Summer's not over yet, so what better way to enjoy it than a road trip to Chicago with a few friends? Maybe finish things off with a rendition of "Twist and Shout."
Historically, the New York Red Bulls have not had a lot of fun on prior visits to play Chicago Fire: 0 wins at Bridgeview's Toyota Park since it opened in 2006. Last year, Chicago claimed seven points from three games against RBNY - including a win and a draw in Bridgeview.
A record like that can make a team tense. And a tense team will often dwell on its mistakes, get rattled, and lose. RBNY will be best served by treating this week's trip north as a day off: stay loose, see a few sights, maybe sing a song or two - and then go to work with a head full of happy memories.