RED BULLS-TORONTO FC PRE-GAME

We’re here at BMO Field for this afternoon’s vital Eastern Conference match-up against Toronto FC. New York, currently in second place, is five points ahead of its Canadian rival and will look to expand its advantage today.

Last Wednesday, the Red Bulls defeated the Reds, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena with Joel Lindpere scoring the game’s lone goal in the first half. Toronto FC beat Mexico’s Cruz Azul, 2-1, at home in CONCACAF Champions League action on Tuesday. BMO Field has proven to be one of the most difficult venues to win in MLS, as Toronto FC is unbeaten in its past 17 games at home.

Here is the lineup, which is unchanged from New York’s 1-0 loss to Los Angeles last Saturday:

———–Angel———-Henry———-

Lindpere——-Tchani———Richards

——————Marquez——————

Miller—-Ream—-Mendes—-Albright

—————–Coundoul——————-

Substitutes: Sutton, Borman, Petke, Stammler, Ubiparipovic, S. Ibrahim, Robinson

Red Bulls forward Macoumba Kandji is healthy but did not travel due to paperwork issues.

Toronto FC is missing midfielder Julian de Guzman, as he is suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Here is the lineup that Reds head coach Preki is trotting out today:

———–White——–Mista———–

LaBrocca——-Saric—–De Rosario

——————-Nane——————–

Garcia—Attakora—Cann—Gargan

——————–Frei———————-

Substitutes: Conway, Barrett, Harden, Peterson, Usanov, Hscanovics, F. Ibrahim

Make sure you catch the game with Steve Cangialosi and Shep Messing on MSG with kickoff set for 1:00 PM. We’ll also be doing live commentary via Twitter (@newyorkredbulls). Enjoy the match!

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33 Responses to “RED BULLS-TORONTO FC PRE-GAME”

  1. starks in tampa Says:

    big game today, real great chance to put distance in front of Toronto. This game is a big test to see how much of a power house we can be.

  2. Alle Says:

    RAFA MARQUEZ 1-0!!!!!!!!!

  3. karbaz Says:

    WHAT A GOAL BY MARQUEZ!!!!!

  4. starks in tampa Says:

    wow what a strike by marquez…..awesome to watch.

  5. Tom Says:

    Rafa Marquez goal of the week. no discussion

  6. Alle Says:

    2-0, YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (OG)

  7. starks in tampa Says:

    just the type of start everyone dreamed off..

  8. starks in tampa Says:

    i agree with Shep, Tchani is having a great game. great distribution.

  9. starks in tampa Says:

    wow i havent seen the redbulls play this good well EVER…i hope this is a preview of things to come as they get more comfy with each other.

  10. david Says:

    yes lets score more and make sure toronto does not get a goal

  11. sicote Says:

    Wicked, swerving shot from Marquez. Central midfield looks much more settled today.

    Let’s see one from Henry… And Tchani!

  12. sicote Says:

    What, exactly, is the “paperwork issue” with poor old Kandji? Anybody know?

  13. mark Says:

    anyone streaming this online?

  14. sicote Says:

    you could try one of these: http://myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=84862&part=sports

  15. sicote Says:

    myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=84862&part=sports

  16. david Says:

    why bona could not save that whyyyyyyyyyyy!! 😡

  17. zack Says:

    bona took away his own cleansheet

  18. starks in tampa Says:

    great job by the ref, one of the best reffereed game thsi year that I have seen

  19. karbaz Says:

    3-1, don’t let up bulls.

  20. Alle Says:

    Angeellllll 3-1!

  21. Alle Says:

    ROBINSOOOOOOOOON 4-1!!!!!!

  22. david Says:

    oh yess we won and we are the first team to beat toronto this year at there home!

  23. Jessee Says:

    Red Bulls took it to Toronto and what a goal by Marquez.

  24. Dario Says:

    Dominant….100% deserved to win this game.

    Good job, 8pts ahead of TFC now(but TFC has 1 game in hand.)

  25. emilio Says:

    what about starting Irving Garcia? 🙂

    • Reese Says:

      Dane haters will complain about something but his pace and effort are an asset to this diverse squad. Made numerous good set ups early and late. Thanks Dane for another strong effort there are a few of us who have had faith in you all along. I think coach Backe does as well.

      • emilio Says:

        Dane has played very well his last five games or so. The sad thing is there are people on these boards, who would prefer he play poorly so they could say they were right about him. When he makes a mistake or has a poor game they rip him to shreds and overlook the positive attributes he brings to the team, and when he plays well they ignore it so as to not admit that he is a vital cog in the team.

        These are probably the same people that were saying Tony Tchani shouldnt be starting. Anyone who couldnt see how Tchani brings a presence and an ability to distribute the ball from the middle that we had been lacking, must have a limited soccer IQ.

  26. Jpjm79 Says:

    Garcia is injured. And not good enough to start yet.

  27. bryan Says:

    Tchani is growing up in front of our eyes.. this kid is going to be a stud… his vision on the ball is comming along…. credit to hans for just bringing this kid along the right way….

    • emilio Says:

      Tchani is one of the best midfield prospects in the league, he has a future in Europe. Lets appreciate him while we still have him.

  28. Oh_yeah Says:

    Wow, I think that this match is the red bulls best game this season.

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