So, is there football after Manchester United vs. Barcelona? I'd say yes, but you fine folks are welcome to use this thread for the little warm-up game to the New York Red Bulls' visit to the Vancouver Whitecaps later this afternoon. It is a massive game for New York, made much more important as a result of Philadelphia's destruction of Toronto FC, which moves them three points ahead of the Red Bulls and into first in the Eastern Conference.
To recap the team news: Thierry Henry, Chris Albright, and Carl Robinson are out due to injuries, while Dane Richards and Rafael Márquez have already departed for duty with their respective national teams ahead of the Gold Cup.
Solli moves up into midfield, with Mendes at right back and Keel in the middle.
The average age of the Red Bulls' bench is about 21 or 22.
You can find Whitecaps perspective at Eighty Six Forever.
Kickoff is at 5:30, and you can watch the game on MSG. I've run out of new ways to say let's go Red Bulls. So, LET'S GO RED BULLS.