It's the Red Bulls vs. the Filth, part 4. After beating the Union two times in four days last April (once in MLS and once in a US Open Cup qualifier), the Red Bulls fell to a very disappointing 2-1 defeat at PPL Park in October. Today is the day to make amends for that loss and send out a message to the rest of MLS: this Red Bulls team is probably the most talented in the history of the league, and if they play up to their potential they can win any trophy on offer. Let's see them do it. Without further ado, your teams...
Red Bulls (4-4-2 diamond, probably): Bouna Coundoul; Jan Gunnar Solli, Rafael Márquez, Tim Ream, Roy Miller; Dane Richards, Teemu Tainio, Dwayne De Rosario, Joel Lindpere; Juan Agudelo, Thierry Henry.
Subs: Alex Horwath, Tyler Lassiter, Stephen Keel, Wayne -- no, John Rooney, Carl Robinson, Mehdi Ballouchy, Luke Rodgers
Filthadelphia: Faryd Mondragon, Carlos Valdes, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Sheanon Williams, Stefani Miglioranzi, Brian Carroll, Justin Mapp, Keon Daniel, Sebastien Le Toux, Carlos Ruiz
Filthy Subs: Zac MacMath, Michael Farfan, Chris Agorsor, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Danny Mwanga, Amobi Okugo, Roger Torres
Apparently Carlos Mendes and Austin da Luz have suffered injuries....although the club didn't mention it until a hour before the game.
Your place for Filthy-baiting: The Brotherly Game
TV: ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes (football is always more exciting in Spanish), and for us college students, ESPN3.com
Let's go Red Bulls!