Red Bulls set for preseason trip to Jacksonville, will face Union in friendly

Red Bulls set for preseason trip to Jacksonville, will face Union in friendly

MLS- New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls set for preseason trip to Jacksonville, will face Union in friendly

Tim Cahill, Mike Petke

By FRANCO PANIZO

The New York Red Bulls will be spending their entire preseason in the Sunshine State.

The Red Bulls will head to Jacksonville, Fla. for a short stay that is sandwiched in between a pair of trips to Orlando, multiple sources told SBI. The visit to Jacksonville, which the club is expected to announce in the coming days, will include a Feb. 12 friendly vs. the Philadelphia Union at EverBank Field that had previously been announced by the Union. (UPDATE: The Red Bulls confirmed the friendly match against the Union on Wednesday morning.)

New York is currently in the second week of the first phase of its 2014 preseason in Orlando, but will head back home for the weekend this Friday before leaving for Jacksonville. Following that trip to the northern Florida city, the Red Bulls will head back down to Orlando to partake in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic and close out their preseason.

The Red Bulls open the season on March 8 with an away game vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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