Despite the huge crowds that watched the World Cup games at public venues in major cities all over the land, we have not become a soccer-mad country.
Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.
The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.
The Netherlands had to work much harder for victory over the World Cup’s lowest-ranked team than it did against the defending world and European champion.
Chances are you’ll encounter plenty of soccer fans ahead of Monday’s U.S.-Ghana match. But guess what? They’re not real fans if they pooh-pooh the teams in their own backyard.
This matchup is kind of like the Yankees playing their Triple-A team in Scranton. But the Cosmos are out to prove they have assembled a club that can beat an MLS team.
The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During that time, the town has sent the team a tax bill for about $1.5 million for the 2010 tax year and about $1.3 million for 2011.
When international soccer has been staged at Yankee Stadium, it has been a success. Now it’s time to try something more on a full-time basis.
The leading scorer in Arsenal history, Thierry has scored 42 goals in 94 matches for the Red Bulls. Arsenal said “the fact that Thierry is the New York Red Bulls club captain makes this a particularly special fixture.”
The New York Jets said Wednesday that Portugal will be based at the NFL team’s training center from June 3-9 and go through five workouts there.
A year seems like a long way away, but it really won’t be long before we see that new badge on a pitch, somewhere, in 2015.
The United States will play Germany, Portugal and Ghana in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.
In the metropolitan area, we have teams that did well and not so well over the past year, but all of them have something to smile about.
We New York fans love our teams through thick and thin, and there are actually a few things that give us hope for a better 2014.
The New York Red Bulls’ season came to an end Wednesday night, as they lost 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo.
Photos from the Galaxy’s 1-0 win over the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena.
Photos from Rafael Marquez’s debut with the New York Red Bulls.
Red Bulls defeat Manchester City 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
New York Red Bulls vs. Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.