Soundbytes Previewing Week 26 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season

Soundbytes Previewing
Week 26 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season
Soundbytes from players and coaches previewing Week 26 of the 2019 MLS Regular Season from the following are now available HERE. When using soundbytes, please credit the specific club providing the content. 

Saturday, Aug. 31:
Colorado Rapids at New York Red Bulls (link)

COL: coach Robin Fraser (English), Tim Howard (English), Clint Irwin (English), Jonathan Lewis (English): Robin Fraser discusses the implementation of a faster style collectively heading into his first match as the Rapids' head coach, and Tim Howard talks about counteracting the Red Bulls' high-press style and going back to New Jersey where he played for the MetroStars as a teenager.
NY: coach Chris Armas (English), Tom Barlow (English), Luis Robles (English), Daniel Royer (English), Josh Sims (English): Chris Armas talks about the immediate impact that new Rapids head coach Robin Fraser could have and reflects on New Jersey native Tim Howard returning during his final MLS season, and Luis Robles discusses playing their brand of soccer for a full 90 minutes at home.

Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew SC (link)
CHI: coach Veljko Paunovic (English and Spanish), Johan Kappelhof (English): Veljko Paunovic talks about the team needing to be its best in all areas of the field against rival Columbus, and Johan Kappelhof discusses what the team needs to achieve in order to come away with three road points.
CLB: coach Caleb Porter (English), Luis Diaz (Spanish, with English translation), Pedro Santos (English): Caleb Porter discusses the crucial step of winning the club's final two home matches, and Pedro Santos talks about the renewed energy the team has shown.

D.C. United at Montreal Impact (link)

Toronto FC at New England Revolution (link)
TOR: coach Greg Vanney (English), Michael Bradley (English), Richie Laryea (English): Greg Vanney talks about New England's aggressive play and defending against Gustavo Bou's "ghosting" into the box, and discusses Richie Laryea's skill set leading to a call-up to Canada's national team, and Richie Laryea talks about how beneficial switching positions has helped lead toward club success and international opportunities.
NE: coach Bruce Arena (English), Gustavo Bou (Spanish), Antonio Delamea (English), Diego Fagundez (English), Carles Gil (English): Bruce Arena discusses the added depth on the back line with Antonio Delamea in the fold and the quick chemistry shone with Gustavo Bou and Teal Bunbury, and Gustavo Bou talks about emulating the play of Barcelona's Luis Suarez.

Atlanta United at Philadelphia Union (link)
ATL: coach Frank de Boer (English), Franco Escobar (English), Miles Robinson (English): Frank de Boer previews the matchup against Eastern Conference foe Philadelphia and discusses Miles Robinson's U.S. MNT call-up, Franco Escobar reflects on the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final victory and recovering from injury, and Miles Robinson talks about his first U.S. MNT call-up and his expectations on the international opportunity.
PHI: coach Jim Curtin (English), Brenden Aaronson (English), Fafa Picault (English): Jim Curtin discusses the preparation with not having captain Alejandro Bedoya available because of yellow card accumulation, and Brenden Aaronson reflects on the early-season draw against Atlanta and now having the opportunity to make a statement

FC Cincinnati at FC Dallas (link)
CIN: coach Ron Jans (English), Victor Ulloa (English and Spanish), training broll: Ron Jans discusses the potential of rotation of players heading into the final stretch of the regular season, and Victor Ulloa talks about how anxious he is to return to FC Dallas where he spent eight professional seasons and at the academy system.
DAL: coach Luchi Gonzalez (English), Bryan Acosta (Spanish), Reggie Cannon (English), Jesse Gonzalez (English), Jesus Ferreira (English), Brandon Servania (English): Luchi Gonzalez talks about the fluid midfield supporting the club's attack, and Reggie Cannon looks forward to playing against the likes of Victor Ulloa who the club is familiar with during his tenure at FC Dallas.

Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City (link)
HOU: coach Davy Arnaud (English), Darwin Ceren (English and Spanish), Boniek Garcia (Spanish): Davy Arnaud, a longtime former player in Kansas City, talks about how Children's Mercy Park is one of the toughest places to get a result, and Darwin Ceren says he is ready for a tough, physical challenge against Sporting Kansas City.
SKC: coach Peter Vermes (English), Matt Besler (English), Roger Espinoza (English): Peter Vermes talks about going up against Davy Arnaud and reflects on Arnaud's hard-working, organized and serious passion toward the game, serious about the game, and Matt Besler discusses Arnaud's influence during the early stages of Besler's career as a teammate. 

New York City FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (link)

Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers (link)
RSL: coach Freddy Juarez (English), Corey Baird (English): Freddy Juarez discusses the recent results on the road as the club makes a push up the Western Conference standings, and Corey Baird talks about maximizing his experiences with U.S. Men's National Team call-ups.
POR: coach Giovanni Savarese (English), Bill Tuiloma (English): Giovanni Savarese talks about the work the club is doing toward improving on the defensive side of the ball, and Bill Tuiloma analyzes Portland's defensive depth and taking a leadership role heading into the match against Real Salt Lake.

Orlando City SC at San Jose Earthquakes (link)
ORL: coach James O'Connor (English), Tesho Akindele (English), Benji Michel (English): James O'Connor discusses San Jose's system and combating the Quakes' high push from their fullbacks, and Tesho Akindele talks about taking better advantage of their scoring chances.
SJ: Cristian Espinoza (Spanish), Shea Salinas (English): Cristian Espinoza discusses the preparation for the final matches of the regular season and Shea Salinas talks about the fight for the postseason and the preparation for Orlando.

Sunday, Sept. 1:
LA Galaxy at Seattle Sounders FC (link)

SEA: coach Brian Schmetzer (English), Stefan Frei (English), Nicolas Lodeiro (English), Luis Silva (English): Brian Schmetzer talks about the defensive work in limiting service to Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and double teaming LA newcomer Cristian Pavon, and Nicolas Lodeiro says the concentration level the club showed against Portland was an improvement from previous matches.

Minnesota United FC at Los Angeles Football Club (link)
MIN: coach Adrian Heath (English), Robin Lod (English): Adrian Heath reflects on the runner-up performance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and the difficult matchup against LAFC's combination play, and Robin Lod discusses finding some chemistry in the early stages of his Minnesota tenure.

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