Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Red Bulls Avoid Worst-Ever Label
MLSnet.com, August 31st, 2009 3:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

"I'm getting used to this winning thing again," New York Red Bulls striker Dane Richards said after Sunday's 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew. "I like it." The win marked the second in a row for the Red Bulls and means the team avoided having the worst record in league history. The Red Bulls now have 16 points out of 24 games, surpassing the 2001 Tampa Bay Mutiny (14) and 1999 MetroStars (15). "That was my biggest concern," Red Bulls captain Juan Pablo Angel said. "I didn't want to be remembered in history for being part of the worst team in MLS. I can handle a bad year, but not being the worst, that's for sure."

Richards helped secure the three points with a fantastic solo effort. He picked up the ball in his own half after a cleared corner and sprinted 50 yards before finishing clinically around a defender. "Maybe earlier in the season, I trip over [something], it hit the post and go out or it go wide or I kick it over in the stands or something," Richards said. "Things are just falling into place now and I just wanted something to give the fans something to come out and watch, the diehard fans."

The Red Bulls' bye week comes at an unfortunate time for the team, as it appears to be building some confidence. "I wouldn't mind playing right through," Richards said. "Momentum is nice."

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
Drogba: "I'm Like a Diesel, I Need Time"    
Didier Drogba admits that he needs time to regain his fitness and confidence after squandering chances ...
Ajax Earns Draw with PSG    
Danish international Lassa Schone scored in the 74th-minute from a free kick to spoil Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ...
Barca Uninspiring in Narrow UCL Opener     
It was an uninspiring debut for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in the UEFA Champions League on ...
Mourinho: Costa's Hamstring Injury a Concern     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho reiterated his concerns over striker Diego Costa's hamstring following the Blues' 1-1 ...
Report: NYCFC Eyes Queens Stadium    
New York City FC is considering building its stadium near the Acqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Capital ...
Ronaldo on Track to Break European Scoring Records    
If he remains injury-free this season, Cristiano Ronaldo should become the all-time leading scorer in both ...
Jardim: Monaco "Superior" in UCL Opener    
Leanardo Jardim hailed AS Monaco's "superior" display in Tuesday's 1-0 win against Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives