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!
Blog-Views From the Sidelines
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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.