Robles’ Message to Teammates: ‘Be Patient’

The start to the 2019 MLS season hasn’t gone as planned for the New York Red Bulls.

Having won one match in seven chances, including two draws, the Red Bulls will be looking to come away with three points for the first time since March 16, when they welcome a FC Cincinnati team who also come in struggling of late, having lost three of their last four matches.

Cincinnati may be struggling, but New York is expecting a team that will be feisty and bring it the entire 90 minutes at Red Bull Arena.

“They started off the season really well,” Captain Luis Robles said. “I think they have lost a little bit of momentum, but when you look at the players that they can put out as their starting XI, they have some dangerous pieces. It has not really worked out for them the last few games, but we expect a team that is going to be feisty and is going to be bringing the fight for 90 minutes.”

Even though it’s still early in the season, New York knows they have to improve their quality, but one thing that is being preached in the locker room is patience.

“Be patient,” Robles said. “Sooner or later, it will revert back to the mean. Things really have not worked out yet. It happens, it’s a part of the game.”

The Red Bulls know what must been done to right the ship, and according to Robles, it’s not a matter of if, but when.

“Right now, we are working hard, the guys are giving an honest effort and so in my mind, it is not a matter of if, but when,” Robles said. “We are going to do everything we can this weekend against Cincinnati to make that ‘when’ this weekend.”