The Red Bull Rant

The quasi dark side of RBNY fandom.

Jason’s Three Thoughts – RBNY vs Los Angeles – 2013-05-19

by Jason Iapicco

The NY Red Bulls hosted the Beckham-less LA Galaxy in a rainy Sunday afternoon affair. It looked like the game was going to end in a scoreless draw until Tim Cahill headed home a Juninho free kick in the first minute of stoppage time to give NY a 1-0 win.

Juninho & Cahill Rises Above

Cahill came up big late in the game with another game winning goal. His 3rd such goal this year. Even more impressive is that it came off a Juninho free kick. Everyone knows how poor Juninho’s free kicks have been, and the way he put the ball perfectly into the box for Cahill cannot be overlooked.

Jamison Olave

Olave was a rock this week in limiting the Galaxy’s chances. He may have committed a team high 4 fouls, but his physical presence set the tone for the whole back line, and LA was never able to get into the playing style they wanted to.

Attendance Issues

Reported attendance: 25,219. Actual attendance: probably 15,000-18,000. Maybe it was the rain; maybe it was the realization that Beckham was no longer playing for LA. Whatever it was, the actual attendance was terrible for a reported sellout. The NY front office needs to find a way to convert ticket sales into butts in the seats. Forget the benefit of increased sales (food & gear). Getting a consistent crowd is step #1 in growing a fan base, and will only help in their (so far limited) advertising.

You can follow Jason on Twitter @DoctaStooge.

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