Soundbytes Previewing Conference Semifinals of Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs

Soundbytes Previewing
Conference Semifinals of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs
Soundbytes from players and coaches previewing the Conference Semifinals of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs are now available HERE. When using soundbytes, please credit the specific club providing the content.

Wednesday, Oct. 23:
Toronto FC at New York City FC (link)

TOR: coach Greg Vanney (English), Alejandro Pozuelo (English), Quentin Westberg (English): Greg Vanney updates the progression of Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez who missed Round 1 of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, Alejandro Pozuelo talks about pressing forward against New York City FC, and Quentin Westberg talks about the excitement of the new postseason format.
NYC: coach Domenec Torrent (English), Sean Johnson (English), Alexander Ring (English): Domenec Torrent talks about Heber's availability, a recent matchup against the Chicago Fire and previews the upcoming Eastern Conference Semifinal match against Toronto FC, Sean Johnson speaks about controlling the pace from the start, and Alexander Ring discusses the significance of winning the midfield duels.

Real Salt Lake at Seattle Sounders FC (link)
RSL: coach Freddy Juarez (English), Kyle Beckerman (English), Damir Kreilach (English), Nedum Onuoha (English), Nick Rimando (English), Albert Rusnak (English): Freddy Juarez chats about the high spirits following the win against Portland, Kyle Beckerman talks about dictating the game going into Seattle and Nick Rimando discusses the consistency the club has shown in the defensive third.
SEA: coach Brian Schmetzer (English), Jordan Morris (English), Cristian Roldan (English): Brian Schmetzer addresses the importance of being more clinical and putting teams away as Sounders FC prepares for Real Salt Lake, Jordan Morris reflects on winning MLS Comeback Player of the Year, and Cristian Roldan talks about improving on set pieces and being ready for RSL's counterattack.

Thursday, Oct. 24:
Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United (link)
PHI: coach Jim Curtin (English): Jim Curtin previews the upcoming matchup at defending MLS Cup champions Atlanta United.
ATL: coach Frank de Boer (English), Ezequiel Barco (Spanish), Emerson Hyndman (English), Jeff Larentowicz (English), Florentin Pogba (Spanish, with English translation): Frank de Boer previews the match against Philadelphia, Ezequiel Barco talks about his role and playing with Pity Martinez, Emerson Hyndman talks about his two-way intangibles and the role he has had in helping in Atlanta this season and talks about the confidence that Florentin Pogba brings in the defense, and Florentin Pogba discusses his versatility and comfort in the middle and at outside back.

LA Galaxy at Los Angeles Football Club (link)
LA: coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto (English and Spanish), Jonathan dos Santos (English and Spanish), Romain Alessandrini (English): Guillermo Barros Schelotto talks about the selections he made that boded well for a road victory against Minnesota, Jonathan dos Santos discusses facing Carlos Vela and LAFC, and Romain Alessandrini talks about the tough six months to work his way back to contribute to the club.
LAFC: coach Bob Bradley (English), Jordan Harvey (English), Eddie Segura (Spanish): Bob Bradley discusses the intensity of the LAFC vs. LA Galaxy matches and the challenge that brings, and Jordan Harvey talks about the enjoyment and intensity of the new format of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

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