Red Bulls defender Markus Holgersson and midfielder Joel Lindpere cracked ProSoccerTalk.com's MLS Team of the Week for Week 11.
This is now the second consecutive week Lindpere has been considered for Steve Davis' Team of the Week, as both he and Dax McCarty shared the honors in Week 10.
Davis writes of Lindpere:
Lindpere and Chara were workhorses in their matches, covering ground, shutting down the opposition danger men, interrupting passing lanes, that kind of stuff. Important stuff, for sure.
Further proof that Lindpere doesn't always have to crack the score sheet to make his presence known on the pitch, although his two goals over the last four matches isn't anything to shy away from either.
This is Holgersson's first week in which he's been included in the weekly honors. Davis writes:
Holgersson continues to gain the steadiness he lacked early, and in Saturday’s win at Montreal – the Red Bull’s fifth in a row – he had the added duty of breaking in newly arrived Heath Pearce as a central partner along New York’s back line.
What do you think about this week's PST Team of the Week?
Since MSG debuted “Under One Roof,” a segment that centers on the house shared by Corey Hertzog, Connor Lade and Jeremy Vuolo, fans have been clamoring with Facebook comments and Tweets for a way to get their hands on the glamour shots featured in the video.
OK, not really. But they have been asking about it, so we figured we’d go to the sources themselves to see how the photo shoot came about.
“We were at an event a couple of weeks ago. It was a street-to-street event where they put on basketball tournaments for underprivileged kids,” said Lade. “And we had an impromptu photo shoot, because we were very curious as to where we could get some nice, cheesy, studly portraits of ourselves. And there happened to be a photographer there who was nice enough to give us a nice 45-minute long photo shoot.”
Under One Roof
That photographer was Aaron Berger, whose work is featured on AaronBergerPhoto.com and, according to Lade, has the ability to make “even ugly guys look good.”
Overall each pla…er, model, had a little hidden agenda behind each photo.
Hertzog was going for the “mysterious look,” while Vuolo admitted he was aiming for a James Bond-like approach. Lade, meanwhile, targeted a professional look for a professional event, but insisted he also wanted to show he’s “here to have a good time.”
Did they pull it off? Well, that’s up to you guys to decide.
Dane Richards, Kenny Cooper and Connor Lade recap Saturday's 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact:
Hans Backe catches up with MSG's Tina Cervasio following the Red Bulls' 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact:
New York's scoring was led by Kenny Cooper, who picked up his 10th of the season on a penalty kick in the 37th minute, and Dane Richards, who roofed his first of the season over a diving Donovan Ricketts in the 68th minute. Rookie goalkeeper Ryan Meara earned his eighth win of the season thanks to a five-save performance, conceding Montreal's lone goal on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute.
The Red Bulls return to action Wednesday night when they host Chivas USA at Red Bull Arena. Get your tickets now as the Red Bulls look to stay perfect at home and improve their win streak to six straight. Visit Red Bulls Ticket Central or call 877.RB.SOCCER.
Watch full highlights from Saturday's win:
A short-handed, 10-man Red Bulls squad broke a 1-1 draw after Dane Richards roofed a loose ball over a diving Donovan Ricketts in the 68th minute of Saturday's match against the Impact. Watch Richards' first of the season here:
Kenny Cooper leveled the score in the 37th minute after the Red Bulls were awarded a penalty kick. Watch as Coop scores his 10th of the season here to put the Red Bulls in a 1-1 tie with the Impact:
Ryan Meara came up with a big stop in the 14th minute on a tricky shot that nearly skipped in thanks to a bounce off the artificial surface at Olympic Stadium. Nothing like a diving, fingertip save to get the nerves going:
There's no denying that Red Bulls 'keeper Ryan Meara has been playing some lights-out soccer these past few weeks. Just last week MLSsoccer.com placed the Fordham University product at the top of their Rookie Rankings. With another shutout against Houston and a fourth-straight win over Philly this past week, it should come as no surprise that once again Meara holds down the No. 1 spot in Week 10 rankings:
"Meara's three-game shutout streak is over, but he won't care one bit. New York won for the fourth straight game on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia, rewarding Meara's handful of brilliant saves with a second-half winner. With each game that passes, it looks like MLS has found its next upwardly mobile goalkeeping prospect."