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#1 DJ Eco

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

I know there's a somewhat related thread about the Red Bulls here but last night was a huge deal and I think it deserves its own congratulatory thread; I know a lot of Devils fans who also follow RBNY so I figured I'd post it. It was a very special night for me and tons of people in the area who've been waiting almost two decades for a moment like this.

 

I'll never forget going to the first meet-and-greet back in 1996 to meet the NY/NJ Metrostars at Giants Stadium, including players like Tony Meola and Tab Ramos, who were already heroes to me and thousands in the local area after the 1994 World Cup. After years of going to games, and the attendance at Giants Stadium dwindling, along with our performance, I never ever thought we'd see a moment like we witnessed last night.

 

The character of a team, under the gun to win this must-win game, to be down 1-0 in the first period and finish the game 5-2, it was really something remarkable.

 

Now the real test begins. Even if some of you guys aren't big soccer fans, I suggest you pick up some tickets to the playoff games as they contend for the MLS Cup. The atmosphere really can't be beat, and if you haven't been to Red Bull Arena yet, you really need to check it out. I've never seen an MLS team with this much chemistry and passion; we've had more stacked rosters before but none that ever came close to clicking with each other like this year's, I feel something special in the air and this might be our year to win the Cup. Hope you guys will considering checking it out firsthand :)

 

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

Just to add, Mike Petke is the kind of success story I wish John Maclean could've had with the Devils. Never saw it playing out this way, but he pulled it off. His passion for this team is unmatched.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

WTF is a "Supporter's Shield"?!?!?


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:20 PM

WTF is a "Supporter's Shield"?!?!?


It's basically MLS version of the NHL's Presidents trophy. However I believe with a supporters shield win you get an automatic entry into the CONCACAF champions league.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:24 PM

Who cares? 

 

First off soccer is pathetic with the lack of contact, diving and crying. Second these clowns are cutting commercials claiming to play in NY when they play and live in NJ.

 

Soccer can take its stupid scarves and sing song garbage and get lost


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Who cares? 

 

First off soccer is pathetic with the lack of contact, diving and crying. Second these clowns are cutting commercials claiming to play in NY when they play and live in NJ.

 

Soccer can take its stupid scarves and sing song garbage and get lost

 

Pretty much my sentiments...well said


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

WTF is CONCACAF


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Who cares?

First off soccer is pathetic with the lack of contact, diving and crying. Second these clowns are cutting commercials claiming to play in NY when they play and live in NJ.

Soccer can take its stupid scarves and sing song garbage and get lost


Soccer is my second favorite sport after hockey. However you are right that it is full of cryers and divers and that is what has been preventing me from jumping into it with both feet like I have with hockey.

Commercial doesnt bother me. If someone on the Jets said the same thing I doubt you would have an issue.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

premier league & la liga  :beerbang:

 

mls  :puke:


WTF is CONCACAF

 

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

premier league & la liga :beerbang:

mls :puke:

You clearly dont understand what makes soccer such a special thing around the world. I feel sorry for you.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

I was Prem and La Liga til this year, but I got into the Red Bulls big time. They're fun to watch, the tix are cheap, and this team is special. The players at this point aren't that far behind Europe in terms of ability, and this group of guys is great.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

Ok, how much would it run me for two upper level tickets around the 50 yard line (or center line or whatever they call it)? 100 bucks? What's the hit for parking? My 12 year old has jersies from Messi, Ibrahimovic, Neymar, and half a dozen others. He'd love to see a game in person and I would love to surprise him :)


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

Who cares? 

 

First off soccer is pathetic with the lack of contact, diving and crying. Second these clowns are cutting commercials claiming to play in NY when they play and live in NJ.

 

Soccer can take its stupid scarves and sing song garbage and get lost

 

Says a dude with a Mets and Jets logo in his signature? That's kind of hypocritical considering the Jets do the EXACT same thing as the Red Bull with playing in NJ and calling themselves NY, and baseball is the softest sport with much less contact than soccer.

 

And for the record, I refuse to support the Red Bull because of NY in their name, but I also refuse to sport the Giants, Jets, or any local baseball team because of the same reason. I guess that what happens when you put Hockey and the Devils above all else. Never understood how some of you guys can root for teams amongst the overlapping Rangers or Flyers fan bases but that's your prerogative. 

 

I am also disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm for the German Bundesliga in this thread, which in my opinion is the most exciting, balanced league with (arguably) the two best teams in the world - Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Watching those teams play is just pure brilliance.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

What would you guys do if the new owners of the Devils changed the name of the team to the  NY Devils or the NY 5 Hour Energy ???


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

It fascinates me when hockey fans crap on soccer. I’m sure you've never heard the same sentiment towards the NHL
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

It fascinates me when hockey fans crap on soccer. I’m sure you've never heard the same sentiment towards the NHL

 

Hockey fans crap on a ton of sports just like fans of any other sport. Don't get why any sports fans rip other sports. You like some, you don't like others, buy why sh!t on any?

 

But that's expected in this thread when anyone posts a soccer post in a hockey forum. For the OP, there is a sports forum to talk about the Red Bulls.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:50 PM

Says a dude with a Mets and Jets logo in his signature? That's kind of hypocritical considering the Jets do the EXACT same thing as the Red Bull with playing in NJ and calling themselves NY, and baseball is the softest sport with much less contact than soccer.

 

And for the record, I refuse to support the Red Bull because of NY in their name, but I also refuse to sport the Giants, Jets, or any local baseball team because of the same reason. I guess that what happens when you put Hockey and the Devils above all else. Never understood how some of you guys can root for teams amongst the overlapping Rangers or Flyers fan bases but that's your prerogative. 

 

I am also disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm for the German Bundesliga in this thread, which in my opinion is the most exciting, balanced league with (arguably) the two best teams in the world - Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Watching those teams play is just pure brilliance

 

 

Think this debate is going to end? Wait until the Super Bowl and NY this and NY that. Count how many times you'll actually hear East Rutherford, NJ or anything about the state. You'll think Met Life Stadium is in Manhattan.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:17 PM

Bring it to Metrofanatic.
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

I've actually grown to enjoy soccer..saw a game in Barcelona last year and it was something special.

 

That being said, way too many divers.  But how anyone can dismiss soccer as a 'soft' sport while simultaneously supporting baseball is hilariously ironic.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:42 PM

Not a RBNY fan but I watched most of the games this year. Really exciting year and beyond overdue for their supporters. It was great to see Mike Petke raise the shield and speak to the crowd. Congrats to RBNY and their fans! If any fans in MLS deserve this, it's them.

 

Crazy that the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League will include the Red Bulls and DC United (who were horrendous this year). Be interesting to see what other 2 American MLS clubs make it. Really looking forward to the MLS playoffs.

 

premier league & la liga  :beerbang:

 

mls  :puke:


 

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