Blog-Views From the Sidelines

Photo professional living and working in NYC

National Teamers

Always fun being on the field with members of the US Men's National Team..particularly this most recent World Cup squad that we all cheered so hard for.  I would rather have not seen Jermaine Jones score on our New York Red Bulls, but it was cool watching him on the pitch; he's a force to be reckoned with.  While not nearly his first time in Red Bull Arena, it was nice to see the New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen called up to the national team for the most recent friendlies; he's a scrappy player who will fight as hard as anyone for a loose ball. 

Heartbreak in Harrison

While the New York Red Bulls are not out of the Western Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs, they've created an uphill battle for themselves.  Both teams came out fierce, as evidenced by the ten, yes ten yellow cards.  The New England Revolution with 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

Red Bulls into the Playoffs

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The New York Red Bulls clinched a spot in the playoffs Saturday with a 2-2 nail-biter against the New England Revolution.  Fabian Espindola scored an early goal to a raucous hometown crowd.  The Red Bulls carried that through the 85th minute until Lee Nguyen tied things up to a controversial penalty kick.  The Revolution went up by one goal minutes later changing the whole tone of the game.  Everything came down to one last Red Bulls free kick from near the corner; even goalie Luis Robles left his line to jump in the mix.  Midfielder Tim Cahill was able to get a head on the ball after a bit of bouncing around to put in the back of the next in the 97th minute.

I've never seen a more electric crowd, especially for the size; I literally had goosebumps.