|photo by Matt Kremkau
New York Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber has had success at Red Bull Arena, winning their last four games at home but now hope to carry that momentum on the road against the New England Revolution. Thus far New York has been unable to win away from Harrison, N.J. with three straight losses to start the year.
"My team shows me very, very good moments," said Struber about the team's overall performance on the road. "The problem was more that we were not constantly good over 90 minutes."
The team's last game on the road was against New England where they scored first but were unable to hold the lead, eventually losing 3-1 and having defender Andres Reyes sent off. Despite the overall result, Struber and the team feel confident that they can extend their momentary strong form for longer portions of the game.
"Right now we are one step further in our process and I hope that we can also realize forward in the next game's good performance," said Struber."
It won't be easy as the Revs are atop the Eastern Conference following a 2-1 win over NYCFC this past weekend. New England head coach Bruce Arena has guided the once floundering side into one of the more competitive teams in the league and a potential MLS Cup Final favorite. Struber and company are hoping to put an end to that and add their own name to the list of teams expected to progress far into the playoffs this year.
"I think my team is ready to pick up points away. We have to reproduce this performance also away and I think this is the big challenge and the big motivation for everyone."