Midweek Soundbytes: Week 12 of 2019 MLS Regular Season

Midweek Soundbytes Previewing
Week 12 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season
Soundbytes from players and coaches previewing Week 12 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season (midweek games) from the following are now available HEREWhen using soundbytes, please credit the specific club providing the content. 

Wednesday, May 15:
D.C. United at Toronto FC (link)

TOR: coach Greg Vanney (English), Quentin Westberg (English): Greg Vanney discusses the need to put D.C. United on their heels and play aggressively, and Quentin Westberg talks about the challenge facing the likes of Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta.
Portland Timbers at Houston Dynamo (link)
POR: coach Giovanni Savarese (English and Spanish), Diego Valeri (English and Spanish): Giovanni Savarese discusses the quick turnaround and what the Timbers expect ahead of Wednesday's match against Houston, and Diego Valeri shares his thoughts about the Dynamo's style of play and how to prepare for the matchup.
HOU: Matias Vera (Spanish):
Atlanta United at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (link)
VAN: coach Marc Dos Santos (English), Max Crepeau (English), Doneil Henry (English), Fredy Montero (English), Jake Nerwinski (English): Marc Dos Santos talks about the quality on Atlanta's roster and the club's readiness overall, Max Crepeau discusses the team contribution in leading him to MLS Team of the Week honors, and Fredy Montero talks about the need for an energetic start to showcase their home-field advantage.
Orlando City SC at Seattle Sounders FC (link)
ORL: coach James O'Connor (English), Oriol Rosell (English), Kyle Smith (English): James O'Connor talks about Seattle's strong individual players and defined attack and Kyle Smith notes that strong compactness and communication will be key at Seattle.
SEA: coach Brian Schmetzer (English), OrioBrad Smith (English): Brian Schmetzer discusses wanting to get stronger in the attacking third as he notes the final execution was lacking in a tightly contested match against Houston, and Brad Smith talks about the team's defensive efforts in grinding out three points in their last game.

Thursday, May 16:
FC Dallas at LAFC (link)

DAL: coach Bob Bradley (English): Bob Bradley discusses how impressed he has been with FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez and his philosophy of moving young players into a heavy impact in MLS.
LAFC: coach Luchi Gonzalez (English), Michael Barrios (Spanish), Reggie Cannon (English), Ryan Hollingshead (English): Luchi Gonzalez talks about LAFC head coach Bob Bradley and the respect he has of Bradley's career and how he is a great model for coaches, and Reggie Cannon discusses Carlos Vela's complete arsenal in his game and the fearless way he plays.

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