Jesse Marsch
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All Attention Aimed at Atlanta

The New York Red Bulls go from tough to tougher.

Coming off a gutsy victory in Colorado, at elevation, the Red Bulls will turn their attention to one of the top teams in MLS: Atlanta United FC.

"Wins on the road always feel good, especially when guys had to empty the tank and give everything they had," Marsch said. "Those always feel good, and they give you momentum. That is important heading into next weekend.”

Atlanta comes into the match as the top team in MLS, with 25 points through 11 games (2.27 points per game), with the Red Bulls sitting at 18 points through nine games played (2 points per game). The Five Stripes downed Orlando City SC on Sunday, ending the Lions' six game winning streak, in Florida.

"We all know that Atlanta has a good team, an explosive team. We match up well against them I think it will be a great match," Marsch said. "We have a little bit of extra time, so we'll have some time to really regenerate, recover and prepare fully for what that game will require."

Atlanta and New York both have a +12 goal differential, with ATL scoring 25 times and being scored upon 13 times in 11 matches. The Red Bulls have scored 23 goals and been scored on 11 times in nine matches.

The Red Bulls are riding a two-game road winning streak and three-game overall winning streak into their first visit to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Red Bulls previously beat Atlanta, in Georgia, at Bobby Dodd Stadium to open the 2017 MLS season.

"Our guys will be excited, they'll be ready to go," Marsch said. "We'll be ready to put a good performance together, have a good game plan and go after the game."

Following the Atlanta match, the Red Bulls return to Red Bull Arena to take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. for Military Appreciation Night. The first 15,000 fans that come to the match will receive a free koozy, courtesy of Bayer. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or Fevo, where a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to K9s for Warriors