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!
Blog-Views From the Sidelines
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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.
More to come soon, but the New York Red Bulls won the first of two games against MLS league powerhouse DC United. Peguy Luyindula made an exceptional run past the DC defense, met with an equally exceptional service from Thierry Henry to put the Red Bulls up 2-0.