The New York Red Bulls will play seven games in four weeks -- five of them on the road.
The difficult month kicks off at FC Dallas on September 2 and sees them visit Chicago (Sept. 9), play home against Philadelphia (Sept. 17), hit the road for the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final in Kansas City (Sept. 20), at Columbus (Sept. 23), return home for D.C. (Sept. 27) and finish out the month at Toronto (Sept. 30).
Tyler Adams said the team knows they face a tough task, but will hope to build on recent road success during the month.
“The past couple of years we have emphasized that we need to be better on the road and this year we are not as good on the road as we like, especially against Western Conference teams," Adams said. "With this stretch coming up and the U.S Open Cup being on the road and against a Western Conference team, we are going to try and string together a few tough road wins.”
The Red Bulls bounced back from a 1-6-0 start on the road to go 3-2 over their last five MLS road games (plus two more away wins in U.S. Open Cup play).
Connor Lade believes that the team's depth and ability to rotate will help during the month and stretch run to the postseason.
“We know it is going to be a tough stretch, but I think that we are happy with the depth that we have built here," Lade said. "I think we have multiple guys here that can play multiple positions and step in and be a seamless transition."
And despite the daunting task, Lade said the team is looking forward to the challenge.
"We are excited, we know there are a lot of important games coming up and we know it is not going to be easy so I think this stretch is going to make us better in the long run and hopefully we can pick up a lot of points on the way and a trophy as well,” he said.