New York opens up its 2011 MLS season and begins its Eastern Conference Regular Season title defense on Saturday, hosting Seattle Sounders FC at Red Bull Arena at 7:30 PM ET (MSG, WADO 1280 AM).  While this is the season kickoff for the Red Bulls, the Sounders travel cross country on the heels of a 1-0 defeat home to Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday, so it will be interesting to see if that match helps or hinders the Seattle form.  With numerous new faces, it will be interesting to see who head coach Hans Backe selects for the 18, and even more interesting to see the eleven and the formation.  Expectations are high for the club and their supporters, so a positive result against a tough team (a side that handed NY one of its only home losses last season) could set them off on the right foot.  Take a viewing of this match preview and share your thoughts on the match in the comments section:

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  1. Dario Says:

    My first comment for this new year will be the same as my last comment when we reach the 2011 MLS Cup Final this year.


  2. david Says:

    i hope the red bulls win tomorrow

  3. Tim F. Says:

    Coundoul in goal; Marquez and Ream as central defenders; Miller as left back (if healthy; if not then Borman); Tainio as right back; Tchani as d-mid; Richards right mid; Lindpere as left mid; Gunnar Solli as center mid; Henry as forward; Agudelo as forward. Subs – Rodgers (if healthy); Ballouchy; and last sub either Robinson, Rooney or Hertzog depending on what the need is. Let’s go Red Bulls!!!

  4. gigi Says:

    Ive been a fan since i was a lil kid, and i have to say through all these seasons and changes I for one i have never been as excited for a season to start. If red bulls can win the mls cup this year and/or supports shield i really dont know how ill react, id just be overwelmed.

  5. Starks Says:

    gigi i agree. is the game going to be on tv for people outside of NY?

  6. eric Says:

    6-0 red bulls! Henry hat trick, Richards 1 goal Lindpere 1 goal and I’ll jump out of the stands and score the last one!

  7. marcia Says:

    You are all dreaming, my heart left with Angel…go Galaxy! NY can keep Hand-ball Henry!

    • Starks Says:

      lol….mkkayyy go root for JPA next season when he is back in Colombia with whatever dirt team he goes too….

    • el Says:

      If your heart left with Angel than you were never a true fan of the team, and thats fine so go root for your player in LA, a fan of a TEAM, puts the TEAM over the individual. Im glad Angel was let go, he was awful for us the second half of the season, his lack of mobility killed the team.

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