Week 25 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season
Friday, Aug. 23:
Atlanta United at Orlando City SC (link)
ATL: coach Frank de Boer (English), Ezequiel Barco (Spanish, with English translation), Brad Guzan (English): Frank de Boer discusses balancing Friday's match with the upcoming Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final on Tuesday and Ezequiel Barco's return, Ezequiel Barco talks about his role and confidence level, and Brad Guzan previews the Orlando City SC match.
ORL: coach James O'Connor (English), Tesho Akindele (English), Kyle Smith (English): James O'Connor applauds the Rivalry Week setup, Tesho Akindele talks about finishing early chances, and Kyle Smith discusses Atlanta's attacking group
Seattle Sounders FC at Portland Timbers (link)
SEA: coach Brian Schmetzer (English), Cristian Roldan (English), Gustav Svensson (English): Brian Schmetzer discusses how the club could use a boost from the excitement of a match against an arch rival, and Gustav Svensson talks about going back to the basics to find the things that led to success earlier in the season.
POR: coach Giovanni Savarese (English), Bill Tuiloma (English): Giovanni Savarese talks about what the team has learned from its past game against Atlanta United, and Bill Tuiloma speaks about his return from injury and the meaning of the Portland-Seattle rivalry.
Saturday, Aug. 24
New York Red Bulls at New York City FC (link)
NY: coach Chris Armas (English): Chris Armas talks about how is impressed with a strong road result against D.C. United during the midweek, and he talks about turning the emotional element of derby matches into focused emotion.
Chicago Fire at New England Revolution (link)
CHI: coach Veljko Paunovic (English), Jonathan Bornstein (English): Veljko Paunovic talks about the fight for the postseason and facing a direct opponent in New England, and Jonathan Bornstein discusses the momentum Chicago has gained recently and the team's confidence following three clean sheets over the past five matches.
NE: coach Bruce Arena (English), Teal Bunbury (English), Andrew Farrell (English), Matt Turner (English): Bruce Arena discusses the tightness of the race for the postseason among the Eastern Conference, and Matt Turner talks about the dangerous attacking pieces heating up among the Fire.
D.C. United at Philadelphia Union (link)
DC: coach Ben Olsen (English): Ben Olsen discusses Ola Kamara's performance against the New York Red Bulls and says he was the best player in the pitch during the midweek match.
PHI: coach Jim Curtin (English): Jim Curtin talks about D.C. United's strength in restarts and the well-rounded play that D.C. presents.
Montreal Impact at Toronto FC (link)
TOR: coach Greg Vanney (English), Omar Gonzalez (English), Quentin Westberg (English): Greg Vanney discusses the growing competitiveness and pressure in the league, and Omar Gonzalez talks about showing intensity from the opening whistle against a rival team, and is anticipating some extra energy from Montreal with their new head coach.
Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake (link)
COL: coach Conor Casey (English), Kei Kamara (English), Keegan Rosenberry (English): Conor Casey discusses the Rocky Mountain Cup having been part of the rivalry as both a player and coach, and Kei Kamara talks about collective defense being one of the biggest keys to getting a result at Salt Lake.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC at San Jose Earthquakes (link)
VAN: coach Marc Dos Santos (English), Derek Cornelius (English), Max Crepeau (English): Marc Dos Santos talks about Michaell Chirinos' arrival and trying to get him ready for the club's travels, and Max Crepeau discusses the confidence following a shutout victory against D.C. United.
Sunday, Aug. 25
Columbus Crew SC at FC Cincinnati (link)
CIN: coach Ron Jans (English), Roland Lamah (English), Darren Mattocks (English), Kendall Waston (English and Spanish), training broll: Darren Mattocks and Kendall Waston talk about what the rivalry against Columbus means for the fans and their support.
Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas (link)
HOU: coach Davy Arnaud (English), Adam Lundkvist (English), Tomas Martinez (Spanish): Davy Arnaud discusses the mentality and approach preparing for the Texas Derby match against a youthful FC Dallas side, and Adam Lundkvist looks forward to gearing up for an in-state rivalry matchup during an emotional stretch.
DAL: coach Luchi Gonzalez (English), Michael Barrios (Spanish), Ryan Hollingshead (English), Zdenek Ondrasek: Luchi Gonzalez discusses Ryan Hollingshead's strong reading of the game and consistency, Ryan Hollingshead talks about his current form and confidence, and Zdenek Ondrasek reflects on recently tallying his first goal for FC Dallas.
LA Galaxy at Los Angeles Football Club (link)
LAFC: coach Bob Bradley (English): Bob Bradley discusses the massive goalscoring effort during a midweek match against San Jose, and touts the recent play from Lee Nguyen and his passing and ways of finding space.
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Postgame reactions will be available here: