Good morning all. I’m coming to you from Chicago, where the New York Red Bulls are preparing for tonight’s crucial regular season finale against the Chicago Fire (9:30pm, ESPN2).
Tonight’s match is shaping up to be a good one and the sense I’m getting is that the Fire won’t be resting many, if any, key starters. Left back Gonzalo Segares is suspended due to yellow card accumulation and that is sounding like the only absence we will see in the Fire lineup.
One person who will be in attendance tonight at Toyota Park is Chicago Fire owner Anrew Hauptman. There’s no truth the rumor that he showed up at O’Hare Airport with a bag full of Rolex watches to give Fire players if they beat the Red Bulls tonight.
If you don’t get that joke then you may not remember the ugly divorce between current Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio and the Chicago Fire, which he coached last year. That split left Hauptman and Osorio on poor terms and you can rest assured that the animosity between the two men is adding to tonight’s suspense. As you know by now, the Red Bulls can clinch a playoff berth with a victory.
Apologies for the lack of posts on Wednesday. I will be back this morning with some other posts on a variety of subjects. For now, feel free to discuss tonight’s Fire-Red Bulls match and what you see happening.
Share your thoughts below.