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“90 minutes, full power”: A photo tribute to Daniel Royer

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Daniel Royer has started 2017 in fine form. A photo tribute to RBNY’s “full power” Austrian.

New York Red Bulls’ Daniel Royer crosses the ball during a match against Colorado Rapids; March 11, 2017
90 minutes, full power: Danny Royer
Anthony Terminelli

There might be no bigger fan of the New York Red Bulls’ playing style in the current squad than Daniel Royer.

The Austrian looked almost immediately at home in RBNY’s RalfBall system when he joined the team mid-way through 2016. His appearances were limited by injury, but he picked up a goal and an assist in six league games for the club.

In the early stages of 2017, Royer has arguably been RBNY’s best player. His enthusiasm for the team’s “90 minutes, full power” (as he described it to Once A Metro’s Jason Puckett at Media Day) style of play is obvious whenever he is on the field. He is a threat to score both with his feet and his head, plus he is comfortable on the ball and fond of quick, direct runs that challenge defenders to halt his considerable momentum.

After RBNY MLS 2017 home opener - against Colorado Rapids on March 11 - head coach Jesse Marsch singled out Royer as his team’s best player.

Royer was the first RBNY player to score in this year’s MLS regular season - against Atlanta United - and it was his lurking presence in the box that forced Colorado’s Eric Miller into the hasty interception that provided the own-goal match-winner for the Red Bulls in their first league game at Red Bull Arena this season.

Photographers Matthew Stith and Anthony Terminelli were both at RBA for OaM for the Rapids game. Here’s some of what they caught of Royer on the day.

See more of Matthew Stith’s work on his Instagram and website. Anthony Terminelli can also be found on Instagram, and Flickr.