The quasi dark side of RBNY fandom.
by Jason Iapicco
The NY Red Bulls hosted the Montreal Impact in their second midweek home game of the season. Henry scored late in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into halftime, and added a second late in the 2nd half to give NY a 2-1 victory.
NY’s Winning Ways
5 wins in last 6 games, 4 wins in a row. After the up & down form in the teams first 6 games (1-3-2, 5 pts), NY has steadied the ship with 15 points out of 18 in their last 6 games, the only loss being Sporting KC at home. Can NY keep it up at New England and break their winless streak at Gillette? It certainly looks that way right now.
Not only did Henry give NY the lead in the first half, but on a late corner kick, he put NY up 2 with an amazing bicycle kick, and sealed the game for NY.
We all know how bad NY draws for a midweek game. My question, when will MLS realize this and stop having NY reduce the number of midweek games at home. If MLS really wants the league & NY market to go, it needs to schedule games for RBNY when fans will show up, and right now, midweek games are not that time.
Bonus Thought: No Cards
Somehow, this games managed to end without a single card being handed out. This game also only saw14 fouls (NY 9-5 Mtl) called. I don’t know if this was a case of both teams being careful or if the ref just let things go, but this is the first time in my memory that a Red Bulls game went without any cards handed out.
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