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  1. RBNY Recap: Galaxy's free kicks finish off Red Bulls' run in MLS ...

    Matthew Artus

    On a night where they committed twice as many fouls as their opponent, an errant kick effectively set the Red Bulls free from any further MLS postseason obligations. Ain't that a kick in the head? Actually, yes. Landon Donovan still needed to conv...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  2. Rapid Reax: Galaxy 2, Red Bulls 1

    Matthew Artus

    Heading into Thursday's semifinal finale against the Galaxy, a draw was as good as a loss to the Red Bulls' playoff chances. An actual loss just removed all doubt. Los Angeles answered an early go-ahead goal by Luke Rodgers with two of their own t...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  3. W2W4: NY Red Bulls at LA Galaxy

    Matthew Artus

    Both the Red Bulls and Galaxy have not hesitated to put down their opponents ahead of their playoff clash on Thursday, but neither side can win on words alone. The war of a million words will end with a single match on Thursday evening as the New ...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  4. W2W4: Red Bulls vs. Galaxy

    Matthew Artus

    A return to the MLS semifinals for the Red Bulls means a return engagement against the Supporters Shield-winning Los Angeles Galaxy side that commences Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes). Sunday's contest repr...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  5. RBNY Recap: Cynical soccer leaves Red Bulls sitting pretty after ...

    Matthew Artus

    Cynical soccer, as Red Bulls coach Hans Backe describes it, isn't supposed to be pretty. During the majority of the Red Bulls' 2-0 wild card victory over FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on Wednesday night, Backe's description was apt. New York rarely ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  6. Rapid Reaction: Red Bulls 2, FC Dallas 0

    Matthew Artus

    A second-half strike by Joel Lindpere helped a shorthanded Red Bulls side rise to the semifinal round of the 2011 MLS Playoffs following a 2-0 win over FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on Wednesday evening. Lindpere threaded the FCD back line near the ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  7. W2W4: NY Red Bulls at FC Dallas

    Matthew Artus

    The 2011 MLS Playoffs kick off in earnest on Wednesday evening as FC Dallas play host to the Red Bulls at Pizza Hut Park in a wild card clash that will end one club's postseason path courtesy of the round's one-and-done format. For a Red Bulls sid...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  8. RBNY Recap: Playoff-bound Red Bulls

    Matthew Artus

    New York's regular season wasn't supposed to end this way. Picked by prognosticators as "the best in MLS on paper" and burdened with self-imposed expectations of winning the Supporters' Shield, no one expected the Red Bulls to need all 34 weeks --...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  9. W2W4: NY Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

    Matthew Artus

    To finally claim a spot on the 2011 MLS Playoffs marquee, the Red Bulls will need to take just one more step forward. One point separates the Red Bulls from clinching the last remaining playoff berth as they kick off in their regular-season finale...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  10. RBNY Recap: Henry's ejection leaves Red Bulls close to worst-case...

    Matthew Artus

    While computing the various postseason berth scenarios created by the current MLS Playoffs format, one might forget to include the worst-case scenario among the hypothetical happy endings. It's easy to ask what's the best your MLS club can do, but le...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  11. Rapid Reax: Sporting KC 2, Red Bulls 0

    Matthew Artus

    A quick temper may make a fool of Thierry Henry if New York fails to make the MLS Playoffs. Henry's 28th-minute red card for a retaliatory hit on midfielder Roger Espinoza near the center circle left the Red Bulls short-handed for more than an hou...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  12. W2W4: NY Red Bulls at Sporting KC

    Matthew Artus

    An MLS playoff opportunity will knock on the door in Kansas City this afternoon. Are the Red Bulls ready to answer it? The New York Red Bulls make their inaugural visit to Livestrong Sporting Park to kick off against Sporting Kansas City in an aft...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  13. RBNY Notes: Updating the Red Bulls' playoff picture

    Matthew Artus

    Without lifting a finger for over a week, the Red Bulls just received a much brighter forecast for their MLS playoff chances. New York's position in the standings became more stable courtesy of Wednesday losses for the Chicago Fire and D.C. United...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  14. RBNY Recap: Red Bulls back in playoff groove following shutout wi...

    Matthew Artus

    The reports of the death of the Red Bulls are greatly exaggerated. New York's playoff hopes are alive and well following a solid 2-0 win on Tuesday evening at Red Bull Arena against a Los Angeles Galaxy side missing a few key players. Luke Rodgers...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  15. W2W4: NY Red Bulls vs. LA Galaxy

    Matthew Artus

    The stars tonight will be big and bright deep in the heart of... Jersey? A New York Red Bulls club in the driver's seat for a playoff berth will share the marquee at its namesake arena with the star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy side on Tuesday eveni...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  16. RBNY Notes: Red Bulls control own playoff destiny despite D.C.'s ...

    Matthew Artus

    Thanks to an imbalance in the number of matches played to this point and a needlessly complicated playoff structure that MLS commissioner Don Garber may tweak again soon, the Red Bulls' playoff picture looks muddied. It looks like the Red Bulls ha...

    Blog | October 03, 2011