That shiny Silver Plate is almost ours, once again, after a complete destruction of the hapless, Nicky Sack built, Philadelphia Union. A 4-1 victory that clinches first place in the Eastern Conference and gives us a berth in the 2016-1017 Concacaf Champions League. Just a beautiful day to be a Red Bull NY Supporter.
The whistle blew and, 7 seconds later, "Grelladinho" scored the fastest goal in MLS history. Bradley Wright-Phillips then scored his 16th three minutes later, "Grelladinho" would get his brace in the 16th and "Taxi" would get the 4th in the 44th. It was just complete and utter dominance of a #DOOP team that is in shambles.
Get In Lads! Courtesy of Matt Kremkau Photography
Former RBNY man Seb LeToux managed to pull one back in the 55th but that would be as close as the visitors would get. A crucial 4-1 victory and more padding on the goal differential that could be "a thing" depending on the results next weekend.
Taking a page from @Seeing Red NY, "El Toro" for this one has to be Mike Grella (aka "Grelladinho", "Magic Mike" & "Grella Artois") who keeps proving his doubters wrong and reaping the benefits of the new RBNY identity. The dude makes $60K per year and is destroying MLS defenses w/Brazilian-like futebol magic. The great Matt Conroy even called him the greatest signing (price-wise) in the history of MLS (in our video above). He could be right.
I'm going to give "La Vaca" award to the Philadelphia Union Supporter's (The Son's of Ben - The Movie) for their total abandonment of their team. Our secret agent down in Philly reports that only 9 DOOP boys/girls signed up for the 2hr bus trip to RBA, so it was cancelled. C'mon! I remember you guys coming down to Giants Stadium, w/your banners, AND you had no team. You're not going to come because your team sucks? Moooooooo!
Please click on the video up top for the usual drunken comments and predictions (but w/special guest Chris Duvall at half-time). We forgot to take full time comments, as we were way drunk, but (suffice to say) it was the greatest day ever! ;) Please click here for a fantastic photo set from the great Matt Kremkau (slide show here).
A fantastic day out at @The Cathedral of Football (Red Bull Arena, built by Makita). Got to view the match, like a boss, from a Skybox (where we hung w/NYCFC killer Chris Duvall). Got to go on the field to collect the BWP jersey I won (photo above) for getting bumped from the Press Conference. AND I got to go to the Press conference anyway, thanks to Matt Conroy having an extra pass. Many thanks to Mike Kane for the heads up on the Members + site having such good prizes available. I'm gonna be hoarding my points next season, for sure.
Next up: Vs Chicago at the House of Horrors that is Toyota Park. Will next Sunday be the day that RBNY finally wins there? Hey, Chris Duvall guaranteed an RBNY victory vs Chicago (in the video above) so I'm dreaming big. Let's 'av it Taurine Lads! Don't be complacent and be hungry as the Shield is ours for the taking!