Friday Morning Red Bulls Links- 7/15/11

Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy? (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Still looking for a better name for this series. Today we look at recent pathetic efforts by the Red Bulls and the given rationale for such, as well as a big roster development. We also continue to celebrate the USWNT success. Their cromulent efforts embiggens us all.

Red Bulls eliminated from U.S. Open Cup with 4-0 loss to Fire | New York Red Bulls
The official recap. Again, enter at your own risk. As far as captains go, I put Captain Mehdi a spot above Captain Kangaroo and several spots below Captain Crunch.

Fire savor USOC win, regardless of strength of opponents |

The Fire are happy to get the win. They didn't have mercy on the Red Bulls' babes in swaddling clothes, and you know what? They're still competing for a meaningful trophy. Good for them.

Despite elimination, USOC serves purpose for RBNY |

Apparently this game was all about getting the reserves some valuable playing time, and Mike Petke some valuable coaching experience.  You know, 'cause Backe doesn't trust them enough to give them field time when it's 4-0 against TFC.

RBNY Notebook: Traveling too much for USOC, says Backe | New York Red Bulls

The Red Bulls are exhausted with traveling. That's what New York head coach told on Thursday...

except that they are FLYING TO ENGLAND in the middle of the season to play a tournament that nets them ZERO meaningful trophies. Aagh...

Red Bulls sign goalkeeper Frank Rost | New York Red Bulls
We have our new goalkeeper. I personally think he looks like one of Hans Gruber's henchman, and honestly, I'm excited by that.

Red Bulls Sign Rost, Veteran German Goalkeeper -

Another look at the Rost signing.

Women's World Cup -- U.S.'s never-say-die attitude too much for France - ESPN

Another great game for the USWNT. Hopefully they have some ointment for the burns caused by scuffing against all those unshaven French legs.

The B.S. Report: 7/14 - ESPN

The Sports Guy is a polarizing figure in American sports commentary, and is a fairly new convert to the Church of the Beautiful Game. However you look at him, this is an entertaining podcast with Chris Ryan about the Women's World Cup and soccer in general.

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