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My Two Cents

My Two Cents

February 19, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
Ain't nothing like the real thing
Longtime New York soccer fan Will Smith has a solution on how the New York Cosmos and Major League Soccer can work together to help solidify the future of professional soccer in the metropolitan area.


January 27, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
Petke is ready and able, but his long-term success could be determined by his relationship with Henry
Long-time Red Bulls fan Vish Murthy feels that Mike Petke is ready and able to be coach of the MLS team. His long-term success, however, could be determined by his relationship with Thierry Henry.


January 24, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
There are other coaching possibilities for RBNY, including ones with MLS experience and Petke
Long-time Red Bulls fan Sean David Johnson says he has not been put off by the fact the club has not coach. in fact, he is intrigued to see what interim head coach Mike Petke is made of as a coach, among other possibilities


January 22, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
What do you think of the Red Bulls' coaching situation?
So, what do you think about the Red Bulls being the only MLS team without a permanent head coach in wake of the report that Paulo Sousa has turned them down?


January 10, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
What the Sousa apologists don't want you to realize
Red Bulls fan Sean David Johnson has some major concerns if former Paulo Souza was named coach of the Major League Soccer team.


January 8, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls' recent moves do not have a vision
With Joel Lindpere getting traded to the Chicago Fire, Red Bulls fan Nick Abbott fears the Major League Soccer team does not have a vision for the 2013 MLS season.


January 5, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
Sorry to see Lindpere go, but does Red Bulls management have any sort of game plan?
Red Bulls fan Donovan Hall says he is sorry to see Joel Lindpere leave the team. He also wonders if the team has any short of game plan with all the player movement, especially without a coach.


Januiary 4, 2013
MY TWO CENTS
What do you think of the Lindpere deal, no Red Bulls coach or something else in soccer?
Red Bulls, what do you think of Joel Lindpere being dealt to the Chicago Fire? Do you think it's a good thing or a bad thing?


December 19, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The king is dead, but long live the king?
Long-time Red Bulls fan C.B. Whitaker rejoices on the parting of Rafa Marquez. But Whitaker alo is concerned about who will emerge as the real team leader in 2013 -- captain Thierry Henry or the latest designated player signing, Tim Cahill.


December 15, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Marquez was not a good fit for the Red Bulls
Long-time Red Bulls fan Clifford Alejos writes that Rafa Marquez could go from being the best player on the field and to the worst very quickly.


December 14, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Dooley would make a great coaching candidate for the Red Bulls
Red Bulls fan Vish Murthy wonders why no one has mentioned Thomas Dooley as a coaching candidate for the Major League Soccer team.


December 13, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to Rafa being released
Will Smith, who is a long-time Red Bulls fan, wrote an Ode to Rafa Marquez on him being released by the Major League Soccer club on Thursday.


December 13, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
What do you think of Rafa leaving the Red Bulls?
The Red Bulls made many of their fans happy when they announced the parting of ways with Mexican international defender Rafa Marquez on Thursday.


November 30, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
This Red Bulls season ticket holder would welcome a team in Queens
Christopher Dwyer, a Red Bulls season ticket holder who lives in Harrison, N.J., says an MLS expansion team in Queens would only help the Red Bulls.


November 27, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
What do you think of Red Bulls' new hierarchy and NYC2?
There's a lot to talk about these days, to the Red Bulls' new hierarchy and who they might name coach and MLS commisioner Don Garber's desire to have a second team in the metropolitan area in Queens. If you have an opinion on these subjects or other topics, we'd love to know.


November 21, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls' new regime must shake off ghosts of years past
BigAppleSoccer.com writer Matt Levine hopes the Red Bulls' new regime will learn from the past and make some bold decisions going forward.


November 16, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Nicols is the right man for the Red Bulls
Long-time Red Bulls fan Alan Alcalde says he has the perfect man to coach the MLS team -- former New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol. Nicol's background and success would be a perfect fit, Alcalde says.


November 14, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls need to implement the right system
Red Bulls season ticket-holder Pete Falcone feels the team's new hierarchy needs to implement the proper playing system for the side to be successful.


November 12, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Either Rafa goes or I go
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith has had it with Rafa Marquez. He says either Rafa goes, or he will -- as in leaving the team as a fan (he goes back to the 1996 season).


November 9, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Curtain mercifully falls on the Backe era
Long-time Red Bulls fan and season ticket holder Paul Kehoe looks back at the Hans Backe era and he certainly doesn't lament the end of it.


November 9, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to another disastrous post-season
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith has written an ode to another disappointing playoff performance for the metro area's MLS team.


October 23, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Cosmos on the Verge
Will Smith, a long-time Red Bulls fan, gives some advice to the Cosmos' front office as the team prepares for the 2013 North American Soccer League season.


October 13, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bullsí Analyst examines why the Red Bulls struggle to qualify for and compete in the playoffs
For this monthís session, the Red Bullsí Analyst will address the issue of repetition compulsion with regard to the teamís post-season qualifying record.


October 5, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Soler's firing was necessary
Red Bulls fan Ian Davenport explains why he feels that Erik Soler's firing was necessary.


October 5, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Soler's firing: right or wrong?
So, what do you think of Erik Soler being replaced as Red Bulls general manager this late in the season? Do you think it was the right move or a wrong one?


September 18, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bullsí Analyst delves into why the Red Bullsí give up so many early goals
For this monthís session, the Red Bullsí Analyst will address how the fear of failure plays into the teamís knack for giving up early goals.


August 17, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bullsí Analyst uncovers the strange cause of why the Red Bulls lose games away from home
In his latest installment of Red Bull Analyst, Chris Brandon Whitaker examnes the club's inability to have a consistent road record as it tries to capture the Supporters' Shield.


July 17, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bullsí Analyst tackles the strange case of the missing attacking midfielder
Chris Brandon Whitaker writes monthly about The Red Bullsí Analyst: analysis for a team, therapy for the fans. In this column, Whitaker writes about the strange case of the missing attacking midfielder on the Red Bulls.


July 17, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Is This Cosmos Country?
Last weekís announcement that the New York Cosmos would be fielding a team in the North American Soccer League, Americaís second tier of professional soccer, sent the internet into overdrive. Responses to the announcement led to fits of joy, nostalgia, amusement, puzzlement and, from some fans, taunts of ďFake Cosmos.Ē


July 14, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
What do you think of Richards - Le Toux trade?
Hey, Red Bulls fans -- what do you think of Friday's trade that sent Red Bulls midfielder Dane Richards to the Vancouver Whitecaps for striker Sebastien Le Toux?


July 13, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Which DP should the Red Bulls sign? Did the Cosmos make the right move?
As we hit the dog days of summer, there are so many pressing questions to be asked about the Red Bulls.


June 28, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bullsí Analyst considers the issues of entitlement among DPs
For this monthís session, the Red Bullsí Analyst will process the issue of entitlement regarding the teamís highly paid Designated Players.


May 22, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Another session of Red Bullsí Analyst, analysis for a team, therapy for fans
It's time for another session of Red Bulls Analyst as Chris Brandon Whitaker delves into the curious case of central defender Markus Holgersson.


May 18, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
He's willing to give the Red Bulls the shirt off his back -- for wrong reason
Red Bulls fan Joseph Balduino cannot believe the soccer team won't try to trade or transfer defender-midfielder Rafa Marquez and he has thought of a way to show his displeasure to Red Bulls' management.


May 17, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
What do you think of the Agudelo trade?
So, the Red Bulls have sent Juan Agudelo to Chivas USA for Heath Pearce. What do you think of the trade? Was it the right thing for the team? Or was it a bad deal?


May 15, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
An ode to Conde getting arrested
Red Bulls fan Will Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y. has penned an ode to Wilman Conde, who was arrested on Saturday morning.


April 24, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bullsí Analyst offers up some much-needed therapy for Marquez
For this monthís session, the Red Bullsí Analyst will process the issue of anger management with regard to the teamís numero uno bad boy, Rafa Marquez.


April 22, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to playing like garbage in D.C.
Long-time Red BUlls fan Will Smith was as aggravated as anyone else about the team's 4-1 defeat at D.C. United on Sunday. Here is is latest ode to the team.


April 17, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Agreeing with one writer's observations
Bill Balduino, a long-time Red Bulls fan, responded to BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis' column on the team's 2-2 home draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.


April 15, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Rafa has got to go -- now!
At the end of Saturday's game between the Red Bull and San Jose Earthquakes, Red Bulls fan Vish Murthy said that he had to yield ground to my son, on his unwavering opinion of Rafa Marquez. I had to finally agree that Rafa may have been the worst acquisition that the Red Bulls may have ever made.


April 15, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to a washed up Marquez
The Rafa Marquez incident with Shea Salinas at the end of the first half and the disappointing crowd at Red Bull Arena certainly brought out opinions from our readers. This piece is just one of them as long-time Red Bulls supporter Will Smith penned a special ode to Marquez.


April 4, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Celebrating victory from my armchair
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith certainly enjoyed the team's 5-2 home triumph over the Montreal Impact -- from his armchair. He explains why is he staying away from Red Bull Arena more than he is attending games this season.


April 1, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
An Ode to Giorgio Chinaglia
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith penned this "Ode to Giorgio Chinaglia," who passed away on Sunday.


March 30, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bullsí Analyst: Delving into Backe's substitution policy
Red Bulls supporter Chris Brandon Whitaker looks into Hans Backe's substitution (and sometimes lack thereof) policy in this session of Red Bulls Analyst.


March 26, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
An Ode to Joy in Harrison
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith was so elated with the Red Bulls' 4-1 home-opening win over the Colorado Rapids, he composed this an "Ode to a Joy in Harrison (with apologies to Beethoven).


March 19, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Is Sunday a must win for RBNY?
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith admits that it sounds ridiculous that the Red Bulls' home-opener against the Colorado Rapids could be a must-win game. Given the team returns home to Red Bull Arena, 0-2, Smith makes his point.


March 18, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
An Ode to Roy Miller
After Roy Miller was involved in both goals the Red Bulls surrendered in their 2-0 loss at Real Salt Lake on Saturday night, long-time fan Will Smith wrote this Ode To Roy Miller


March 12, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
It's disappointing, but only the 1st game
Red Bulls fan Pete Falcome says: It's only the first game of the season. We still have 34 left. But I was expecting the Red Bulls to come out with a bit more jump in the opening game. Instead, they played their attempted traditional possession style with little success.


March 12, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
An ode to Red Bulls' new season
Will Smith, a long-time Red Bulls fan, authored this ode to the Major League Soccer team in wake of its 2-1 loss at FC Dallas on Sunday.


March 11, 2012
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
About the Red Bulls' loss at FC Dallas
So, you have just seen the Red Bulls lose their season-opener at FC Dallas. What do you think? Are you disappointed, and if so, how disappointed are you?


February 24, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bullsí Analyst: analysis for a team, therapy for fans
Red Bulls fan Chris Brandon has started a monthly piece called Red Bulls Analyst that will look at the soccer team's many problems. His first piece is about the Red Bulls' goalkeeping situation.


February 20, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Taking a 2nd Look at cutting Kassel, Hot
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith says that rom the reaction across internet about the team releasing Tim Kassel and Sacir Hot, you would have thought the team had just released a young Carlos Alberto and Pele.


February 6, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Handicapping the Red Bulls; trialists
Long-time Red Bulls supporter sizes up the trialists in the team's Mexico training camp. Just what are their chances of surviving and making the cut?


February 2, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Kick out racism from soccer
Alan Freedman, the director of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, writes about the need to kick out racism from soccer.


January 16, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Cooper acquired for an unspoken reason
Red Bulls fan has a theory as to why the Major League Soccer team acquired Kenny Cooper from the Portland Timbers, and it wasn't in any of the reasons general manager Erik Soler gave the media.


