Ten Years After

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by KareemSoda, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. KareemSoda

    KareemSoda Member

    Jan 23, 2003
    Not in NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This post has nothing to do with the former heavy metal band, which most of you are probably too young to remember anyway. I just thought now would be a good time (since this is the 10th Anniversary of the MLS), to ask what is your favorite or most vivid Metro memories?

    Mine:
    Nicola Caricola's own goal with :02 seconds left handing the Metro their first loss in the inaugural match.

    The ESC being escorted from their old home in section 135 to their new home in 101.

    Hearing before a game that the Metro had signed Rob Johnson!

    Rob Johnson's 50 yard chip of the New England keeper.

    Alexi Lalas scoring on a header to hand the Metro a victory, and his waving off the fans in disgust.
     
  2. MetroSexual

    MetroSexual New Member

    May 23, 2005
    PA
    Paul "the Graf-in-ator" Grafer leading the Metros to their only playoff series victory up to that point

    Nick S being fired

    Amado signs with the Metrostars

    Clint Mathis goes on a blazing run through the Dallas Burn's entire team to score a goal

    Jaime Moreno scores his only Metro goal against who ? - DC United
     
  3. MLS SupaStr3

    MLS SupaStr3 New Member

    Jul 2, 2003
    NJ
    my favorite was the woly goal off of the 50 yard chip from amado. another favorite has to be eddie gaven coming on as a keeper and beating DC 3-2.
     
  4. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Alvin Lee: Goin' Home, Help Me, I'd Like To Save The World....

    Fastest guitar in the West. East, too.

    The Big Comeback against Tampa in '96. About 35k in the stands on a Thursday night. Wow.
     
  5. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    My favourite part of the Woodstock movie.
     
  6. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1. Bob Bradley's greatest coaching move ever - Gaven for Keeper.

    2. Watching the football lines come out every August

    3. The season opener this year..in a monsoon
     
  7. Mathis is a God

    Mathis is a God New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    NJ
    In no particular order...

    1. The Gaven goalie moment, also known as moment #19 on mlsnet.com's top 25 moments. A very underrated moment was the amazing save Howard made on the corner kick directly before the goal. They didnt have time to go back and show it because Gaven scored so quickly so his amazing save went practicially unnoticed. The goal wouldnt have happened if he didnt save that ball, and what a save it was.

    2. The comeback on DC, down 2-0 with 11 minutes to go, Faria scores his first career goal and Mathis and Villegas score the others to complete a 3-2 comeback victory at home.

    3. Woly's game winner against Columbus, should go down as the best goal in the history of the league.

    4. Valencia scoring late in injury time against Dallas off the goalies punt (i forgot who was in goal) to win a playoff game.

    5. Pretty much anytime Rodrigo Faria took the field, such a fun guy to watch and really got the crowd involved. Too bad he had to leave so early.
     
  8. carpediem175

    carpediem175 New Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Pompton Plains , NJ
    Marcelo Balboa plays a flawless 5 min. for the team. Best Metro ever. LOL
     
  9. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    I'll mention things already not brought up:


    1) Seeing Mathis report to the 4th official as a late game sub a few years ago, only to go back to the bench moments later not realizing why and then coming home and reading on BigSoccer that Mathis wasn't allowed in since the coaching staff forgot to include him on their roster. :D

    2) Referee Abbey Okulaja getting knocked out after getting cracked in the face by Tenwya Bonseu's clearance........on Referee Appreciation Night nonetheless.

    3) Bottles flying in the Metros 5-0 loss against the Galaxy.
     
  10. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Most of mine are posted above, so I'm posting some different ones:

    1.) Lothar teaches Ben Olsen that a soccer ball is round during a home opener win (2000).

    2.) Ammann returns after a lung injury in a 2-0 home victory over the Fire in the playoffs (2000).

    3.) Cletus scores five goals against the Burn (2000).

    EDIT:

    4.) Petke's "Revenge is Coming" t-shirt (2000.)

    5.) Clint's "I Love NY" shirt (2000).
     
  11. Real Ray

    Real Ray Member

    May 1, 2000
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  12. Real Ray

    Real Ray Member

    May 1, 2000
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. Real Ray

    Real Ray Member

    May 1, 2000
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tim Howard's PK Save vs Fire

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  14. Metrosuccess

    Metrosuccess Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One not mentioned so far is the night the Metros played against new England at Rutger's Yurchak Field in an open cup game game and Joey "the hack" pummeling poor Clint Mathis while he was on the ground. Clint was just holding his gorund and accidently elbowed Joey who then proceeded to pound away at Clint while clint was on the ground. Not a nice memory but one that sticks out as well as when the replaced Ramose the 2nd or 3 rd season late in a game and he simply threw his armband down and walked off the field PO'd at the world and into the lockerroom.
     
