Soundbytes Previewing Week 23 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season

Soundbytes Previewing
Week 23 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season
Soundbytes from players and coaches previewing Week 23 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season from the following are now available HEREWhen using soundbytes, please credit the specific club providing the content. 

Saturday, Aug. 10:
New England Revolution at Seattle Sounders FC (link)

NE: coach Bruce Arena (English), Gustavo Bou (Spanish, with English translation), Brandon Bye (English), Michael Mancienne (English), Cristian Penilla (Spanish, with English translation), Matt Turner (English): Brandon Bye previews this weekend's match and anticipates a tough battle against Seattle, and Matt Turner looks back on the match against the Los Angeles Football Club as an opportunity to rectify some areas to improve on.
SEA: coach Brian Schmetzer (English), GM Garth Lagerwey (English), Emanuel Cecchini (Spanish, with English translation), Chris Henderson (English), Jordan Morris (English), Cristian Roldan (English): Brian Schmetzer explains the extra focus on trying to find some consistency from game to game and half to half, and starting faster in matches, and Jordan Morris talks about his recent stretch of three goals over the past two matches.

FC Cincinnati at Columbus Crew SC (link)
CIN: coach Ron Jans (English), Leonardo Bertone (English), Joe Gyau (English), Emmanuel Ledesma (English), Darren Mattocks (English), Gerard Nijkamp (English), Alvas Powell (English), training broll: New head coach Ron Jans talks about the excitement of being back on the pitch at training and the intensity shown in preparation for Columbus, and Joe Gyau discusses his move from Germany and how now was the right time to return to the States and be a part of FC Cincinnati's growth.
CLB: coach Caleb Porter (English), Artur (English), Wil Trapp (English): Caleb Porter discusses the injury to versatile defensive back Hector Jimenez and how Columbus will need to fill this void moving forward, and Ohio native Wil Trapp talks about the first MLS regular season matchup against in-state rivals FC Cincinnati.

Orlando City SC at Toronto FC (link)
ORL: coach James O'Connor (English), Benji Michel (English), Brian Rowe (English): James O'Connor speaks to the importance of shifting the focus back to MLS following the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals, Brian Rowe talks about Toronto FC's offensive weapons and Orlando City SC Academy product Benji Michel discusses what earning a result this weekend at Toronto would mean for the group.

Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas (link)
MIN: coach Adrian Heath (English), Robin Lod (English): Adrian Heath reflects on the club advancing to the championship of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and Robin Lod discusses his early experiences with Minnesota and MLS.
DAL: coach Luchi Gonzalez (English), Michael Barrios (Spanish), Jesus Ferreira (English), Matt Hedges (English), Ryan Hollingshead (English): Luchi Gonzalez talks about improving in the final third after some missed chances over the past couple games, and Matt Hedges talks about tying Jason Kreis (with his next start) for the most starts in club history.

Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City (link)
RSL: assistant coach Freddy Juarez (English), Nick Besler (English), Damir Kreilach (English): Freddy Juarez talks about Sam Johnson's training as he works back from injury over the past month, and Nick Besler talks about putting in a complete performance on both sides of the ball for a strong road result.
SKC: coach Peter Vermes (English), Gerso Fernandes (English), Erik Hurtado (English): Peter Vermes discusses the energy, emotion and attack that Real Salt Lake presents, and Erik Hurtado talks about his attacking prowess and mindset.

Montreal Impact at Chicago Fire (link)
CHI: coach Veljko Paunovic (English), Kenneth Kronholm (English), Dax McCarty (English): Veljko PaunovicKenneth Kronholm and Dax McCarty talk about their road victory against Houston being a turning point and how that momentum will help them moving forward.

San Jose Earthquakes at Colorado Rapids (link)
SJ: coach Matias Almeyda (Spanish, with English translation), Harold Cummings (English), Jackson Yueill (English): Matias Almeyda and Harold Cummings talk about the departure of Anibal Godoy, and Jackson Yueill discusses the road trip against Colorado.
COL: coach Conor Casey (English), Jonathan Lewis (English), Diego Rubio (English): Conor Casey talks about how there is no wiggle room if the club wants to make a move up the Western Conference table, and Jonathan Lewis reflects on the strong goalscoring effort from the recent win against Montreal and looking to rebound from the previous meeting with San Jose.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Portland Timbers (link)
VAN: coach Marc Dos Santos (English), Theo Bair (English), Maxime Crepeau (English), Andy Rose (English): Marc Dos Santos discusses the focus on how he has headed the club over the first seven months and building the club long-term, and Maxime Crepeau talks about finding a defensive identity and the focus needed against Portland.
POR: coach Giovanni Savarese (English), Diego Valeri (English): Giovanni Savarese talks about the club's three-match stretch over a week, and Diego Valeri analyzes the club's depth ahead of this weekend's matchup against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Sunday, Aug. 11:
New York City FC at Atlanta United (link)

NYC: Taty Castellanos (Spanish, with English translation): Taty Castellanos discusses his late brace to dramatically lift NYCFC past Houston for an important midweek victory.

Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union (link)
HOU: Wilmer Cabrera (English and Spanish): Wilmer Cabrera talks about the work rate and the fight that the club showed during a midweek road match against New York City FC while playing shorthanded.
 Brenden Aaronson (English), Marco Fabian (English): Marco Fabian discusses building off of a dominant victory against D.C. United heading into this weekend's home match against Houston.

LA Galaxy at D.C. United (link)
LA: coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto (English and Spanish), Favio Alvarez (Spanish), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (English): Guillermo Barros Schelotto provides an update on Romain Alessandrini who could start training soon following an early-season injury.
DC: Frederic Brillant (English), Joseph Mora (Spanish): Frederic Brillant discusses the need for a strong stretch heading into the final two months of the regular season.

New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Football Club (link)
NY: coach Chris Armas (English), Sean Davis (English), Luis Robles (English), Daniel Royer (English): Sean Davis and Luis Robles discuss the talent on LAFC's roster and the difference makers that make them a dangerous club.
LAFC: Jordan Harvey (English): Jordan Harvey talks about how the Red Bulls are finding their feet in this crucial part of the season, and he reflects on the fluid style and success LAFC has shown this season.

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