Blog-Views From the Sidelines

Photo professional living and working in NYC

Eastern Conference Finals

Though the New York Red Bulls maintained the best record in the MLS through this past Sunday, they couldn't hold off the Columbus Crew through two legs of the MLS Eastern Conference Finals.  The Red Bulls lost on the road in Columbus 0-2 Thanksgiving week which meant they'd need to win by a greater margin at home this past Sunday at home at Red Bull Arena.  In the end their 1-0 home victory wouldn't be enough for a finals bid and they find themselves in the same position as last year missing out on the finals.  From the sidelines, we were all hoping they could put together better passing combinations and bring possession into Columbus's half more.  We would have all loved a New York City MLS final, but give thanks to another great season and look forward to next year!  On another note, I put a nice burn mark from a flare someone lit on my foot, but enjoyed my first experience marching to the stadium with the supporters.  Pictures above..hope you like! 

Crew Cruises Past the Red Bulls

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The Columbus Crew made things tough for the Red Bulls Sunday defeating them 3-1.  New York had already guaranteed themselves a spot in the playoffs, but who and where they play is still up in the air.  

Red Bulls Pick up a Win

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After a string of ties the New York Red Bulls pick up a solid win against the Columbus Crew 4-1 this past Saturday.  Bradley Wright-Phillips continued his scoring tirade, and the veteran Thierry Henry even picked up a seemingly effortless goal.  The Red Bulls take on the Philadelphia Union this coming Wednesday before returning home to play the San Jose Earthquakes 7/19.