June 16, 2014
MY TWO CENTS
Cosmos loss was a total embarrassment and then some to this Red Bulls fan
Bill Balduino is a long-time Red Bulls fan
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By Bill Balduino
Special to BigAppleSoccer.com
Lost in all the hype and fun of the world cup activity was yet another in a continuing series of embarrassments for the Red Bulls.
The management of this club has done a wonderful job of building a stadium and executing against their marketing plan. There are certainly issues and have certainly been some unsettling moments.
I was one of many banished from midfield with the ticket price increase, parking and the general before game atmosphere outside the facility. But in general, the Red Bull hierarchy have done a respectable job of developing the peripherals for this franchise.
However - the loss to the Cosmos and not just a loss but a total throttling - SERIOUSLY......what a joke!!
Has the TEAM no pride at all? We essentially began the game with a starting team and we get our proverbial butts kicked. These guys need to wake up.
Then there is Theirry Henry Ėcanít play on turf (why the league allows turf stadiums is another issue --a big one), on the field he plays like an apathetic grade school instructor and now can't even stay with his teammates and train - nope ---for him, it is all about "me."
Who in God's name allows this? His salary is a disaster in terms of us bringing in any talent and it is just so tiring to watch this TEAM underperform. It appears to me that the fans have pride in the jersey than the players. Yes, yes I realize that the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup is what it is - but - we fielded a decent amount of starters and were drilled by a lower tier team.
Just so tired of this!!!!
They were lucky this game was lost in the shuffle by the World Cup. Absolutely embarrassing and terrible - the on field product is just not worth the hype the management tries to build.
A tired and totally frustrated Bill Balduino.
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