Match Day Reading Links

We have some links for you in getting ready for today’s huge MLS Cup Playoffs match against D.C. United: - Matt Stanmyre (@MattStanmyre) of the Star-Ledger with an in-depth story on Thierry Henry and leaving a legacy. - Jack Bell (@JackBell) previews the game for the New York Times. - Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) writes on the importance of Rafa Marquez. - Graham Parker (@KidWeil) of the Wall Street Journal also previews the series. - Ives Galarcep (@soccerbyives) gives the edge to the Red Bulls in his story on SBI. - (@MLS_Insider) covered both teams’ training sessions Friday in this video. - Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) of the Washington Post says D.C. United is not fazed by New York’s experience. - Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) takes a look at the series for The Sporting News. - Franco Panizo (@FrancoPanizo) was on Hans Backe’s conference call and reported on the status of the team heading into tonight’s match. - Michael Lewis (@BigAppleSoccer) has several stories on the match-up on Arlo White (@arlowhite), Kyle Martino (@KyleMartino) and Russ Thaler (@RussThaler) will be calling the match starting at 8:00 PM on NBC Sports network tonight.