Posts tagged dax mccarty
The Red Bulls have had a lot of doom and gloom forecasting since the beginning of the season. First the away losses to Dallas and Salt Lake. Then came the scoring onslaught. Then came the horrible game in DC and lots of injuries ending with Henry’s hamstring going in the beginning of the New England game. Everyone expected NY just to fall apart.
Oh how wrong they were. 4 wins later and guess what NY actually has real depth for the first time in god knows when. P.S. this is the first 4 win streak by NY since 2003. Dax McCarthy, Kenny Cooper, Ryan Meara, and the entire inexperienced backline stepped up. Lindpere started producing. Hell, Holgerssen who started off his MLS career being the scapegoat has turned things around and even scored a goal on Sunday in Philly. Yes I do find it odd the second Miller and Marquez are brought back into the starting XI the shutout streak ended but a win is a win.
The summer is looking bright. Almost everyone is back to training which is perfect time since the MLS teams start the open cup in 3 weeks. It will be interesting to see how Backe deals with a full healthy squad now that the bench have proven themselves. I think the summer will be bright and wins will continue. I’m also curious who our 3rd DP will be. I also wonder what is going to happen to Wilman Conde. Oh what’s NY without more drama now that Marquez is back from suspension another player decides to assault a police officer? Words can’t describe it really.
Well, we’ve gotten through the first six days of our May campaign and the six teams who didn’t have any players on our Allies List. And with your help, at least one player on each of the teams joined!
Now we look at the teams who have players on the list, while we continue to recruit more.
Dax McCarty is the sole player on the New York Red Bulls who has stepped up as an ally, joining the list via Twitter in April. Both the Viking Army and Empire Supporters Club are also on the list.
So let’s not keep Dax as the solo New York representative. Help us contact his fellow players and have them join our ranks. Just have them Tweet to us or use #soccerally as a hash tag.
First off, bravo on Ryan Meara with his first shutout last saturday with a very inexperienced defence in front of him because well the backline is all in the treatment room. Second off, Dax McCarty has become a rock star on the field since becoming the first player on the red bulls to become a soccer ally. I think it may be a lucky charm sort of thing.
So what we lovingly call the 1% derby (New York vs. LA Galaxy) has become LA v. the walking wounded. Miller, Keel, Taino, Henry are all out injured for the weekend. Marquez is suspended. Solli is questionable. Agedelo will play at most for 25 minutes. So it’s not looking good and I don’t have many comments about how to even prepare since … who is left other than who generally starts is all kind of unknown. I’m guessing we might be seeing Richards partnering up front with Cooper and Solli - if fit – playing in the midfield (his old position) for the first time for NY.
Hopefully this inexperience defense does well again and Meara keeps improving. I just don’t know how this is going to go at all. This is why having such an old squad is going to bite us in the ass.
So I haven’t written anything lately because I’ve had some tech problems that past couple weeks but I needed to talk about Dax and Marquez
So he became the first RBNY player to become a soccer ally last week. It might be a lucky thing for others to follow suit as he then went on to score his first goal for NY and was man of the match against San Jose. He is becoming a very good player in our midfield and that trade last summer doesn’t look so bad.
Suspended for 3 games for something completely and utterly stupid. I was giving him props for starting out well for us this season but he can’t do us any good getting suspended. Out of the first 9 games of the season he will have been suspended for 5 of them. He needs to figure out how to cut out all of this crap or we need a DP in place of him that will not be such a situation.
[Editor's note: You can catch Kevin on the next Red Bull Rant]
Sorry it has taken me a while to write this post from last Saturday’s game but I’ve had a strange week.
The game was a game of two halves: the first was a disorganized mess. The second was just amazing.
I’m not sure what happened in that first half. It was messy and the ball was lost way too easily but with some minor groin strains I’m going to blame that.
The second was seeing all the parts just seem to work. The Kenny Cooper/Thierry Henry front line is just getting crazy. Dax McCarty had what is probably his best half in a Red Bulls shirt. The much maligned Mehdi Ballouchy scored an amazing goal and did our ‘wipeout’ as his goal celebration. So what do we take from this?