Football

New York Red Bulls are finding their stride in the MLS

Published 2 Comments

Football News
24/7

New York Red Bulls have endured a tough season and no-one have felt this as much as the fans.

The inconsistency of the Red Bulls' season so far has left them feeling frustrated with the set up at the club, with some blaming the manager's tactics and others feeling that the problem is further up.

The Red Bulls, however, are now on a run of unbeaten games and with a 4-1 win over  Columbus Crew just over their shoulder, things are beginning to look up at Red Bull arena.

Inspirational Henry

Thierry Henry led the side with an inspiring performance, creating three of the four goals while scoring the Red Bulls second of the game himself. The Frenchman has often been criticised this season for underperforming and many believe his influence on a game is fading as he grows older, but Henry showed that he still has something to offer in terms of playing in a 'no.10' position and providing rather than scoring.

Currently you cannot go a gameweek in the MLS without mentioning Bradley Wright-Philips, who is topping the goalscoring charts. His MLS career started slowly with some stuttering performances last season but this season Wright-Phillips has been a persistent threat for the Red Bulls and no doubt the first name on the teamsheet.

The likes of Tim Cahill - who himself came back from a successful World Cup campaign on a personal level - have also helped the club improve in recent weeks, with his workmanlike performances.

The return of Dax McCarty will be another major addition to the squad as he is a player who, when on form, can offer defensive stability.

Unsung hero

The unsung hero so far for the Red Bulls, however, would have to be Luis Robles. Without the goalkeeping heroics of Robles, the club would be worse off in the Eastern Conference as he continues to perform at a world-class level each week.

The South Ward and those who follow the Red Bulls hope that the club will now start picking up more win rather than draws. With the transfer window reaching the halfway mark in the MLS season, the fans will also be hoping that the third designated player spot will be filled by someone of a world-class caliber that can continue their push for the play-offs.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
MLS
MLS Eastern Conference
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again