Everyone can breath a sigh of relieve. After trouncing Toronto FC and getting some help from (don't we all feel so dirty) D.C. United, the New York Red Bulls have clinched a playoff spot after a season in which a playoff spot was anything but guaranteed. Don't get too cozy, RBNY still has a lot to play for. In the remaining two games, the Red Bulls are going to be aiming for enough points to put them in at least third place in the Eastern Conference, allowing them to avoid the extra play-in game and giving them some extra time off before [hopefully] making a run at the MLS Cup. The first step towards making that run starts this Sunday afternoon in Red Bull Arena, where New York looks to beat the Columbus Crew and secure another three points towards their regular season goal.
Here's what we know:
- This game is "massive."
- Getting closer to full strength.
- Henry enjoys playing against Columbus.
Here's what we don't know:
- Can BWP get closer to the record?
- Will Parkhurst be a problem?
- Wait a minute...will this be Henry's last stand?!?!