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October 31: FUV FC - MLS Playoffs

by Kris Venezia
Red Bull Arena.

Matt Rasmussen, Flickr 

The Major League Soccer playoffs have arrived with the worst-to-first DC United with the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the Seattle Sounders the top seed in the Western Conference. FUV FC takes a look back at the controversial penalty call that helped FC Dallas advance past Vancouver. The gang also discusses the New York Red Bulls breaking the curse as they won a playoff game at home (a rare feat for the Bulls in recent years). Of course, there is also a look at the big matches this weekend overseas. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund squares off with Bayern Munich.

Reasonable Passion or Jail-Worthy Stupidity?

by Kevin Kelly

The Simpsons :: FOX

The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.

“YSA” Supporters Should Find a New Team to Support

by Mike Watts

Mike Watts :: WFUV Sports

I’ve been to a fair number of New York Red Bulls games over the past two year. I have always been impressed by the South Ward and its rabid supporters. More often than not, I’ve found the arena to be empty with the exception of one massive four-section area to the right of my seat in press row.  I have lauded their performances time and time again both in game on twitter and in every day conversation.

And yes, I laughed at “You Suck, A------“ the first few times I heard it.

Soccer Takes Over New York

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr| ShapeThings

 

For a moment, on a wet, cold, and blustery Memorial Saturday in the Bronx, Yankee Stadium became a soccer haven. For a moment, there were more international stars on the field than there are on the Yankees active roster. For a moment, two different shades of blue had priority over pinstripes and a diamond turned into a pitch (not referring to a thrown baseball). For a moment.

Red Bulls Report 6/30: Back in First Place

by Bobby Gubin
Flickr

 You wouldn’t expect the New York Red Bulls to have a commanding 3-2 victory over their opponents, having been scored upon 26 seconds into last Sunday’s game against the former conference leaders, D.C. United. But they did. However, before fans even had time to take a bite of their nachos, D.C. striker Chris Pontius headed the ball past a stunned Ryan Meara.  A record crowd of 25,187 “D.C. Haters” had all of sudden lost their voice.