For those who don't know, I am a fan of the New York Jets. I have been since I can remember and from before I ever set foot in Red Bull Arena. I know how it feels to have a team make the post season and bomb out in spectacular fashion. I also happen to be a reader of Gang Green Nation, the Jets blog on SB Nation. They had a post today which I am absolutely ripping off when I ask, "What New York Red Bulls' loss do you remember the most?"
For me, I don't have many years to lean on, as I only started following this team in earnest in 2011. I could pick one of the playoff exits during those four seasons, but I'm going to go a different route.
August 25th, 2013. That date may not mean much, but it was a 3-2 loss to now-defunct Chivas USA. That was a terrible game from the Red Bulls. It was 1-1 at halftime, but the team wasn't really doing much. Chivas came out with a 47th minute goal off a penalty kick. They added a third in the 81st before Dax McCarty made it 3-2 in the 86th, which was too little, too late.
The reason the loss sticks out isn't as much about the loss, but the results after. That was the last time the team lost in the 2013 regular season. They went 6-0-2 in their last eight, and came roaring back to clinch their first every Shield. The game after Chivas saw Thierry Henry benched in the first half by Mike Petke after a mid week confrontation. Petke made it his team at that point and led them to success. The loss was a catalyst for something good, and that's why I remember it.
What loss do you remember most? Let us know in the comments.