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The Good, The Bad, The Red, The Dead

Posted on 20 July 2010 by dkarell

Well, it was a very exciting week for Red Bull New York fans, with the long awaited arrival of Thierry Henry as the 2nd DP. In this 11th edition of the column, we will be focusing on the Red Bulls 2-0 defeat against the first placed Columbus Crew last Saturday as well as the big signing.

The Good: The Red Bulls finally made it official, when announcing on July 14 (also coincidentally Bastille Day in France) that they had signed former French international and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry on a four and a half year contract. He became the Red Bull’s second designated player, after Juan Pablo Angel. Henry is set to make his debut for his new club vs. Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly match at Red Bull Arena.

The Bad: Oh, there was a game on Saturday? Yes, yes there was, and the Red Bulls were thoroughly beaten by a better and more organized Columbus Crew squad. The Red Bull midfield was not connecting the defense with the forwards, and the defense was all over the place. It was shades of last season’s massive failures to say the least. Both goals given up were due to lazy marking or miscommunication at the most important junctures, in the final third of the field.

The Red: Two games in a row the defense for the Red Bulls has looked shaky, and the midfield has failed to hold any kind of possession. Joel Lindpere and Seth Stammler have not impressed recently in the central of midfield as well. One has to wonder if coach Hans Backe will maybe put Mike Petke back into the lineup to partner Tim Ream, or if he will play more of a defensive wing back instead of Danleigh Borman. Also, Dane Richards up top has failed to produce any results, and with Henry in the lineup now, Backe might want to lean towards a 4-3-3 with Henry on the left, Salou/Richards on the right, and Angel up top.

The Dead: John Wolyniec’s Red Bull/Metrostars career might be over, as it seems as though he is the odd man out for Thierry Henry to be added to the roster. Woly has played 167 games for the Red Bull/Metrostars franchise in all competitions, with 36 goals over nine years with the franchise. His effort, hustle, and hometown pride made him a fan favorite, and he will be missed and greatly remembered for always being a consummate professional.

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Photo gallery: RBNY take Atlantic Cup

Posted on 11 July 2010 by ASN Staff

ASN photographer Scott Marsh was at the New York Red Bulls scoreless draw with DC United on July 10 at Red Bull Arena.

A few of our favorite shots follow, complete with snarky commentary (by ASN). The full set can be viewed on our Facebook page. If you’re already a fan of our’s on Facebook go directly to the gallery here.

All photos ©Scott Marsh / ASN

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A dull scoreless draw gives Bulls Atlantic Cup

Posted on 11 July 2010 by ASN Staff

Hopefully none of the legions of American World Cup viewers tuned in for this one. Because if Major League Soccer was hoping to convert any of them, this could not have been at all effective. The New York Red Bulls and DC United played a drab scoreless stalemate at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night, in a match that was short on highlights of any kind and from either team. Check out the photo gallery.

Worst of all for New York, goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul picked up a knock in the waning moments of the game that may be serious. He complained of pain in his ribs after the match. No word yet on his status.

There was some good that came out of the match. The Red Bulls extended their MLS unbeaten streak to five and captured the Atlantic Cup – the regular season series between the two sides – for the first time since 2003.

Even Hans Backe called the match “a rather boring nil-nil draw,” in his postgame comments that can be listened to in their entirety here.

Not much more that can be said about this. Enjoy this photo from the match shot by Scott Marsh:

Dane Richards and Dejan Jakovic do battle ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 0
July 10, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ

Scoring Summary:
None

Disciplinary Summary:
NY: Salou Ibrahim (caution) 51’

Lineup:
New York Red Bulls (8-5-2, 26 pts.) – Bouna Coundoul (GK), Danleigh Borman, Tim Ream, Carlos Mendes, Chris Albright, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler (Tony Tchani 56’), Dane Richards (Macoumba Kandji 76’), Juan Pablo Angel, Salou Ibrahim (Roy Miller 57’)

Substitutes Not Used: Greg Sutton (GK), Luke Sassano, Mike Petke, Conor Chinn

D.C. United (3-9-3, 12 pts.) – Troy Perkins (GK), Julius James, Dejan Jakovic, Jordan Graye, Devon McTavish, Chris Pontius, Andy Najar (Boyzzz Khumalo 88’), Clyde Simms, Stephen King, Danny Allsopp (Jaime Moreno 46’), Santino Quaranta (Adam Cristman 72’)

Substitutes Not Used: Bill Hamid (GK), Barry Rice, Carey Talley, Kurt Morsink

Officials:
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee’s Assistants: Philippe Briere, Eric Proctor
4th Referee: Mark Kadlecik

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Backe: ‘A rather boring nil-nil draw’

Posted on 10 July 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s 0-0 draw against DC United on Saturday night. Here is audio of the press conference:

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RBNY go Mile High For Fourth of July

Posted on 03 July 2010 by ASN Staff

The New York Red Bulls and first year head coach Hans Backe take their first trip of the season up to the Mile High City, to take on the Colorado Rapids at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.

The Red Bulls have an overall record of 13-15-3 (Wins, losses, ties) against the Colorado Rapids in MLS play, with four losses in a row and five losses out of their last six games played.

Last season, the Rapids beat the Red Bulls both times they met; in Giants Stadium 3-2 (COL: Casey(25,48) Ballouchy (60);NY: Angel (45) Borman), and in Dicks Sporting Good’s Park 4-0 (COL: Peterson (5) Noonan (47) LaBrocca (61) Ballouchy(67)).

The Red Bulls earlier this season hosted the Rapids at the brand new Red Bull Arena for a U.S. Open Cup qualifying match, where a reserve laden Red Bull squad beat the Rapids 3-0, with two first-half goals from John Wolyniec and a goal from rookie Conor Chinn.

