The Empire Supporters Club, (ESC) will honor former MetroStars great Giovanni Savarese on Thursday, July 30th, at their official pub, Nevada Smiths, by inducting him into the ESC's Legion of Honor, a distinction reserved for only the greatest and revered of former players. This event will run in conjunction with the official New York Red Bulls viewing party for the CONCACAF Champions League match with W Connection on FSC. Savarese spent three seasons with the MetroStars, scoring a then-team record 41 goals and 94 points in league play and 44 goals, also a record, and 101 points in all competitions. He held the record with the most goals in franchise history with 44 goals from the very first goal in club history in 1996 until the summer of 2007 when Clint Mathis struck for #45. In addition to his statistical achievements Savarese became a fan favorite for his passion and commitment to the club. The presentation will take place at 7:30 P.M and will be followed by the New York Red Bulls' CONCACAF Champions League qualifier against Caribbean Champion W. Connection at 8:00 P.M. This is an official ESC and New York Red Bulls watch party, and drink specials will be provided during the match. All fans are encouraged to attend to show their support for Giovanni Savarese and the Red Bulls, and to watch the Champions League match. Spaten Lager Beer Specials during the event and Red Bull Drink Specials. PS. Its not every day we fans get to pay our respects to a franchise legend and fan favorite, so please come by and show your support and help make it a memorable night. Also, despite our shit season we also will at least have one game that has some meaning to watch as well. SO ARE YA IN?