Breaking News FutbolMLS.com reports Carlos Valdes will return to the Philadelphia Union "next week"

Opposite View - Three Questions With Once A Metro

Another "sellout crowd" in New Jersey - Mike Stobe

This week we chat with Matt Coyne of Once A Metro, SBN's New York Red Bulls blog, and find out what to expect from the 2013 Supporter's Shield winners.

tBG) New York has gotten off to a terrible start, going 0-2-4 so far. Why is this?

OaM) I don't know if I can point to one thing. Part of it is that the team seems like they're still working through tactics. Another part is that it seems like the Red Bulls still need to get on the same page. It seems like more times than not, they need a half to really gel.

tBG) Unlike years past, this offseason was relatively quiet for New York. Which of the new guys has impressed you most?

OaM) I might catch some flack for this,but Armando. He's prone to fouls and cards -- and apparently he's being watched closely by the refs -- but he plays with an edge and does a lot of things well. I think once he gets acclimated to MLS, he'll be a good player.

tBG) What's it like as a New York Red Bulls fan to finally win silverware after so many fruitless seasons?

OaM I'm not a great person to ask this question to, since I am, admittedly, a newer fan. But I was in the South Ward when the Red Bulls beat the Fire 5-2 to clinch the Shield, and to see what it meant to a lot of the people around me really stuck with me.

Some of the guys had been fans since the late 90's, if not 1996. A lot of the guys had watched the team in a cavernous, empty Giants Stadium with strange rules. They dealt with the divisive Red Bull purchase and watched MLS start trending upward, all without seeing their team get a taste of a championship. To see those guys, who invested a lot in the team, the league and the sport, really have something to celebrate was really special.

Starting XI prediction:

Luis Robles; Roy Miller, Ibrahim Sekagya, Jamison Olave, Kosuke Kimura; Jonny Steele, Dax McCarty, Eric Alexander, Lloyd Sam; Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill

Match prediction:

1-1 Draw

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Join Brotherly Game

You must be a member of Brotherly Game to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brotherly Game. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker