There Is Using The Red Bulls a Lopsided Rivalry Gas for N.Y.C.F.C.
At strength, that is equivalent and with a man advantage. In the day and at nighttime. On Sunday, it’ll attempt — again — to do the one thing it’s neglected to do in its two-year-old Hudson River competition: win.
It certainly cannot go worse compared to the last gathering, a 7-0 thrashing in May that N.Y.C.F.C. Coach Patrick Vieira and at least one of his stars charitably described as “a calamity.”
Last week You can’t take away what occurred in the last match,” Vieira said. This is our heads. That’s part of what’s happening, and we must confront it.
“But it’s 3 points on the table, and at the same time, it’s still a match, which is why it’s significant for us to focus on how we should perform.” How they are going to need to play is, in a word, better. It is often outscored by 14-2 overall and has led last June just once: for 26 limited minutes in what wound up being a 3-1 loss.
Vieira did his best this week to the project. But the facts of the competition stay bare: A look at the game’s history offers lessons that are enough.