Another victory @The Cathedral of Football and still undefeated! Say it with me: This Is An Energy Drink!!! The High-Energy offense that Jesse Marsch has implemented has this "no-name bunch" flying. The DCU scum tied their game on Saturday, so the mighty New York Red Bulls are Top of The East mates - and with a game in hand.
A first half Red Bulls onslaught, that led to goals from Sacha Klejstan and Mike Grella, sealed the #DosACero against the Quakes. In reality though, the Taurine Bunch should have had 4, 5, 6 even. Sacha with the opening goal, but still not as sharp as a player of his pedigree should be. But, you know it's coming. Once he's actually "on his level", the Red Bulls are going to be really hard to beat.
Another solid-as-a-rock performance from our backline/defensive mids, with Matt Miazga being the stand-out. Mr. Lloyd Sam with another DP-like performance. Unfortunately, he had to come off late in the game, with a bit of a knock, and might be out for a spell.
Two more home games coming up, next Sunday and then the Wednesday after, against LA and Colorado (respectively). Mr. Marsch continues to put his stamp on the style of this team and the commitment that all our guys have shown is staggering. It seems that the days of booting it up-field an hoping for a moment of Thierry Henry/BWP brilliance are long gone. And that's alright by me.
Some actual futbol is being played nowadays @The Cathedral of Football. And the thing is, this team is not firing on all cylinders yet. The prevailing thought in the RBNY locker room is: "we know we can be better". Yeah - you know it's coming.
As the great You Suck Corrales stated after this massive victory: "First time in 19 plus years that I felt like every player we put out is fit, committed and competent". I mean, what more is there to say?
Another fantastic time w/the Lads in the Supporter's sections. A 7pm weekday start meant a light turn out by game time, but the @Cathedral of Football filled in quite nicely as the match went on. And The South Ward really brought it, with non-stop loud support throughout.
Please click on the video to for the usual drunken comments, predictions and goal celebrations. You can click here for half-time and full time comments. Please click here for some great photos, courtesy of Matt Kremkau (slide show here). A bunch of photos here from the RBNY fb page.
I'll beg Mr. Marsch to continue proving everyone wrong (including myself). Long Live Mike Petke but I, for one, am "All-In" with what's happening here. Jesse Marsch's Red Army!!!
^ That man, on A Long Term! - Photo courtesy of Matt Kremkau