Good evening folks. The New York Red Bulls travel to Houston tonight to take on the defending champion Houston Dynamo.
A road win won’t be easy this time around for the Red Bulls. As if missing injured captain Claudio Reyna and expectant father Dave Van Den Bergh wasn’t enough, now comes word from Houston that Juan Pablo Angel will not play because of a virus. Also, Colombian striker Oscar Echeverry was left home despite making good progress with his injured knee.
Tonight’s match is being shown exclusively on HDNet, which means unless you are lucky enough to have HDNet you will be trekking to a bar to watch the game (I’m probably heading to Mulligan’s in Hoboken).
If you are watching the game, and will be online, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play on the match in the comments section below.
So what lineup should we see tonight? Here is what it will probably look like:
RED BULLS PROJECTED LINEUP
It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Chris Leitch replace Freeman, who had an awful game last week.
On the bright side, the Dynamo will be without Dwayne DeRosario, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Pat Onstad and possibly Brian Mullan. That still leaves Brian Ching, Brad Davis, Stuart Holden and Ricardo Clark as quality players to worry about, but that Dynamo defense will be susceptible to the Red Bulls attack, with Dane Richards having a chance to have a big game.
Share your thoughts on the pre-match here, and check in here throughout the evening for updates.