New York/New Jersey Metrostars/Red Bulls 2/II. The VARBulls. The HorriBulls. The USL’s worst nightmare: a very good MLS reserve team that ran roughshod over most of the league this year. Not that anyone needs reminding, but Louisville City has never beaten these guys, and has only scored on them once. That’s not great. The Baby Bulls are bigger and faster than City. They’re very well coached. They’re very talented. A lot of these guys would probably be seeing minutes on MLS teams if they weren’t stuffing the Red Bulls’ USL roster.
New York will be tough to beat, but they can be beaten. They win a lot of individual battles, but their passing in possession isn’t perfect. They can be caught out on counter attacks, and beaten on well-played through balls just like everyone else. The last time Louisville City visited Red Bull Arena, they only lost on a penalty kick, MAG RAM didn’t see the field until very late in the game, and City otherwise played a pretty good, if very cautious game. This is a win-or-go-home situation, but it’s doable.
Come on, City. Most of the rest of the league is behind you. I guarandamntee the USL is behind you. Let’s get this W and get ready to host Sporting Kansas City B/Swope Park Rangers next Sunday.
The USL Eastern Conference Championship.
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m. EDT
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
There will be watch parties everywhere, so check out Against the Grain, Saints, Great Flood, or Bommbozz Taphouse in St. Matthews. If you can’t get out of the house because your wife might deliver your third child at any moment, then you can watch on your phone in the hospital waiting room right here:
COME ON, CITY!