After their season opening win at home to Seattle Sounders last weekend, the Red Bulls return to action Saturday away to Columbus Crew (4pm ET; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: WADO 1280 AM). With a spate of International callups, as well as a several injuries, the lineup sent out by Hans Backe will look decidedly different than the XI that took the pitch against the Sounders at Red Bull Arena.  But with Cup and Shield ambitions, the depth that the club strove to acquire for the 2011 MLS season.  We preview the match with Backe, Carlos Mendes and Joel Lindpere in the below video.  Who do you think will be the XI will be for Saturday?  What do you believe the outcome will be?  Where are you watching the match?  Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. Flintstone Says:

    When are they going to get a TV deal done? So far its been week to week with MSG. Good Luck to Horwath!!!!

  2. Tim F. Says:

    If Sutton got a concussion on Tuesday, why are we just finding out about it on Friday?

    I hope the Red Bulls who are not injured can rally and get a point in Columbus!!! Go Red Bulls!

  3. Tim F. Says:

    I’ll be at the New Meadowlands for the US-Argentina match; if they are showing the match there, I will definitely watch it.

  4. gigi Says:

    alot of players missing but that i think the team still has a VERY good shot of winning, columbus isnt the same team as last year. id say based on the players we have id start off with a line up like this——————————————Hertzog————Rodgers—————————————————————-Balluchey————————————————–Lindpere————————————–Solli——————————————————–Tchani——————————————————Miller———————————————Tainio—————————————Lassiter—————Mendes—————————————————————Horwath———————————————–Bench:Pool keeper, borman, keel, , C.Robinson, da luz, Rooney, Kassel. I think lassiter should start instead of keel, sometimes in games like this a young talented guy like lassiter can have a good game and spark every one else.

    • gigi Says:

      my line up got all mest up but basically id have rodgers and hertzog as strikers, ballouchey and tchani in the middle lindpere and solli on the wings, Miller and taino as wingbacks, and lassiter and mendes in the middle with horwath in goal.

  5. Dale Says:

    Really, no TV deal yet? Very professional. Just sell the team.

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