Good afternoon folks. I’m coming to you from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport. No, I’m not working on the Kenny Cooper tell-all interview where he rips into Bob Bradley. I’m actually on a layover to Houston ahead of Sunday’s Houston Dynamo-New York Red Bulls playoff game.
The most impressive scene I’ve seen in a while was that of five Red Bulls fans making the same flight down. About 25 Red Bulls fans are making the trip down for the match, with the Red Bulls providing tickets for those die-hard fans.
You have to give those fans credits for coming down considering the odds working against the club. The Red Bulls must beat a team that is 4-0 all-time in home playoff games, having outscored its opponents 11-1. There is also expected to be a big and boisterous crowd at Robertson Stadium for the Sunday afternoon match (3pm, Telefutura).
If Red Bulls fans want something to latch onto, they should consider the fact that the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference has lost in the playoff first round the past three seasons. Unfortunately for the Red Bulls, the Dynamo did not lose any of those three.
If you are a Houston resident, please feel free to offer up some tips on places to eat, places to visit and things to do. I was here in February for USA-Mexico and had a great time thanks to reader suggestions so any new suggestions are welcome.
I will be posting another portion of the most recent Q&A shortly, and plan on knocking out that Dave Van Den Bergh interview today so stay tuned for that. For now, feel free to share your thoughts on Sunday’s Dynamo-Red Bulls match in the comments section below.