January 10, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Single table is not the solution
Michael Dempsey, a Philadelphia Union supporter, disagrees with BigAppleSoccer.com editor Michael Lewis that a single table is needed in Major League Soccer. It might work in England where distances between cities and teams are shorter, but not in North America, where there are four time zones.


January 6, 2012
MY TWO CENTS
Henry at Arsenal helps him, Red Bulls
Gavin Gregory, a lifelong Arsenal supporter, talks about the benefits of having Red Bulls captain and striker Thierry Henry play with Arsenal in the English Premier League on loan for two months.


December 29, 2011
GIVE YOUR OPINION
On the Red Bulls, soccer
You can give your opinion about the Red Bulls or anything in soccer -- locally, domestically or internationally -- in My Two Cents.


December 17, 2011
GIVE YOUR OPINION
On the Red Bulls, soccer
Are you satisfied with the direction or lack thereof the Red Bulls are going? Who should stay with the team? Does Rafa Marquez deserve another


December 12, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
North Carolina proves itself as a strong candidate for MLS expansion
Soccer fan Chris Brandon Whitaker makes the case for an MLS expansion team in North Carolina, especially after two Carolina college tussled for the NCAA Division I men's championship on Sunday.


December 3, 2011
GIVE YOUR OPINION
On the Red Bulls, soccer
Are you satisfied with the direction or lack thereof the Red Bulls are going? Who should stay with the team? Does Rafa Marquez deserve another chance or should he be jettisoned?


November 26, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Aligning with FIFA calendar bad for MLS
FIFA president Sepp Blatter once again commented in the media that he hopes Major League Soccer will align their season calendar with FIFA's. MLS plays from March to November, while FIFA plays from September to May. Longtime Red Bulls fan Pete Falcone is against MLS aligning its season with FIFA's and he states his reasons why.


November 15, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
An off-season tweak and overhaul for Bulls
Long-time Red Bulls fan Chris Brandon Whitaker looks toward the 2012 and what the Red Bulls have to do to become competitve for the next MLS season.


November 8, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls must answer so many questions
Peter Falcone says that 2011 is over and the Red Bulls have to concern themselves about 2012. And, there are so many questions to answer for next season.


November 7, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls need changes; start with Soler, Backe, Rafa, Ballouchy
Long-time Red Bulls season ticket holder Paul Kehoe has made a list and he hasn't had to check it twice. So, who does Kehoe want out? Read on.


November 4, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls fall short in so many ways, and Backe and Soler should take the blame
Sean David Johnson is a current and future season-ticket holder with the Red Bulls gives a scathing indictment of the MLS club, claiming that coach Hans Backe and general manager and sporting director Erik Soler should take the blame and be fired.


November 4, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to another post-season failure
The headline says it all about long-time Red Bulls suffering fan Will Smith and his lament on the team's playoff failure yet again.


October 31, 2011
GIVE YOUR OPINION
Red Bulls fans: what do you think of Rafa and the state of the team?
Red Bulls supporters never have been compared with shrinking violets.


October 31, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Don't let the door hit Marquez on his rear end while he leaves
Red Bulls fan Joseph Balduino certainly won't shed any tears when and if Rafa Marquez leaves the Red Bulls. In fact, he has a list of personnel that should leave the team. Read on and find out who they are.


October 23, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
The Red Bulls' muddle in the middle
Veteran Red Bulls and soccer fan Will Smith talks about the team's No. 1 problem -- the muddle in the middle -- at every position.


September 28, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Yes, please get rid of Rafa
Joseph Balduino agrees with fellow Red Bulls fan Chris Brandon Whitaker. He also feels the MLS club should part ways with defender Rafa Marquez.


September 25, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls should jettison Marquez
Long-time Red Bulls supporter Chris Brandon Whitaker of Kingston, N.Y. feels the Red Bulls should get rid of central defender Rafa Marquez, to a Mexican team.


September 23, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
This long-time fan is fed up with the Red Bulls in so many ways
Long-time Red Bulls fan Paul Kehoe, who attended the 3-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night, is fed up with the Red Bulls in so many ways.


