Woof. It's been a rough week in RBNY land. After two crucial wins against eastern conference leaders Sporting Kansas City and DC United, the New York Red Bulls squandered a lead in the dying moments of their away match to the Philadelphia Union. Sure, a point on the road is a positive result, but the draw felt like a loss in a playoff race where two extra points can make all of the difference. On top of the disappointment over Saturday's draw, the team's front office announced at the beginning of the week that they will not be fielding their own USL-Pro side for the 2015 season. The news has not been taken well by the RBNY faithful. So, after a three game stretch that, by all accounts, should be considered a success (who wouldn't take seven points out of nine?), it appears as though team spirits are not where they need to be. Hopefully the Red Bulls can raise those spirits tonight, when they go into their second match of the CONCACAF Champions League, which also happens to be their fourth match in eleven days, against a familiar foe, the Montreal Impact.
Here's what we know:
- Montreal is all in on CCL.
- New York is not....
Here's what we don't know:
- What's the line up going to look like and do they have a chance?