With a two time MLS Player of the Week, and recipient of the honorable MLS Player of the Month award in Thierry Henry, plus a nine goal explosion in two matches left in their wake, the New York Red Bulls must be sitting pretty as they hit the pavement en route to face the Columbus Crew, right?
Last week’s second half midfield hero, Teemu Tainio, will be out for this encounter after being diagnosed with a ligament strain in his knee (4-6 weeks). Defensive anchor Wilman Conde is also likely to miss this match, meaning New York will be relying on Stephen Keel in the back and Rafa Marquez in the middle, who is still recovering from a groin injury.
With both Dane Richards and Joel Lindpere having a quiet start to the season, and serious depletion’s affecting all area’s of their roster, it is difficult to predict this weeks outcome.
Sucka Free Soccer asked an important question this week; which Red Bull side will we see? The lot who couldn’t connect against an expansion team in the first half or the tank that rolled over a lowly Montreal Impact in the second? Tale of the Tape will break down this weeks match-up against the Crew and try to discern the answer.