On Thursday New York Red Bulls manager Chris Armas was able to get his full squad back to the training facility, as they prepare to face Atlanta United, FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew in next month’s MLSisBack tournament.
“It was a really exciting day at the facility today, it was a buzz for sure. First day back to first-team training. It was days and months that the guys competed in close contact.” Armas “The energy was very high and imagine around the league that news is big.
“We like the timing of our first game and, the group we were drawn in. We already played both Columbus and Atlanta United in the pre-season, so there will be no surprises there. I hope the fans are excited about the MLS is Back tournament. “
As this unscheduled break came out of nowhere, thoughts went to those players who were injured when the season began. Defenders Aaron Long and goalkeeper Ryan Meara were busy rehabbing from their respective injuries, and are now looking to push ahead into this restart for the 2020 season.
Long also knows that every single Red Bulls fan will be watching all their games at home, even if Red Bull Arena won’t be open, or watching them on the road at the opponent’s stadiums.
“I know that the fans have been missing soccer, but I know that we have been missing soccer not as much, but even more.” said Long. “We are super excited to play for you guys, even if it’s through the TV screen, we know you are going to be there passionately.
“We know that you guys will be celebrating in your living rooms, we can’t wait to get back out there and do this with you guys. This is the reason why we are training for these games so we can win for you guys this season.”
RAt the moment the are having talks with Southampton of the English Premier League, to discuss the loan situation of Josh Sims. Because of the The club remains in talks with Southampton FC regarding the loan of winger Josh Sims, whose initial loan at the start of the season was scheduled to lapse in the summer and has not appeared at training in East Hanover.
But for now, it’s time to get prepared to restart the 25th season of Red Bulls soccer. Once A Metro will have all the details as things continue to take shape for the MLSisBack Tournament.