It's a Season Sweep mates! The third installment of this Derby has is now in the annals of history and it's the Red team that's King of New York. Two very nice goals, by BWP and Felipe, and it's 2-Nil to the RBNY. A very nice defensive effort, and two expensive NYCFC DPs that did absolutely nothing, ensured all three points to the good.
A great early defensive effort by Luis Robles, then about 80 minutes of (mostly) RBNY dominance to close this one out. Two very nice goals(from BWP and Felipe) and a monster nutmeg by Grellinho (plus the first few minutes of action from our newest DP) were enough to send the Red Supporters (including Red Rachel) home happy.
The broomsticks were out, the Tifo battle was not even close, and it was "wait til next year" time for Man City-Lite. This was definitely a tale of two franchises headed in different directions with the new philosophical stance at Taurine Management furthering its case. The Blue coach better sort it out in the off-season as his DP Legends will be another year older. Please click on the video above for some half-time and full-time comments. Please click here for a most excellent photo album from the great Matt Kremkau (slide show here).
A fantastic time again in a South Ward that was absolutely inspired. An incident before the match, where some NYCFC hooligan-inspired ruffians came looking to pick a fight with members of the Garden State Ultras, was the only blemish to this festive day. Well, that and someone in the NYCFC Supporter's section once again throwing a flare on the field.
Maybe these guys will just keep doing "as they want" until their whole ticket allotment is taken away (and then call for concession boycotts that won't actually pan out). Which won't be a good thing, as it will force NYCFC Supporters into buying seats in other sections of the stadium. I had two such gentlemen standing next to me (incognito - wearing USMNT jerseys but mucking about w/NYCFC lock-screened Iphones), and I'm in a Supporter's Section (as in, that's a big no-no).
But that's neither here nor there, as we have a home fixture vs TFC to contemplate. I hope to see you all @The Cathedral of Football, Red Bull Arena (built by Makita). The big viper is outtahere!