As far as nightmares go, Thursday has to be about as scary a day as any Red Bulls fan could have imagined.
With the Red Bulls struggling for their playoff lives, the team’s starting goalkeeper and best defender are suspended for the rest of the season (and part of next season). On that same day, the team’s most bitter rival, D.C. United, sees its playoff hopes revived by two goals from a player the Red Bulls released before the season (and a player who hadn’t scored a single league goal all season). Now D.C. is looking like a good candidate for the post-season while the Red Bulls are looking shakier than the stock market.
Here is the question for the day after: Was Thursday the worst day in Red Bulls/MetroStars history?
I will be heading to Red Bulls training today, where suspended starters Jon Conway and Jeff Parke are expected to discuss their suspensions. I will also be looking to speak to goalkeeper Danny Cepero, who sources are telling me will get the nod in goal.
Back to the poll. Did you vote yet or no? And if you voted no, what other nightmare day in Red Bulls/MetroStars history beat it out? Was it the day Clint Mathis tore his knee up in 2001? Was it the playoff loss to Los Angeles? Was it the day Alexi Lalas showed up as team president? Was it the day Tim Howard left?
Share your thoughts below.