Comment and Analysis
The former Barca star was caught on video delivering a little slap to the face of a defender, and was shown red after the official had a second look.
Carl Robinson's side will look to improve on a disappointing 2016 after an offseason focused on filling in several roster gaps.
With the club moving to a brand-new downtown stadium, the Lions hope to achieve their first postseason berth in 2017.
After another disappointing playoff exit, the Red Bulls made a major change this winter — and will be hoping to change their postseason fortunes.