This week saw the New York fail to impress yet again but Tottenham got the job done through great debut performances from Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker. Do Henry and the Red Bulls have any hope of making the MLS playoffs at this point? Was the game against Wolves a sign of the offensive output we can expect from Defoe and Adebayor up top?
According to this post on SBnation‘s Once A Metro New York Red Bulls blog, the Red Bulls still mathematically have a chance of making the playoffs. But let’s face it, we’ve been playing “must-win” matches for a month now and haven’t won any of them. It’s coming down to the wire and now the second most expensive team in MLS (Red Bulls are spending $13,367,747 on base salary, which doesn’t include goals appearances bonuses, and is more than double Toronto FC in third) and even if New York win the rest of their remaining seven games, they aren’t guaranteed to secure the final wildcard playoff berth. When are those Cosmos coming?
Tottenham walked into Molineux on Saturday sitting at the very bottom of the Premier League. A neat pass from Scott Parker to Adebayor who had a even neater tough to go round the keeper made the difference. A second team goal from Jermain Defoe before time meant Spurs strolled back to North London with a 2-0 win and a 6 standing jump in the table. “14th place never looked so good.” Here is the best highlights video I could find, even after four days. Enjoy.