September 22, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to an overrated, overpaid team
After the Red Bulls' latest disaster, err, loss, a 3-1 defeat to Real Salt Lake at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night, fan Will Smith wrote a poem he entitled, "Ode to an overrated, overpaid team."


September 14, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
This fan won't renew his season tickets after a 50-percent increase for 2012
Long-time Red Bulls season-ticket holder Joseph Moskal says he won't be renewing his plan for 2012 because the MLS team decided to increase the price of his tickets more than 50 percent for next season.


September 13, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
The inevitably of misery
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith, who is enduring yet another underacheiving and disappointing season with thousands of other fans, writes about the inevitably of misery.


September 11, 2011
VENT ON THE RED BULLS
Who should go, who should stay?
Are you fed up with the underachieving Red Bulls and their season? Well, share your opinions and frustration with the rest of the world, because we certainly want to know what you are feeling.


August 30, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
MLS gets it right with visiting fans; other leagues should follow suit
Red Bulls season-ticket holder Pete Falcone praises MLS for separating visiting fans from the home team supporters at stadiums. He thinks the other American professional sports leagues should take its cue from soccer.


August 22, 2011
THEIR TWO CENTS
2 more fans chime in on Backe and they feel he and Soler should take blame for mistakes
Two more Red Bulls/soccer fans voiced their opinions on whether the Red Bulls should fire coach Hans Backe or keep him. They felt he should go.


August 21, 2011
THEIR TWO CENTS
Red Bulls fans want Backe gone now
If fans had their way, Red Bulls coach Hans Backe would be out the door today and in some instances, general manager and sporting director Erik Soler would be close behind. On Saturday, BigAppleSoccer.com asked soccer fans via a story on the website and on twitter on whether Backe should be fired or should in stay.



August 20, 2011
SHOULD BACKE STAY OR GO?
Give you opinion here!
Red Bulls supporters and soccer fans all around: You can have your say. Should the Red Bulls fire Hans Backe or should he continue, even though the team is mired in a deep slump and has woefully underachieved this MLS season. You can give you opinion here.


August 15, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Backe is happy to have a tie with Chicago? I'd be happy if he was fired
Bill Baudino, a long-time Red Bulls fan, has had it with the current administration. He felt that coach Hans Backe is lost and not doing the right moves and that general manager and sporting director Erik Soler is not far behind.


August 10, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Like U.S. team, Red Bulls have problems making adjustments
Soccer fan Pete Falcone says there are similarities to the U.S. National Team under Bob Bradley and the Red Bulls under Hans Backe. Both try to play a possession game and do not make adjustments very well.


August 6, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
A humiliating week for New York soccer
Long-time New York soccer fan Will Smith said that the seven-day period that began Sunday July 31 and ended Saturday, Aug. 6 may rank as one of the most humiliating weeks in the history of New York soccer.


August 2, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
She plays for the joy of it
Caroline Kostecky of Fair Haven, N.J. espouses about the joys of playing pick-up soccer.


August 2, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Can the Red Bulls make the playoffs?
So, what do you think of the Red Bulls winning the Emirates Cup? Is it a red herring or is it something the club can use to rebound from a rather poor and disappointing MLS season?


July 22, 2011
THEIR TWO CENTS
Fans frustrated at Red Bulls, Backe
Fan frustration about the Red Bulls' recent performances, most notably about Wednesday night's 4-1 trouncing at the Colorado Rapids, has boiled over. This being Friendly Friday on the internet, BigAppleSoccer.com decided to post the best and most interesting comments about the game from twitter.


July 22, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls problems? It's not about the players, it's about Hans Backe
Red Bulls fan Sean David Johnson says the Red Bulls problems isn't about the players anymore. It's about coach Hans Backe.


July 21, 2011
MORE MY TWO CENTS
It goes beyond the players
Red Bulls fan Bill Baudino felt the team's problems go beyond what is happening on the field.


July 21, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Unintentional hilarity
Red Bulls fan Will Smith gets a lot of unintentional laughs from the Red Bulls 4-1 trouncing by the Colorado Rapids, more than he had planned for.


