Portland Timbers Defense Surviving Despite Injuries

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The 2017 MLS season has only just begun, but the Portland Timbers defense is already falling victim to the injury bug. Caleb Porter recognizes this and knows the defense is going to be an issue while the starters heal. “We have three of our four backs that […] READ MORE


Three Things I Noticed: RBNY v. Philadelphia Union

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Three Things I Noticed: RBNY v. Philadelphia Union The Red Bulls disappointing loss to the suddenly motivated Philadelphia Union was a gut punch, not just to the team but to the fanbase as well. The doomsayers have begun to circle, but it would be premature to say that the good times are over just yet. […] READ MORE



Three Things I Noticed: RBNY vs. NYCFC

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Three Things I Noticed: RBNY vs. NYCFC To the surprise of no one, the New York Red Bulls managed to return to their winning ways against “rivals” New York City FC, shedding a 3-game winless streak and winning for only their second time in their last five games. The Red Bulls never really looked like […] READ MORE


RBNY v Columbus: Three Things I Noticed

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Jozy Altidore. Clint Mathis. Dave van den Bergh. Dane Richards. John Wolyniec. Juan Pablo Angel, Dima Kovalenko. Todd Dunivant. What do these names have in common? They were all on the New York Red Bulls roster the last time the team took 7 points from their first 3 games of the year. That was nearly […] READ MORE





CCL: New York Red Bulls Tactical Analysis vs CD Fas

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In 2009, the last time the New York Red Bulls had an invitation to the CONCACAF Champions League, the club went down in a less than glorious blaze.  They failed to secure a win in their preliminary round match, and failing to make it into group play. So much for making a global impression.  This […] READ MORE