RED BULLS-REAL SALT LAKE PRE-GAME

The Red Bulls look to try and edge closer to the top of the League when they battle defending MLS Cup Champion, Real Salt Lake, tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium in front of what is expected to be a near-capacity crowd during this holiday weekend.

Both teams are in striking distance not only of their conference leaders (Columbus and Los Angeles), but are not far off pace in the MLS Supporters Shield race. Earlier today, the Galaxy drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA Park to open the door for both teams today. New York is just four points adrift of the Crew heading into the weekend.

New York arrived in Salt Lake City last night and is missing the services of four players – Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller, Rafa Marquez and Dane Richards – due to international duty. However, winning three of their past four games, the Red Bulls are confident in getting a result tonight versus a side that hasn’t lost at home in its last 21. Here is the lineup:

———Angel——–Henry———-

Lindpere-Tchani-Stammler-Kandji

Borman—-Ream—Mendes-Albright

—————-Sutton——————–

Substitutes: Cepero (GK), Boyens, Petke, Ubiparipovic, da Luz, Chinn, Ibrahim

With the four absent players, Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe made several changes to the lineup that defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, last Saturday at Red Bull Arena. While the strike tandem of Juan Pablo Angel and Thierry Henry, who recorded his first MLS goal against San Jose, are intact, Seth Stammler and Macoumba Kandji are in the XI for Kandji, while Danleigh Borman slides into left back for Miller. Greg Sutton takes Coundoul’s place in goal, while Danny Cepero – a former Red Bull himself – was called up to be the team’s second goalkeeper on this trip.

Real Salt Lake is missing leading scorer Alvaro Saborio and midfielder Will Johnson due to international duty and it is coming off a 0-0 tie against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Here is their lineup for tonight:

——–Espindola——–Findley———

—————–Morales——————–

——–Grabavoy——–Williams——-

—————-Beckerman—————–

Wingert—Borchers-Olave—-Russell

—————–Rimando——————

Substitutes: Reynish, Beltran, McKenzie, Alexandre, Gonzalez, Warner, Campos

Kickoff is set for 9:00 PM ET with Steve Cangialosi and Shep Messing calling the match live on MSG. We’ll also be doing a play-by-play commentary via our Twitter account (@newyorkredbulls). Enjoy the match and we’ll be back here with post-match reaction later!

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The Red Bulls look to try and edge closer to the top of the League when they battle defending MLS Cup Champion, Real Salt Lake, tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium in front of what is expected to be a near-capacity crowd during this holiday weekend.

Both teams are in striking distance not only of their conference leaders (Columbus and Los Angeles), but are not far off pace in the MLS Supporters Shield race. Earlier today, the Galaxy drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire at TOYOTA Park to open the door for both teams today. New York is just four points adrift of the Crew heading into the weekend.

New York arrived in Salt Lake City last night and is missing the services of four players – Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller, Rafa Marquez and Dane Richards – due to international duty. However, winning three of their past four games, the Red Bulls are confident in getting a result tonight versus a side that hasn’t lost at home in its last 21. Here is the lineup:

———Angel——–Henry———-

Lindpere-Tchani-Stammler-Kandji

Borman—-Ream—Mendes-Albright

—————-Sutton——————–

Substitutes: Cepero (GK), Boyens, Petke, Ubiparipovic, da Luz, Chinn, Ibrahim

With the four absent players, Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe made several changes to the lineup that defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, last Saturday at Red Bull Arena. While the strike tandem of Juan Pablo Angel and Thierry Henry, who recorded his first MLS goal against San Jose, are intact, Seth Stammler and Macoumba Kandji are in the XI for Kandji, while Danleigh Borman slides into left back for Miller. Greg Sutton takes Coundoul’s place in goal, while Danny Cepero – a former Red Bull himself – was called up to be the team’s second goalkeeper on this trip.

Real Salt Lake is missing leading scorer Alvaro Saborio and midfielder Will Johnson due to international duty and it is coming off a 0-0 tie against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Here is their lineup for tonight:

——–Espindola——–Findley———

—————–Morales——————–

——–Grabavoy——–Williams——-

—————-Beckerman—————–

Wingert—Borchers-Olave—-Beltran

—————–Rimando——————

Substitutes: xxxx

Kickoff is set for 9:00 PM ET with Steve Cangialosi and Shep Messing calling the match live on MSG. We’ll also be doing a play-by-play commentary via our Twitter account (@newyorkredbulls). Enjoy the match and we’ll be back here with post-match reaction later!

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28 Responses to “RED BULLS-REAL SALT LAKE PRE-GAME”

  1. chrisg Says:

    Lets go Bulls

  2. starks in tampa Says:

    wow does danliegh borman suck

  3. Dario Says:

    Borman cant pass to save his life tonight!

