Give some credit to the New York Red Bulls. They won again without Thierry Henry (hamstring), Rafa Marquez (due back from suspension by injured his ankle in training), Stephen Keel (back sprain), Teemu Tainio (right knee sprain) and Wilman Conde (left groin sprain). Somehow they found a way to win starting rookies at three back line positions. I hardly imagined New York picking up three points against the Houston Dynamo with a lineup featuring a 5’5” rookie left back (Connor Lade), a center back with 225 minutes of playing time in the MLS (Tyler Ruthven), a four year pro who never seemed to latch on with D.C. United (Brandon Barklage), and a rookie keeper fresh out of college (Ryan Meara). Admit it, you didn’t expect a win either. And even if you did think they would manage to pull out a victory, you had to know it would come in another 1-0 affair.
All sports play a role, even soccer
Harrison- As a full moon rested brightly above the rim of Red Bull Arena, thousands of American flags waved in unison throughout the stands. In remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks of ten years ago, the New York Red Bulls handed out the flags to every fan that entered the stadium, and directed them to wave the flags between the ninth and twelfth minutes of the game. To complete the patriotic scene, a choir of diehards bellowed an impromptu rendition of God Bless America.
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