"These are the kind of games you want to play in."
That's what Sean Davis had to say about the next stretch of games - and the rest of the season - for the New York Red Bulls.
With 41 points, seven MLS games to play and the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final coming up, the Red Bulls are in the thick of the toughest scheduling of the season.
The Red Bulls kick off the tough stretch against the Philadelphia Union, at home, on Sunday, September 17 at 1 p.m.
"We know it’s a big one on Sunday," Sacha Kljestan said. "When you play at home in this final stretch, you’ve got to try to take three points every time. And on Wednesday, we’re playing for a trophy."
Kljestan said the team has been hyper-focused in training this week leading into the Philly match and Open Cup Final, especially the younger players on the roster.
"We’re always pushing each other," Kljestan said. "When we get toward the end and fatigue starts to set in, we know that it’s partially a mentality thing and how you can push yourself through it. Our young guys have a great mentality and they’re always going to push themselves through it. Ultimately, [that will] push us to the highest level we can reach this season."
"We’re going to take it one game at a time," Davis said.