  4. david Says:

    borman i have to say does suck in this game and ream been makeing some mistakes the mid has to find a way to get the ball to henry and angel

  5. emilio Says:

    Marquez and Richards are greatly missed.

  6. zack Says:

    and also sutton shut up those who said he sucks he made some big saves

  7. david Says:

    lets keep are head ups bulls your only down by 1 your still in the game just clam down and play some soccer

  8. jmp Says:

    hmmmm.. RSL is a really good team. First season i follow MSL, and they seem to be really good organised team.

    NYRB are strugling. We miss the four internationals and Robinson. I really hope we can hang on, and not let in any more goals the first 15-20. We cant seem to establish play, but maybe we can get something on a counter, or a free/corner-kick.

    • david Says:

      yea RSL are good i remember when we use to beat them down real fast

      • jmp Says:

        btw, if we were to do some big changes later on, I would like to see Lindpere moved to central midfield, he covers much ground, and breaks up play really good. Toruble is, who will cover left midfield.

  9. jmp Says:

    So unlucky. 😦 good goalkeeping

  10. jmp Says:

    to bad, RSL to strong. We deserved a draw

  11. jmp Says:

    but, we will beat this RSL team in the playoffs 🙂 Marquez will destroy theire midfield. Miller is back etc.. we will have more time to gel

    • david Says:

      hell yea when we get marquez and bona and richards and miller back we will beat RSL down in our house and show them we own them

  12. david Says:

    boy i hate RSL

  13. Dr. Truth Says:

    As far as I’m concerned, Sutton performed well. Borman played the worst game of his pro career. Ream obviously made the big mistake, but didn’t play terribly apart from that. Albright was a bit off of his game. Henry was basically absent, Angel was the best player for RBNY. Angel had a couple of decent chances, Rimando made a great save on one of them. Kandji didn’t play well. It’s a game for RBNY to put behind them. After all is said and done, to have played so poorly, and to have only lost by 1 to RSL at Rio Tinto isn’t the worst case scenario that could have come out of this game.

  14. tommy w. Says:

    Borman? Off wit’ his head!

  15. bryan Says:

    borman was a disaster….. so was kanji

  16. Ken Says:

    I agree totally with Dr. Truth. Great analysis. I think as far as Henry he really had a tough game and Kandji flat out sucked. For the future I think that Henry def. needs JPA because when he gets doubled teamed Henry can have more room to roam. I hope NY offers him non-dp contract and does not let him go. I think NY needs to keep their lineup together and let this group play with each other without constanly changing our lineup. Of course without four starters we had a true disadvantage. I thought JPA was moving well and had a great header
    which Romando got lucky. Kandji up front as a starter or midfielder I do not think will work. Give JPA and Henry a full season please along with Marquez and lets see what happens. I love henry and respect what he did but do not see any fire whatsover as a forward. No shots attempted and had not gotten into any open space.

    As far as the goal I watched the replay and man if only Sutton would have ran out to cut off the angle and what was Ream thinking why not slide earlier? Lets hope NY and Soler make the right choice and let JPA retire in NY with a nice NOn-Dp contract even if he plays 60 or 70 mins. He still gets open and at least gets shots on goal. He comes back on free kicks and hustles back on corners. Salou needs to be cut immediately and Chinn should be playing over him.

  17. bob Says:

    Ream couldn’t slide earlier because he would have prob fouled at that angle and he was last man so would have got sent off. RSL were just too good

  18. Taz Says:

    At the coin NYRB are paying Henry, he needs to show up big every game. I agree that it is time to cut Salou and start playing Chinn.

  19. Lugji Says:

    I watch the game but i couldn’t see Henry. I do not know what is going on with him, in the begin he was complain that he is not fit to play but now its 6 weeks later and still i don’t see nothing of him. i am very disappointed with his performance.

  20. Tom Says:

    Give him time Lujgi he doesn’t have service so he needs time he is world class player man give him time

  21. Lugji Says:

    I know but i cant bring the whole Barcelona team or arsenal team to red bulls also he doesn’t face the defenders use to face in those teams and i know he had 3 or 4 touches he could not do nothing just passes the balls to the other team i know he was a world class player but that doesnt mean nothing i like to see him prove it on redbulls he should be able to dribble and score he tried but he couldnt do it i will give him as much time as he needs but iam very disappointment .

  22. Tom Says:

    You make a valid point lugji but when he starts scoring goals i think you will change your mind he still is world class player if you think hes so bad than how did he score 174 goals in 200 appearances with arsenal that stat speaks for itself

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