2012 MLS Playoffs: D.C. United. Vs. New York Red Bulls, 2nd Leg, 2nd Attempt

Jeff Zelevansky

Let's try this one more time...

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the bus all that cold cold wet day.

I sat there with Olsen. We sat there we two. And I said how I wish we had something to do. Too wet to go out and too cold to play ball. So we sat in RBA, we did nothing at all.

So all we could do was to Sing, Chant, and Sit. And we did not like it. Not one little bit.

Assuming that the sun is shining today, assuming that the temperature is above 60 degrees, assuming that their fans aren’t outnumbered this time around, the New York Red Bulls might just deem the conditions acceptable enough to play a soccer game in their own stadium against D.C. United. Or they might not, who knows.

Game time: 7:30 PM

TV: NBC Sports Network (Love these guys!)

Projected starting lineup: Is it possible that Ben Olsen will make a change to the lineup since yesterday? Yeah, it’s definitely possible. Maybe Daniel Woolard, Chris Korb, or Dwayne De Rosario is fit enough to play on a dry surface, but would have been too risky to play last night in the snow. But for now, let’s assume Olsen won’t make any changes and will go with Lewis Neal at left back, Dejan Jakovic and Brandon McDonald in the middle, and Robbie Russell at right back. The midfield will feature Chris Pontius, Perry Kitchen, Branko Boskovic, Marcelo Saragosa, and Nick DeLeon, with Lionard Pajoy alone up top. Bill Hamid will start in goal.

Prediction: I’m not revising my prediction based on the improved conditions. Despite the Red Bulls being given every possible advantage from MLS, we’ll beat them 1-0 anyway.

What are you drinking? Pumpkin Spice coffee

This is your place for pre-game, in-game, and post-game discussion. Unless it isn’t.

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