July 17, 2001
MY TWO CENTS
Women should be treated the same as men in professional sports
What a game! It's a great day for Japan and their team. And the best team won. I sat through the game, maybe one of the best games I've ever watched, rooting for the USA. I was hoping that the women could do what the men have failed to do. But that's not how it ended. We choked. No other way to put it. Japan played like they had nothing to lose.


July 13, 2011
HAVE YOUR SAY
Is it time for Bouna or Sutton to go?
Now that the Red Bulls have added German goalkeeper Frank Rost as their third designated player, which player should the MLS trade or release -- Bouna Coundoul or Greg Sutton> Red Bulls. Or should they keep all three keepers?


July 4, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Give your opinion about Red Bulls, soccer
So, what do you think about the Red Bulls goalkeeper situation? Should they pursue another keeper such as Marcus Hahnemann since Bouna Coundoul and Greg Sutton continue to struggle? Or should they do nothing?


June 27, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Breaking down the DeRo for Dax deal
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith has some thoughts on the Dwayne De Rosario for Dax McCarty deal.


June 26, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Erik Soler had every right to rip refs
Red Bulls fan Chris Brandon felt the MLS discliplinary committee should not have fined the Red Bulls over Erik Soler's comments and that the general manager and sporting director had every right to criticize game officials.


June 26, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls are right to use reserves in Cup
Daniel Feuerstein says the Red Bulls have every right to use reserve players in their U.S. Open Cup match against F.C. New York on Tuesday night because of their recent, grueling schedule.


June 26, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
It's time to address the Red Bulls' goalkeeping situation
Red Bulls fan Alan Alcade felt it was time for the Red Bulls to bring in a better goalkeeper than the ones they have in Bouna Coundoul and Greg Sutton.


June 24, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to Bouna Coundoul
Will Smith makes his case in a unique way to Red Bulls coach Hans Backe to return Bouna Coundoul to the net in favor of Greg Sutton.


June 24, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Backe must switch Open Cup priorities; better planning needed for sibling's weddings
Sal Leanti, a former professional soccer player and soccer fan, chimes in on Red Bulls coach Hans Backe's priorities for the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup and that there should have been better wedding planning by the sisters of Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan.


June 22, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Ballouchy and Keel underachieve
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith from Brooklyn, N.Y. agonized watching Mehdi Ballouchy and Steven Keel in Sunday's 3-3 tie with the Portland Timbers.


June 6, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Scouting the Red Bulls
Red Bulls fan Peter Falcone has watched his favorite soccer team enough and felt has put together a scouting report about the MLS team. He also offers some solutions to their problems.


June 1, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Where are Osorioís boys when we need them?
Red Bulls fan Chris Brandon Whitaker of Kingston, N.Y. looks at what happened to the players who performed under former Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio. Only three players remain from Osorio's regime -- Bouna Coundoul, Carlos Mendes and Dane Richards.


May 29, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls shooting themselves in the foot by not shooting more
The Red Bulls stopped shooting the ball in May and their record paid for it. Going winless in the month is our concern because the month of June is going to be crucial in maintaining a top position in the league while five of our starters are away on international duty and Thierry Henry is dealing with another lingering injury that could limit his playing time.


May 17, 2011
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?
Give your opinion about Red Bulls, soccer
Are you concered about the Red Bulls' defense in wake of its shoddy performance on free kicks in the 3-2 home loss to Chivas USA on Sunday? Of perhaps you have an opinion about another part of soccer. You can give it here.



May 11, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
A forward-looking approach to division two soccer in the U.S.
With the recent news that USL PROís three teams located in Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico United, River Plate Puerto Rico and Sevilla FC Puerto Rico) have folded and will not be completing this season, fan Will Smith feel it is time to take a serious look at what constitutes lower division soccer in the United States and how it can be improved.


May 5, 2011
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Give your opinion about Red Bulls, soccer
Now that the Red Bulls have won their last three games and have given up only two goals this season what did you think of the team's performance this season?


