1. RBNY Escapes With First Win Of MLS Season In Unimpressive Circumstances

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    Last night, the New York Red Bulls sought out their first win of the season. They got it in a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia Union on a cold night in a thinly attended match.

    As my son and I drove home from the game, he said something that is only half true. “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.”

    There is a quote that is drawn from Eduardo Galeano’s excellent book Soccer in Shadow and Sun that is used so often that you might think it is the only good line in the book. It…

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