Saturday, June 25, 2011

RBNY News & Notes: Vikings In The Windy City

Photo credit: Ralph Chupi Garcia

Good evening! After a couple of tough away games, in the Pacific Northwest, our team is back in MLS action tomorrow afternoon @Chicago. In the meantime, let's examine some of the RBNY news of the past week.

Once again, the week started of with a bang, with Red Bulls GM Erik Soler making a statement blasting the awful refs at the Porland/RBNY match. It didn't take long for Soler to earn the wrath of MLS for that one. I'm of the opinion that Mr. Soler was just speaking the truth. Some people, however, are of the opinion that the arrogant Red Bulls just want to run the League.

According to this article, several European teams, including Holland's PSV, are monitoring the progress of Red Bulls center back Tim Ream.

Last week, Red Bulls midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy visited St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Ballouchy described the visit as a humbling experience.

Red Bulls midfielder Teemu Tainio was nominated for MLS Save of The Week - and won. He becomes the second Red Bulls field player to win a SOTW award this season.

Red Bulls defender Rafa Marquez picked up a hamstring injury in tonight's USMNT loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup. Let's us pray Rafa won't be out for long.

Is Thierry Henry the frontrunner for MLS MVP. Well, this article says he is.

Check out this great time lapse video featuring the Cathedral of Football.

Some other stuff:

Check out this great open letter to Don Garber, MLS & ESPN, from RBNY fan Dick Mac.

A great Showdown In Chinatown recap here.

Have you entered the Red Bulls In London contest? If you haven't - do it!

Finally, check out this great NY Times article on the Portland Timbers. They can't cover the Red Bulls worth a lick, but they can put out some great coverage of the Portland Timbers.
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