April 24, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Backe builds a team, not a bunch of players
red Bulls fan Vish Murthy of Princeton, N.J. has been impressed with the way coach Hans Backe has built the Red Bulls. But he certainly sees plenty of room for improvement on several levels.


April 22, 2011
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?
Give your opinion of Henry, Red Bulls
Now that the Red Bulls have outscored their opposition, 7-0, in their past two games and have given up only one goal this season what did you think of the team's performance this season?


April 15, 2011
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?
Give your opinion of Henry, Red Bulls
So, what did you think of Thierry Henry's Achilles injury?


April 12, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
He's trying to remain optimistic about Henry
Red Bulls fan Pete Falcone says he is trying to stay optimistic about Thierry Henry, saying the Red Bulls' season is young and there are many more games to go.


April 11, 2011
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Give your opinion of Henry, Red Bulls
So, what did you think of the Red Bulls' performance in their 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday?


April 9, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
With Henry, there is a New York precedent
Red Bulls fan Will Smith says there is a precedent with another athlete in New York with what Thierry Henry is doing or not doing with the Red Bulls.


April 8, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Red Bulls must expand their marketing
Red Bulls season ticket hold Peter Falcone feels that this is the right time for the Red Bulls to market the team big time.


April 7, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Fans should find ways to support the Red Bulls, and not complain
Will Smith's piece about the traffic in and around Red Bull Arena and his tips on how fans can enjoy the games more, certainly struck a chord in other supporters. Long-time Red Bulls fan Marc Bernarducci responded to Smith's column.


April 6, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Two responses to Will Smith's piece
Will Smith's piece about the good, bad and ugly of Red Bull Arena got the attention of two Red Bulls fans, who responded to his My Two Cents article. Here are replies from Red Bull fans Geoff Korb and Rui DosSantos.



April 5, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Surviving Red Bull Arena
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith gives some pointers on how to enjoy and survive your experience -- coming and going from and watching games -- from Red Bull Arena.



April 3, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
DeRo trade makes sense for both teams
Red Bulls fan Paul Kehoe says the Dwayne De Rosario trade makes sense for both the Red Bulls and Toronto FC and could be an insurance policy on the health of Thierry Henry.


April 2, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
This long-time fan loves the DeRo trade
Long-time Red Bulls fan Will Smith loves the Dwayne De Rosario trade.Holy cow! DeRo is one of the best players in MLS. Period. I love the idea of him sending passes in to Thierry Henry and Juan Agudelo," he writes.


April 2, 2011
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Give your opinion of the DeRo trade
So, what did you think of the Red Bulls securing Dwayne De Rosario in a trade? Is he the missing link for the MLS Cup? What do you think of the trade of Tony Tchani to Toronto FC?


April 1, 2011
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Give your opinion in My Two Cents
So, what did you think of the Red Bulls managing a scoreless draw in Columbus without half their starting lineup last week? Who do you think should be their starting goalkeeper -- Greg Sutton or Bouna Coundoul?


March 23, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Some thoughts about Red Bulls crowds
Red Bulls fan Paul Kehoe responds to Charlie Cuttone's column about attendance at the team's season-opener on Saturday and shares some thoughts on how the team played against the Seattle Sounders FC.


March 20, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Some thoughts on the season opener
Tom Tani, who attended the Red Bulls' season-opener with his son on Saturday night, had eight points he would like to share with BigAppleSoccer.com readers about the 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders FC.


March 12, 2011
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Give your opinion in My Two Cents
What do you think of the Red Bulls' chances this year? Do you think they have too many foreign players and not enough Americans? Who do you think will be the team's breakout player this season?


March 1, 2011
MY TWO CENTS
Another solution to playoff mess
Soccer fan Fred Lahser has another solution to the playoff controversy -- give the conference titles to the regular-season winners.


March 1, 2011
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
About Bulls' firing of Williams, McAleenan
So, what do you think about the Red Bulls firing long-time assistant coach Richie Williams and Des McAleenan? Do you think it was justified and do think the team owes its fans a better explanation?


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