  15. b00zeNYC

    b00zeNYC Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Alphabet City
    Amado taking a dive and rolling in agony as if he'd been shot, right after being missed by a towel whip...

    Anyone have video of this or know where I can d/l from by any chance?
     
  16. MLS SupaStr3

    MLS SupaStr3 New Member

    Jul 2, 2003
    NJ
    its on mlsnet sights and sounds as one of the top moments. you just have to scroll through the list to see which one
     
  17. Mathis is a God

    Mathis is a God New Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    NJ
    I wrote it right next to that. It is moment #19 on mlsnet.com.
     
  18. halfnelson31

    halfnelson31 New Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    NOVA
    1.) Lothar teaches Ben Olsen that a soccer ball is round during a home opener win (2000).

    can some elobrate on this? I wasnt a soccer fan back then.
     
  19. MLS SupaStr3

    MLS SupaStr3 New Member

    Jul 2, 2003
    NJ
    try this:

    http://www.metrofanatic.com/mf/video/lm1.avi
     
  20. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And the point of that clip was...? Big deal. People get tripped up all the time.
     
  21. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    Ya see...we only had the chance of celebrating seven victories the season before. After losing the season opener to the Miami Fusion 3-1, they won the home opener 3-2 agaisnt United. To some fans like myself, that game was a really big deal, as was that moment. Why? Well, Lothar was signed to teach the MLS guys how the game is played, and he did so by telling young Benny that a football is round, not pointy. :)

    Man, I was just lookin at some old pics from OZ Era at MF.com. Man, those were the days. His worst line-up (yes, the one with the two Klingers), almost saw the team win on the road against Chicago.

    More moments:

    * Sasa Curcic's debut on July 24, 1999 against Miami. Even from the stands, we had a nice view of that thing he called a goatee. Too bad Astroturf got the best of him and his contract wasn't ever really explained.

    * 3-2 loss to Chicago in the third game of the E.C. finals. Boy, were we close! Imagine if Valencia was awarded a couple of those well deserved PKs? Or Mathis converted that one sitter? Or if Ramos was 100%?
     
  22. DJNaco

    DJNaco New Member

    Jun 23, 1999
    North Florida
    For me, the choice is pretty clear... I think I was the only Metro fan in attendance at the Cotton Bowl on August 26, 2000.

    Nick S. spotted me sitting in the front row opposite the Metro bench before the game ... he said "we're gonna win our first trophy tonight." He was right - if you consider the Conference Championship a "trophy", and that was back when there were 3 Conferences. :)

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    But I bet even Nick had no idea what we were about to witness... the single greatest individual offensive performance in the 10 year history of the league. And an insane back and forth battle that had the Metros up by 3 at the 40th minute and down by 1 at the 64th.

    MetroStars 6 (Mathis 3, 26, 40, 68, 83 pk, Valencia 88)
    Dallas 4 (Graziani 26, Rodriguez 46+, Pareja 54, Martinez 64)


    As a reward for my incessant and conspicuous Metro cheering, I received some colorful verbal assaults, both Spanish and English, and got hit in the head with one of those plastic beer bottles at the end of the match. It didn't hurt, though my glasses were busted up pretty bad. Still, it couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
     
  23. CbR

    CbR Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    Bergen County NJ
    Its sick that u were there to see that game and btw....damn ACL's to HELL!!!!!!!!
     
  24. CbR

    CbR Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    Bergen County NJ
    tony meola playing foward vs. columbus (univision game)

    1996 shoot out win vs TB (down 3-0)

    Reading the news that mathis tore his ACL and was out for the year

    Seeing metro play on turf for the first time

    peter vermes limping to the shoot out spot
     
  25. carpediem175

    carpediem175 New Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Pompton Plains , NJ
    In the run of play. Ariel Graziani takes a dive (something new for him) there is no call and the Metros counter. As our defense is pushing up, Graziani is still lying on the field on his stomach, This is when Mike Petke, instead of running by him runs over him stepping square on his back!!!! No officials saw it. I couldn't believe what I saw. He got away with murder. Was anyone else lucky enough to see that.
     

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