Raising Bulls 31 August 2016

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Raising Bulls 31 August 2016

This week on Raising Bulls, Bill Twomey returns from the abyss to discuss a weekend full of questions. Did we see the first hiccup in the implementation of VAR? After we recorded the episode, news of FC Cincinnati‘s goal keeper Mitch Hildebrandt had his red card rescinded. VAR had decreed Hildebrandt had committed a denial of a goal-scoring opportunity with a foul on Brandon Allen in the box. While the contact was light, the penalty was deserved. However, Brandon Allen received the ball in an offside position, and the play should have been whistled dead.

The result helped push NYRBII further up the table, and should see the team enter the playoffs as the number 1 seed, potentially league-wide. We also discuss some offensive struggles and the return of form for the defense. John Wolyniec answers the burning question of if Brandon Allen will get his own Bradley Wight-Phillips-esque monument for his goal-scoring triumphs. Then we wrap up with a preview of Sunday’s game against Bethlehem Steel FC.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.