'Caps trade Le toux to Red Bulls for Dane Richards."
If Brian Lewis' Twitter is to be believed, the Red Bulls are set to announce that they've acquired Bill Gaudette from the LA Galaxy for a draft pick. The 30-year-old Gaudette adds the goalkeeper depth the Red Bulls lack while bringing a veteran presence to the position the team lacked early on. It remains to be seen what this means for Jeremy Vuolo. UPDATE: The pick is a "natural" second round 2014 supplemental draft pick, according to the team's official release.
Their playing style is totally different compared to when they had Aaron Winter as a coach when they were trying to play from the back four and to come out from the back four. Now they are in a typical, very, very direct football first pass out to strikers. (Danny) Koevermans and (Ryan) Johnson are very good as targets then they play from a lot of crosses and a lot of set plays. I think in the second half we looked more composed in possession, we turned the game and they have to slide a lot to get to passes that were very close to scoring winners. But overall, I would say, on the road and with the team that has definitely bounced back I can live with one point.
Fantastic time-lapse video from around Red Bull Arena before, during, and after Sunday's glorious victory over DC United.
I made sure to walk around the locker room leading up to this game to the young guys and the new guys saying, ‘Listen, you know, if you don’t know anything about this rivalry, get on your computer, research it, or ask me. I don’t want you showing up that day and thinking it’s just like any old game.' And they got the picture.
"The first 45 is definitely the best we’ve been playing, probably since I arrived I would say," Backe told reporters during his postgame press conference. "As I said at halftime, the passing game is phenomenal, very few unforced errors and the movement's top-class."
"There are only two players that I’m happy with, and that’s Dane and Ryan Meara. Otherwise I could’ve subbed every player, the other nine guys,’’ said Backe. "We looked flat. I have no answer why. The preparation has been good, everything worked well, so it was definitely very disappointing.’’