Cyle Larin
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Red Bulls Bracing For Strong Orlando Team


The New York Red Bulls host Orlando City SC on Pride Night on August 12 at Red Bull Arena.

Orlando (8-9-6, 30 pts.) currently sit outside the playoff picture, but always pose a threat.

"We know it is going to be a tough match," Adams said. "Obviously they have added some weapons to their attack that we need to recognize. We are going to be tactically aware and we are going to be ready to play at home.”

With new United States international Dom Dwyer now in the fold for Orlando, the Red Bulls know it will be a tough battle.

“They have a ton of weapons and it is funny that they are not scoring a lot of goals right now," Adams said. "I think their situation right now is like they way we were at the beginning of the season where they are trying to figure things out, while we have things figured out now. As we look at more video to understand how to get better as a team, we will continue to get stronger.”

The Red Bulls said they were disappointed with their play against New York City FC, allowing David Villa to score three goals and beat them on Sunday night.

“Very excited for this game, looking to bounce back, especially at home in front of our fans," Long said. "We have a good game plan and today was an amazing training and everyone was excited.”

Alongside Dwyer, Cyle Larin - supported by Kaka - Orlando could roll out a strong Starting XI at Red Bull Arena.

“We have a team game plan and I am curious how they will work together as a team, so we are going to watch some video [on Thursday] on them," Long said. "Those two up top will be tough, but I think we are going to be alright.”