Sep 21, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Another week, another game that isn’t getting the love it should.
This week: New York Red Bulls invading the large, uncrowded confines of Gillette Stadium to play the New England Revolution. The reasons? Let’s get into them:
- TRAP GAME. The Revolution are, how can we put this kindly, not good. The Red Bulls, you know, are. Three easy points. But it’s never that easy in MLS. And the Revs want to build momentum going into next year. All I’m saying is a win here makes a statement to Jay Heaps and the rest of the New England organization.
- Are the Red Bulls on the brink? Tim Cahill went off and started talking after the loss to Kansas City. New York is a team that seems perpetually on the brink of combusting. And they are only four points clear of the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference. You have to wonder what the pressure is like in the locker room, and if it’s getting to some of the younger guys.
- Rivalry, rivalry, rivalry.
- Thierry Henry. Rafa Marquez. Bengtson. Sene. Feilhaber. There’s a lot of talent on that field.
- Train rides are the best.
- Huge cost of World Cups: Did we need a protest like Brazil’s to point out the obvious? 3
- Early returns from England’s offseason tell a tale of two Manchesters 0
- This André Villas-Boas to Paris Saint-Germain link makes more sense by the day 0
- Three good questions for Clint Dempsey – Part III: Shunning complacency, and his second season at Tottenham Hotspur 2
- Three good questions for Clint Dempsey – Part II: London calling 1
- Criticism, negativity may leave Seattle with few rewards for their hosting efforts (20)
- What we learned from Tuesday’s U.S. win over Panama (19)
- Which U.S. men have locked up World Cup roster spots? (16)
- Three huge positives to take from USA’s convincing win over Panama (15)
- Broadcast of U.S. v. Panama was second highest audience for World Cup Qualifier (14)
- Bruins stymie Blackhawks, take Game 3
- Survival and heartbreak at US Open
- Protesters back in streets of Brazilian cities
- Radio hosts fired for mocking ex-NFL player with ALS
- Posnanski: More Open heartbreak for Mickelson
- PHT: Bruins' little wins pay off big in Game 3
- PHT: Hossa day to day with upper-body injury
- Play Video: Police clash with protesters in Brazil
- Play Video: Highlights: Sounders win in final minutes
- Play Video: Highlights: Revolution dismantle Galaxy
- Play Video: What does New York FC have to do to succeed?
- Play Video: The Hype: Bending the screen like Beckham
- Play Video: Galaxy's Rogers talks about coming out to the public