There was very few positives from a New York Red Bulls perspective after a 3-0 Eastern Conference Championship first leg loss that leaves them with a mountain to climb in Thursday's second leg at home.
“[Atlanta] really got the better of us," said RBNY goalkeeper Luis Robles. "We came in here with a plan. Looking at the result, you can see that we failed to execute our plan. So there’s not much time and we have to regroup and look forward to Thursday. It’s clear what we have to do and just go one goal at a time.”
Robles cited a lack of discipline and mistakes as the primary reasons for his side's downfall at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And while he thinks a comeback is still in the cards, he realizes the task is a tall one.
"We have a great group here and in my opinion it’s a very special group," Robles said. "It’s because of that, the belief is going to be that we can turn this thing. It’s going to be near -- it's very difficult, near impossible -- but we’ll just continue to believe that we’re going to do what it takes to get it done. And like I said, we’re going to take it one goal at a time and on Thursday we’ll come out flying and do everything we can to advance.”