Skip to main content

Marsch on Leipzig: "The Team is Simply Incredible"

RB Leipzig introduced Jesse Marsch at his first team press conference yesterday with the former New York Red Bulls and FC Salzburg coach delivering pleasantries about his current team. Marsch is stepping into a club that is expected to rival Bayern Munich and compete for the top prize in German football.

"The team is simply incredible," said Marsch. "I watched RB Leipzig games for the last two years as a fan. I will definitely try to understand what has grown in importance for this group during that time, both on and off the pitch, and continue that philosophy."

Few coaches are more equipped to take over Leipzig than March. He was a major part of the Red Bull organization when Ralf Rangnick left his mark on the clubs globally. The high-pressure tactics spilled down from Leipzig to Salzburg and New York. Marsch, who found regular season success with New York Red Bulls, moved to Leipzig under Rangnick as an assistant coach in 2018. From there he helped Salzburg continue their success as head coach, winning the double in two different seasons.

An important element of Marsch's experience is the team's philosophy and style of play. While it altered somewhat under Julian Nagelsmann, the team still kept the intensity against opponents and found even more success as the player pool was grown and become more and more talented. Now, Marsch will have one of the best team's assembled by Leipzig at his disposal. Andre Silva, Christopher Nkunku, Dani Olmo, Tyler Adams and Marcel Sabitzer are just a few names that litter the starting line-up.

"I have a clear goal," said Marsch. "I want to totally control the opposition intensity and aggressively in every game through our RBL DNA. Of course, that won't always be possible, but we will do everything to achieve it."

Leipzig will begin play in the DFB Pokal first round in the first week of August against lower division SV Sandhausen. 


Popular posts from this blog

Red Bulls Announce Fan Experience Improvements

by Garry Redman On top of the theme nights announced this season, something new has been added the next time the season ticket holders and supporters step inside The Cathedral... The state-of-the-art LED lighting system at Red Bull Arena will provide higher on-field light levels for enhanced visibility and safety and introduce new entertainment features that heighten the overall experience for spectators.   Built around Musco's Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ technology, the new system is designed to provide exceptional playability and uniformity while minimizing glare. Cleaner, whiter light will elevate the broadcast quality for fans watching around the world.  Color-changing fixtures and Show-Light® Pro entertainment technology will allow the Red Bulls to wash the stadium in different colors and synchronize light shows to music, heightening the fan experience during goal celebrations, player introductions, and other big moments. If you have no idea what this means, click here t

The Unfortunate Vanzeir, Struber incident that has upset the fans, and league

photo by Matt Kremkau by Dan Feuerstein The Worst moment in New York Red Bulls/MetroStars history has finally come to a temporary conclusion. When I say a temporary conclusion, it means that Major League Soccer hasn't informed the masses of the punishment that would fit this horrible situation that graced the pitch at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night, April 8th against the San Jose Earthquakes. Here is the timeline of events that happened in that match as we try to piece together what all of us saw and how it all got started from beginning to end. In the 54th minute, another horrific challenge against the New York Red Bulls struck again as Judson delivered a two-footed mid-air challenge to the chest of Dylan Nealis and sadly all it got was a yellow card, Dylan's brother, and Captain Sean Nealis protested very loudly and earned his booking for his dissent of the referee's decision. While the arguments continued between Sean Nealis & Earthquakes representative Jeremy Ebob

Rumor: Dru Yearwood to be Traded to Nashville SC

photo by Matt Kremkau by Anthony J. Merced More trade rumors are circulating as Red Bulls midfielder Dru Yearwood is linked to a move to Nashville SC according to Tom Bogert of the Athletic . What Red Bull will receive for such a trade remains to be seen. However expectations are that the move will be finalized by the end of next week. Yearwood joined New York in 2020 from Brentford in England. Along the way he has made 86 appearances for the club, including 55 starts. In 2021 and 2022 he made 18 starts, scoring three goals and three assists, his total output for the club in Major League Soccer.  In 2023 Yearwood found his position in the club to vary greatly. At times he played in a defensive midfield role next to Frankie Amaya and other times higher up the field, almost as a second forward. After the departure of Cristian Casseres Jr. earlier in the year, it appeared as if Yearwood's minutes would increase. However Daniel Edelman stepped into the role, relegating Yearwood to more