The New York Red Bulls managed to draw first blood in the opening-leg of their Eastern Conference semi-final series, stunning the visiting DC United with a convincing 2-Nil victory. A close to unstoppable Thierry Henry, once again, pulled the strings in the midfield with Bradley Wright-Phillips and Peguy Luyindula taking full advantage of the French maestro's sublime vision.
After the game, TH14 drove home the point that nothing is won yet. Our team will have to travel down to RFK (get your away tickets here) and will hope to keep DC United off the scoreboard and, why not, score an away goal (or two). The Manager will hope his Bulls will show the same intensity and aggressiveness at RFK, that was on display @The Cathedral of Football this past Sunday.
That's the great You Suck Corrales above, (turned to the wall in back of section 133) unable to look at the field during the last 3 minutes of added time and praying to the Soccer Gods the we would not concede in the dying seconds. In my 19 seasons of following this team, I've known this dread many, many times. At "half-time" of this home-and-away series, we're very close to advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. So close, but yet so far. That said, I have confidence that we can get a result down at that crumbling mess of a stadium in this great Nation's Capitol. The TVN crew will be there next Saturday, suffering along with several hundred of our closest friends.
Please click on the video up top for the usual drunken comments/predictions (with several special guests dropping by at half-time). That's it for me. I hope to see a bunch of you down at RFK. Let's 'ave it you Red Bulls! Git In Lads!