The New York Red Bulls finished their preseason slate of tuneup games with a 2-0 victory on Saturday vs. San Jose Earthquakes at the Coachella Valley Invitational.
Tom Barlow scored both goals vs. the Earthquakes.
RBNY went undefeated in California, topping San Jose, Los Angeles Galaxy (1-0) and Minnesota United FC (1-0). Barlow assisted in both goals vs. Galaxy and Minnesota, with Luquinhas and Cameron Harper scoring, respectively.
"[We] improved in a very good direction in all four phases of the game," Head Coach Gerhard Struber said. "They showed me very stable performances, and of course, many wins in the preseason."
Harper assisted one of Barlow's goals, while Sean Nealis assisted the other.
New York rounded our preseason with wins in Florida vs. Nashville SC (1-0), with Cristian Cásseres Jr. scoring the game-winner. The lone goal New York conceded this preseason came in their 2-1 win over the United States Men's U-20 team, with Sean Nealis scoring and Elias Manoel netting the winner.
"They've been working very, very hard in every training session," Struber said. "In the games, we can see the output, we can see how often we score and in six games, we only [allowed] one goal."
In the lone preseason matchup at Red Bulls Training Facility, New York topped USL-side Londoun United 3-0, with a brace from Elias and an opening goal from Barlow.
"We are very happy and looking forward for the next week," Struber said. "We know the competitive game in MLS is always different and we have to make the next step for games like that."
New York kicks off the 2023 MLS season vs. Orlando City SC on Saturday, Februrary 25 at 7:30 PM ET. Every match will be available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
"Especially in Orlando, we know what is coming," he said.
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