|photo by Matt Kremkau
New York Red Bulls have only one win in their last five games with the team and coach acknowledging just how difficult this latest run has been. The Red Bulls continue to be the worst home team in a playoff position with little answers as to what is affecting the club at Red Bull Arena.
"(It is) a difficult situation for me and for my team at the moment," said head coach Gerhard Struber after the loss to Orlando on Saturday. "We have to realize the situation we are in right now is not easy and I think we need big belief to bounce back."
One of the team's biggest issues is their inability to score goals. Patryk Klimala has not produced the way the team or fans had expected with just four goals in 2022. The team is beyond the half way point of the season leaving questions as to whether the team can handle a playoff run without a clinical striker.
"We are sad for the fans," said midfielder Daniel Edelman. "We have to look forward into the next match. We're trying to get a home playoff game. There's a bunch of games left in the season to bounce back and look forward. Everyone on the team is crucial."
New York travels to Atlanta for a tough game midweek. While their road form has been fantastic, tied for second most wins in the Eastern Conference, there is a fear that perhaps their good form is coming to an end. Atlanta has been strong at home, meaning New York will need to do everything they can to score goals early and hold the lead.