Expecting Similar Chivas Style, New York Red Bulls Making Small Changes for Leg 2

SCCL 2018 Tyler Adams

Even without their captain and starting center back, the New York Red Bulls are expecting C.D. Guadalajara to play the same way they always do.

"I expect them to play the way they always do," Head Coach Jesse Marsch said after training. "They will come here, they will be combative. They will play man-to-man, they will be aggressive to press. Play the same way they always do. The key for us is to take some situations and some matchups and take advantage and put things on our terms with the ball."

Chivas will be without Jair Pereira for Leg 2 following a suspension handed down from Concacaf following an altercation in Leg 1. Marsch anticipates Carlos Salcido, 38, to step in for Pereira at Red Bull Arena for Leg 2 of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals

"We'll have some adjustments to make to be a little more advantageous in the attack," Marsch said.

Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, who had a late chance to draw the game even, put it very bluntly for Leg 2: 

"Whoever is better on the day will win this," he said. 

Midfielder Tyler Adams said coming back to Red Bull Arena adds a bit of confidence to the club.

"We're going to be a little more confident, because we're hard to stop at home," Adams said.

The Red Bulls have a +7 goal differential at home in MLS matches this year, and +4 goal differential in Champions League play. 

"We know that we're going to be able to put one away. We just need to manage defensively now, keep a clean sheet, and put away as many goals as we can," Adams said. "We're going to play the same style. We're going to go after the game, try to score goals. They score one, we have to score three. We know the task at hand and I think everyone will be up for the challenge."

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