: Desert Cup Finals and Third Place match
Sunday, March 4: Team returns to New York area
Sunday, March 11: Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium at 3:00 PM ET (TV: NBC Sports Network)

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