New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch was suspended for his team's match against Montreal Impact on August 13. Consequently, we didn't get his response to the brace that put Bradley Wright-Phillips in possession of the club's all-time MLS regular season scoring record.
Now the squad is back from its midweek trip to El Salvador for CONCACAF Champions League, Marsch had time to share his thoughts with reporters at the RBNY training facility:
"First of all, for him I think since he's been here he has shown what a great player he is, but also what a great man he is. The goals are a product of his work ethic, how happy he is being here and how he gets along with his teammates and certainly his quality. So for him and his family, it's a big accomplishment and that will resonate at the end of his career.
For the club, I can't think of a better ambassador/representative for everything we try to stand for. He is such a humble person that I have been around. He is selfless to the nth degree, so much so I ask him to be a bit more selfish and have more of an edge for himself, but it's hard to argue with his recipe for success. So it's been an honor and pleasure to coach him and to work with him and I couldn't be any happier for him and his family."
Bravo, Jesse. Bravo, BWP.