With only three games remaining before the playoffs, the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union played a back-and-forth game with a playoff-like atmosphere. Although it was marred by a scary head injury to a promising young Philadelphia player, Josh Yaro, the rest of the game was edge-of-your seat stuff.With the only Shep Messing getting ready for two top-4 East teams in 5 mins on @MSGNetworks! @NewYorkRedBulls @PhilaUnion #NYvPHI pic.twitter.com/vhEFYaRJes— Jonathan Yardley (@jtyardley) October 1, 2016
Unfortunately, in my case, it was also Jon-on-the-verge-of-losing-his-voice stuff. All the big plays and the goals, coupled with the energy of the crowd, had me doing a lot of yelling. Hopefully it sounded good, but I was definitely a little hoarse by the postgame show. Hoping for a quick turnaround for Sunday's ESPNU broadcast in West Virginia.
At any rate, here are the highlights from an intense night:
And here's how Shep and I broke it down on the MSG postgame show: