Red Bulls vs. D.C. United: Match Night Commentary

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The New York Red Bulls will put their unbeaten home record on the line tonight as they take on arch-rival D.C. United at Red Bull Arena in a match that could see them catch D.C. for first place in the East.

D.C. United is leading the Eastern Conference on the strength of a four-match winning streak, but their 1-0 victory against Philadelphia showed a team that may have had some rust coming off the long MLS break.

The Red Bulls have hit a slump of their own, going three straight matches without a victory, but the return of Thierry Henry today should provide a huge boost for an offense that has struggled in recent weeks.

SBI will be providing live commentary on today's match so please feel free to follow along here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Tonight's commentary is after the jump):

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26 Responses to Red Bulls vs. D.C. United: Match Night Commentary

  1. chris says:

    I cant stand Arlo White

  2. MemRook says:

    This game is GREAT. Thank you for this entertaining game to watch today.

  3. b says:

    Who are you thanking, Don Garber?

  4. charlie15 says:

    Great second goal by Barklage. what is Ben Olsen unhappy about?

  5. Sippin on bubbs says:

    Brandon ‘Kung-Fu’ Barklage!

  6. don says:

    What? After so many painful years of listening to Harkes, Twellman, Balboa, etc., he is my favorite and IMHO only second to Ian Darke.

  7. Scott A says:

    Maybe those condemned building-dwellers from the District will actually get the ball in the NY half apart from the first 30 seconds in the 2nd half.

  8. Tony in Quakeland says:

    I’m with you Don. I think we should have more US announcers on MLS broadcasts, but that tales nothing away from Arlo. He and Martino are a great combination

  9. ManicMessiah says:

    Just stunning play from the Red Bulls in the first half. Marquez or Pearce at fault (Marquez probably) for the first goal, but it just shows how having two centerbacks willing to pass the ball out instead of lumping it helps a team keep possession.

    Brilliant sequences of one touch passes in the first half, really smart switching of play too. I’d find it really hard to criticize much about the first half.

    And two brilliant goals from Barklage, goals that you’d expect from Henry.

  10. GSScasual says:

    if US announcer would learn to shut up and only commentate, then we would have more… but no, they go on and on and try break down EVERYTHING… they also havent a vocabulary to save their lives…

  11. don says:

    Yeah Martino has also been quality, but I think he is the only American announcer thus far that can articulate the intricacies of the game. This makes sense bc none of us grew up with coaches who were teaching details or announcers who could actually analyze the game. We have a long ways to go in this regard.

  12. theraccoun says:

    this is absolutely beautiful play from NYRB. Not even an NYRB fan, but this is a great game

  13. don says:

    I haven’t watched all this… is RBA full?

  14. don says:

    aka is the Bull actually covered up??

  15. peter says:

    This camera angle/work is terrible.

  16. don says:

    Ives just said 85-90 percent full.

  17. YO says:

    How horrible is Hamid? Hope we never see him on the USMNT again.

  18. charlie15 says:

    Terrific move for the Red Bull 3rd goal, from Marquez taking the ball out of his half, to Ballouchy pass, Lindpere cross and Soli’s finish. Impressive stuff.

  19. devin says:


  20. peter says:

    It’s like NBC hired a local access crew to work tonight.

  21. peter says:

    Great game, too bad the crew from cloverfield is filming the game

  22. bcoug says:

    This makes no sense – Arlo is fantastic.

  23. VADCUfan says:

    You clearly did not pay attention to some of the excellent saves he made in that game. The backline did not help him much at all on the goals, and he was pressured heavily in the first half.

  24. Conrad says:

    I didn’t see the game, and I didn’t see “Cloverfield,” but that’s hilarious.

  25. YO says:

    Is the USMNT in the Olympics? No! Did DC win Tonite? No! = He is horrible!