Five match unbeaten streak. Three straight road wins. The mood around RBNY is quite high.
"We are very happy right now, after a big win for us," Struber said. "I think we fight, and we work so hard, that was the seventh game in 21 days and my boys fight with all what they have, and they left everything on the field."
New York is continuing to build toward the postseason.
"In the end, with a little bit of luck in transition, we can score and my birthday boy, Andrew Gutman scored, so I think it is a great day for him, for us, for me, and for our team," Struber said. "That will give us the necessary points to climb, and hope, in the table. We have right now a better chance to come in the playoffs and the belief is back for a big fight next week against Miami and, yeah, realize the playoffs."
Sean Davis, who has started and played all 90 minutes in every match this season, says the group is fully coming together at the right time.
"I’ll do anything for this group and anything to get the win," Davis said. "I hope that shows that every time I play that is my goal is to help this team as much as possible and today, that play was important, but you know, again I hope it inspires the rest of the group and that maybe on another day, another player steps up and that is what it is ultimately going to help us win games and that is the most important thing. Just grateful to be there in the right spot at the right time and I am just hungry to make plays for this team."
Andrew Gutman scored the game-winning goal on his birthday, and knows the battle the team went through over the last three weeks.
"This was our seventh match in 21 days," Gutman said. "Just for us to grind out a win on the road, Cincinnati, they are in last place, but they are not a bad team. They are creative, they controlled a lot of the game, so for us just to grind it out and get a 1-0 win on the road is massive. For us, five games unbeaten, we have given ourselves a chance to sneak into the playoffs and we are going to push for it as hard as we can."
New York had 17 shots and held Cincinnati to just six on Saturday.
"We have had an up and down season, and things were tough during the late summer, and we had a lot of honest dialogue about what we needed to do to get back on track and it was not easy at times, but I am really proud about how the group has grown throughout the year," Davis said. "These last two weeks we have been rewarded with a lot of hard work and it feels so good right now. Three games on the road and three wins so that means we are doing something right and it is important for us to keep going because at this point in the season and we talked about this before the game, we are in no position to relax."
The Red Bulls, under Struber, are a handful of points out of the playoff picture - with seven matches remaining.
"Every time I'm on the field, honestly, I just want to run through a wall for that guy," Davis said of Struber.
Davis and Gutman warned each other not to get complacent with their current run.
"We know how important each game is and that means next Saturday again against Miami is a huge matchup, let’s get that win at home," Davis said.
All eyes are not on Inter Miami CF.
"We cannot dwell on the fact that we got a great result this week. We need to keep moving forward," Gutman said. "We have enough games left, if we do well and we get some results, we will sneak into the playoffs."