Blog-Views From the Sidelines
Photo professional living and working in NYC
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!
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!
New York City FC picked up a much needed win last night in the Bronx keeping Toronto FC scoreless in a 2-0 finish. NYCFC is down in the points race, but not completely out of playoff contention with a few games left in the season. After a year of controversy and injury, Frank Lampard nets his first goal for the club off a running bicycle kick assist from RJ Allen.
For this one I decided on two remote cameras, one in the center behind the goal with a super-wide angle (14mm 2.8), and another around half-way between the six and eighteen yard boxes on the endline with a 50mm lens to catch any action in the box with the crowd behind. As always I love my portraits and shot more of them than action. Always fun to see members of the US National Team of which we had three in Mix, Bradley, and Altidore. Enjoy!