The New York Red Bulls are my local soccer team. There are probably some whiter teams in Major League Soccer, but I want to create this thread to support my home squad, which plays with a very enjoyable, white style. I've attended seven or eight home games this year and have season tickets for the first time going into next year's campaign. For complete soccer newcomers: the "Red Bulls" were previously nicknamed the "New York MetroStars" until the franchise was bought up by the energy drink conglomerate about four years ago. They have only ever been based out of New Jersey, playing in a mostly-empty football stadium until the new "soccer-specific" arena was erected next to minority-friendly Newark, surely under a bevy of tax breaks and union handshakes. The stadium is gorgeous. It was built on a seemingly random plot of empty land, a full ten minutes removed from any existing commerce in NJ's biggest city. My father and I like to eat at one particular Portuguese restaurant, where you are reimbursed the fee with your bill for parking in their enclosed lot. (Curiously, none of the waiters or chefs at this Portuguese restaurant bear any semblance to Nani or Anderson) We walk about fifteen minutes to and from the gate, then slide seamlessly onto the highway home. I've also taken the subway to the stadium and have nothing but positive remarks: it's fast and easy to get back into NYC. Major League Soccer has a very curious and unique business model. It's truly an economic experiment in multicultural America. The "hard" team salary cap is about $2.9 million per 21 players, but there are asterisks. First of all, a team can overpay a "designated player" any amount of money and bill it at only $350k against the cap. NYRB have amassed three of these guys, and they pay them almost twelve million dollars per year to exceed American soccer mediocrity. On the other hand, Sporting Kansas City has the best playing record and starts a few "Americans" with big "upside". CF readers should root against them. Onto the Red Bull roster: lots of valiant whites, Henry, and what else? Thierry Henry looks like a mulatto. Ok, he does not look like a mulatto at all. I can't help but enjoy the way he plays: very selfish and yet still delivering on-target shots and goals. He gets bitchy and fussy which has earned him a bundle of yellow cards - I'd call that typical race behavior. I'll post more tomorrow about my Metros... they do have plenty of CF redeeming qualities!!