The New York Red Bulls face up to a second local derby in two weeks tonight as they take on the Great Satan, DC United. New York bounced back after a 1-0 defeat to the Philadelphia Union with a dominant 3-0 win against the San Jose Earthquakes, and will be looking to keep that momentum going down in the swamp. Thierry Henry and Luke Rodgers were great last weekend, and the Red Bulls will need them to step up again -- and for Dwayne De Rosario to rediscover himself -- to win tonight.
Red Bulls: Bouna Coundoul; Jan Gunnar Solli, Rafael Márquez, Tim Ream, Roy Miller; Dane Richards, Teemu Tainio, Dwayne De Rosario, Joel Lindpere; Luke Rodgers, Thierry Henry
That first XI is identical to the team from last week -- this is the first time that's Backe has sent out the same team two weeks in a row this season.
Subs: Greg Sutton, Stephen Keel, Matt Kassel, Carl Robinson, John Rooney, Mehdi Ballouchy, Juan Agudelo
Marsh people: Bill Hamid, Chris Korb, Dejan Jakovic, Perry Kitchen, Marc Burch, Fred, Clyde Simms, Dax McCarty, Chris Pontius, Josh Wolff, Charlie Davies
Subs: Pat Onstad, Ethan White, Brandon Barklage, Branko Boskovic, Santino Quaranta, Andy Najar, Joseph Ngwenya
Swamp dweller baiting at Black and Red United.
The game is on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN3.com for your viewing pleasure, with kickoff at 8 PM. Unfortunately, I have to work during the match, so you'll just have to pick up the slack: I want at least five comments about how Charlie Davies is a diving scumbag and another four about how RFK is a dump. Thanks in advance.
Let's go Red Bulls -- BEAT DC!