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Red Bulls Continue to Slide

The New York Red Bulls continued their slide this past Saturday at home falling to Sporting Kansas City 0-2.  The Red Bulls sit one spot above last place in the Eastern Conference with only one win and four losses.  With so many empty seats in the stands I decided to shoot from the mezzanine, and with a lack of shots on goal played around with a slower shutter speed to blur motion.  Hope you like!

Somewhat Lackluster

Red Bulls in Fine Form

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The New York Red Bulls go into the weekend tied for first place in the league with FC Dallas having beaten the Philadelphia Union at home 4-1 last week, their final regular season home game for the year.  Both the Red Bulls and Dallas have the chance to take home the Supporter's Shield this weekend, the trophy for the most regular season wins in the MLS.  To make things more interesting, the league changed the start times of both teams' games so they coincide.  Either way, the Red Bulls have sealed their own fate into the playoffs and will host the Conference Semi-Finals Sunday, November 8th at Red Bull Arena.  Photos above are from this weekend's win over Philadelphia; enjoy!

Red Bulls Put Out the Fire

Things looked grim for the New York Red Bulls last Friday night as the Chicago Fire went up 2-0 in the first half, but the Red Bulls fought hard to come from behind ultimately winning 3-2 in front of the home crowd.  The win puts them in the lead of the Easter Conference 15 points ahead of the playoff cutoff line. 

This late in the season I felt like mixing things up a little bit and shot the entire game from the catwalk.  To grab a couple different angles I also mounted two other cameras on magic arms, one on the catwalk behind the goal, the other above the scoreboard looking straight down on the goal.

Hudson River Derby

The first ever cross-town rivalry match between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC is in the books with the Red Bulls winning at home 2-1.  The atmosphere in the stadium was absolutely electric; the noise from both ends was as loud as I've ever heard at Red Bull Arena.  In the end, despite Matt Miazga being sent off in the first half, Bradley Wright-Phillips was able to take advantage of holes in the NYCFC defense netting two goals for the win. 

Red Bulls Tie San Jose 1 - 1

The controversial handball in the box resulting in the Bradley Wright-Phillips penalty kick

The controversial handball in the box resulting in the Bradley Wright-Phillips penalty kick

Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring on the resulting penalty kick

Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring on the resulting penalty kick

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Chris Wondolowski back from the World Cup

Chris Wondolowski back from the World Cup

The New York Red Bulls went up 1-0 in the first half after a controversial handball in the box resulting in a Bradley Wright-Phillips penalty kick.  The Red Bulls couldn't hold off the lead in the end allowing a goal with only minutes to spare left in the game.

Red Bulls Tie Toronto FC 2-2

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Fans hold up a sign in celebration of Pride Month

Fans hold up a sign in celebration of Pride Month

Tim Cahill warms up on the sidelines a few days after flying back from World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Tim Cahill warms up on the sidelines a few days after flying back from World Cup 2014 in Brazil

With the group stage of the World Cup over, the New York Red Bulls were back in action against Toronto FC in regular season MLS play at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.  Michael Bradley was of course still in Brazil, playing with the USA today against Belgium in the first of the knockout rounds.  Tim Cahill suited up only a day or two after arriving back from Brazil; his left-footed volley from over the shoulder to the top of the net has to have been one of the best goals of World Cup 2014.  This was my first time seeing Jermaine Defoe, former English national-teamer; the guy is tiny, but faaast.

The Red Bulls struggled for momentum and went down 2-1 to Toronto.  Near the 70th minute coach Peke called up play-maker Cahill into the game; the crowd went wild.  Cahill made waves assisting Bradley Wright-Phillips with a goal in the 93rd minute of play. 

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