So far head coach Gary Smith has the Rapids in third place in the Western Conference, and fifth place in the overall MLS table with 21 points. U.S. National Team member Conor Casey leads the team with six goals and two assists in 12 games this season. Mehdi Ballouchy is second on the team with two goals and three assists in 11 games played. When those two players are on their game, they are the two of the best in MLS, but knowing when they will play well has been a mystery to the staff and fans.

In their last game, on June 26, Colorado visited the Houston Dynamo and played to a 2-2 draw. Colorado scored through Conor Casey in the 45th minute, and an own goal in the 71st minute off of Dynamo defender Lovel Palmer.

Meanwhile, the Red Bulls came off their World Cup break with a very solid 3-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards, with man of the match Juan Pablo Angel scoring two goals late in the match to give New York their eighth win of the season.

Though the Red Bulls lost on Tuesday 1-0 in extra-time in U.S. Open Cup action against the Harrisburg City Islanders, they were given a boost in that midfielder Brian Nielsen, wing back Roy Miller, and midfielder Austin Da Luz all returned to the field from injuries.

However New York will still miss the services of midfielder Carl Robinson, forward Mac Kandji, and defender Kevin Goldthwaite. Midfielder Dane Richards was left off the weekly injury list, meaning he should be available to play this weekend, most likely off the bench.

The Rapids have some injury issues as well, with defender Julien Baudet, midfielder Ciaren O’Brien, and forward Ross Schunk all out for the 4th of July matchup. Defender Kosuke Kimura has been listed as probable.

An interesting point to make is that at the U.S. Open Cup match on Tuesday, coach Backe decided to make a few lineup changes, playing Jeremy Hall in the center of the midfield (usually he is a wide midfielder), Juan Agudelo on the left side of midfield (usually he is a forward), and towards the end of the match, played Andrew Boyens at center forward (usually he is a central defender).

Backe is not likely to make any changes from the lineup that beat Kansas City last Saturday, unless Dane Richards makes the starting 11, which is doubtful since he hasn’t played in almost a month. Juan Pablo Angel, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, and Joel Lindpere should be ready to lead the Red Bulls attack this weekend in the thin air in Colorado.

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Stammler strike sinks Chivas 1-0 as MLS heads to break

Posted on 05 June 2010 by ASN Staff

A superb 27th minute strike from Seth Stammler was all the New York Red Bulls needed to book three points in their final Major League Soccer match before the World Cup break. Stammler’s highlight goal was the only score in an otherwise lethargic 1-0 victory over Chivas USA at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night. Listen to what Hans Backe had to say here.

With the victory, the Red Bulls enter the two-week break on a winning streak of two games–after a four game losing streak saw the team’s record fall to the .500 mark for the first time this season. With the Columbus Crew losing to the Colorado Rapids, it puts New York level on points with the two-time defending Supporters Shield champions atop the Eastern Conference. The Crew have a game in hand though.

Much more on this later, though there is a suspicion the game itself might be overshadowed by the team’s acknowledgment it had signed a second designated player to join after the World Cup.

Here is an ace photograph of the goal, courtesy of Scott Marsh:

Stammler scores the winning goal ©Scott Marsh/ASN

Match Facts

New York Red Bulls 1, CD Chivas USA 0
June 5, 2010 – Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ
Attendance: 18,815

Scoring Summary:
NY: Seth Stammler 2 (unassisted) 27’

Disciplinary Summary:
CHV: Dario Delgado (caution) 73’
NY: Osael Romero (caution) 74’

Lineups:

New York Red Bulls (7-5-0, 21 pts.) – Bouna Coundoul (GK), Danleigh Borman, Tim Ream, Carlos Mendes, Chris Albright, Tony Tchani, Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler, Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Roy Miller 12’), John Wolyniec (Salou Ibrahim 66’), Juan Pablo Angel (Mike Petke 89’)

Substitutes Not Used: Greg Sutton (GK), Jeremy Hall, Luke Sassano, Conor Chinn

CD Chivas USA (3-8-1, 10 pts.) –Dan Kennedy (GK), Mariano Trujillo, Michael Umana, Dario Delagdo, Alex Zotinca (Carlos Borja 46’), Marcelo Saragosa (Osael Romero 63’), Blair Gavin, Ben Zemanski, Michael Lahoud (Chukwudi Chijindu 75’), Maykel Galindo, Justin Braun

Substitutes Not Used: Kevin Guppy (GK), Gerson Mayen, Jose Macotelo, Jesus Padilla

Officials:

Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Corey Rockwell
4th Referee: Landis Wiley

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Backe on 1-0 victory over Chivas: 'It wasn't pretty'

Posted on 05 June 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s 1-0 victory over Chivas USA at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night. Listen to it here:

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Hans Backe discusses the dramatic 2-1 win over Houston

Posted on 02 June 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s dramatic 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night. Listen to it here:

Discuss the game on our forum.

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Photo gallery: RBNY 3, Juve 1

Posted on 28 May 2010 by ASN Staff

ASN photographer Scott Marsh was at the New York Red Bulls 3-1 win over Juventus Turin May 23 at Red Bull Arena.

A few of our favorite shots follow, without the customary snarky commentary because, well, the guy who writes them doesn’t care about these friendlies. Besides, the photos should speak for themselves. The full set can be viewed on our Facebook page. If you’re already a fan of our’s on Facebook go directly to the gallery here.

All photos ©Scott Marsh / ASN

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Hans Backe on the 3-0 USOC victory over Colorado

Posted on 27 May 2010 by ASN Staff

New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe answered reporters questions immediately after the team’s May 26 victory over the Colorado Rapids, a win that puts the Red Bulls in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

Discuss the game on our forum.

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