Soundbytes: Week 8 of 2019 MLS Regular Season

Soundbytes Previewing
Week 8 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season
Soundbytes from players and coaches previewing Week 8 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season from the following are now available HEREWhen using soundbytes, please credit the specific club providing the content. 

Friday, April 19:
Real Salt Lake at FC Cincinnati
RSL: coach Mike Petke (English), Sam Johnson (English), Nedum Onuoha (English): Mike Petke talks about building on the win against Orlando, Sam Johnson discusses his first goal and adapting to MLS and Nedum Onuoha talks about facing expansion FC Cincinnati.

CIN: coach Alan Koch (English), Spencer Richey (English), Mathieu Deplagne (English), Victor Ulloa (English and Spanish), training broll: Mathieu Deplagne discusses the importance of having a strong performance at home ahead of a three-game road trip.

Minnesota United FC at Toronto FC (link)
MIN: coach Adrian Heath (English), Osvaldo Alonso (Spanish), Ethan Finlay (English): Adrian Heath discusses the club's road mentality shift this season, Osvaldo Alonso talks about netting the first goal in Allianz Field history and Ethan Finlay talks about the excitement of last week's home opener.

TOR: Alex Bono (English): Alex Bono discusses Minnesota's quick-paced approach and the visiting side's improvement on the road this year.

Houston Dynamo at LA Galaxy (link)
HOU: coach Wilmer Cabrera (English and Spanish), A.J. DeLaGarza (English), Maynor Figueroa (Spanish), Boniek Garcia (Spanish), Tomas Martinez (Spanish): Wilmer Cabrera discusses Friday's showdown against the LA Galaxy and Boniek Garcia touches on the challenges the club expects on the road.

LA: coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto (English and Spanish), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (English): Guillermo Barros Schelotto discusses the difference-making ability and the elevation in training with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the pitch, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic sees the squad improving following a strong first half against the Philadelphia Union last week.

Saturday, April 20:
Colorado Rapids at Chicago Fire 
COL: coach Anthony Hudson (English): Anthony Hudson discusses the mental fortitude and the need to defend better heading into Chicago.

Montreal Impact at Philadelphia Union (link)
MTL: coach Remi Garde (English and French), Zakaria Diallo (French), Bacary Sagna (English and French): Remi Garde discusses the good habits the club has shown on the road versus last season and Bacary Sagna talks about the defensive stronghold in the group.
PHI: coach Jim Curtin (English), Jamiro Monteiro (English), Mark McKenzie (English): Jim Curtin talks about trying to break down a Montreal team that has shown its defensive footing and organization following the Impact's loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Orlando City SC (link)
VAN: coach Marc Dos Santos (English), Maxime Crepeau (English): Marc Dos Santos discusses the maturity the club has shown during the highs and lows this season and Maxime Crepeau talks about building momentum following Wednesday's midweek victory against the Los Angeles Football Club.
ORL: coach James O'Connor (English) Sebas Mendez (Spanish, with English translation), Lamine Sane (English): James O'Connor discusses Vancouver's defensive discipline, and on the flip side talks about how Orlando needs to limit the number and types of goals the club has conceded this season.

FC Dallas at Atlanta United (link)
DAL: coach Luchi Gonzalez (English), Jesus Ferreira (English), Ryan Hollingshead (English): Luchi Gonzalez discusses the importance of containing Atlanta's Ezequiel Barco, Jesus Ferreira talks about improving play over the final 10 minutes of matches, and Ryan Hollingshead reflects on the positive locker room over this stretch.
coach Frank de Boer (English and Spanish), Michael Parkhurst (English), Miles Robinson (English): Frank de Boer discusses his role with Atlanta's academy and talks about FC Dallas' youth system, Michael Parkhurst focuses on the team's positive attitude and Miles Robinson chats about the defense's first clean sheet last week against New England.

Portland Timbers at Columbus Crew SC (link)
POR: coach Giovanni Savarese (English and Spanish), Jeff Attinella (English), Sebastian Blanco (English): Giovanni Savarese analyzes the club's performance against FC Dallas, Jeff Attinella discusses the preparation for Columbus and Sebastian Blanco evaluates the tactical formation the Timbers utilized in their previous match.
CLB: coach Caleb Porter (English), Artur (English), Robinho (Spanish, with English translation): Caleb Porter discusses facing his former Portland side where he spent five years with the organization, while staying focused on the task at hand at leading Columbus.

New York Red Bulls at New England Revolution (link)
NY: coach Chris Armas (English), Vincent Bezecourt (English), Sean Davis (English), Aaron Long (English), Tim Parker (English): Aaron Long discusses turning around the trend of allowing goals too early in recent games and Tim Parker talks about aiming for a highly set bar within the organization as it goes through a tough stretch of results.
NE: coach Brad Friedel (English), Teal Bunbury (English), Brandon Bye (English), DeJuan Jones (English), Michael Mancienne (English): Brad Friedel discusses how the New York Red Bulls could try to replicate the same tactics they showed in a tough road draw against Sporting Kansas City.

Sporting Kansas City at San Jose Earthquakes (link)
SKC: coach Peter Vermes (English), Matt Besler (English): Peter Vermes discusses the club getting back into a good training rhythm and build-up following a busy stretch in regular season play and the Concacaf Champions League run to the semifinals.
SJ: coach Matias Almeyda (Spanish, with English subtitles), Anibal Godoy (Spanish), Jackson Yueill (English): Matias Almeyda speaks about the development of midfielder Jackson Yueill, Anibal Godoy discusses the success of Sporting Kansas City and Jackson Yueill talks about his first MLS goal last week and fighting for playing time.

Sunday, April 21:
New York City FC at D.C. United 
NYC: coach Domenec Torrent (English), James Sands (English): James Sands talks about facing D.C. United for a second time this season, a club that has impressed at Audi Field since last season.
 coach Ben Olsen (English), Steven Birnbaum (English), Chris Durkin (English): Chris Durkin talks about his first MLS goal to help D.C. earn a victory against the Colorado Rapids last week and put the squad at the top of the Eastern Conference table.

Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles Football Club (link)
SEA: coach Brian Schmetzer (English), Jordan Morris (English), Victor Rodriguez (English), Gustav Svensson (English): Brian Schmetzer talks about focusing on the tactics and game plan heading into what will be a star-studded event against LAFC's organization.
LAFC: Mark-Anthony Kaye (English): Mark-Anthony Kaye discusses the quick turnaround following the club's midweek road match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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