Luis Robles is heading into the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs with a confident outlook.
"I know we're excited for the postseason because it's now when we have the opportunity to really show this organization and this league what we're made of," Robles said. "I know that the guys are really excited about the postseason. So here we come."
The New York Red Bulls will take on the Philadelphia Union in a win-or-go-home match in the first round of postseason play.
"If we have the right mentality when we go against Philadelphia in Philadelphia, there's no reason to think that we're not going to get the result that we want," the team's captain said.
The two teams split the season series, with each team winning on their home turf. New York won the most recent matchup, 2-0, at the end of September off goals from Tom Barlow and Danny Royer.
"There is that hope that this is our year. But more than just hope or optimism, we know what we're capable of and we know what's in that locker room. The spirit is strong," Robles said. "You couple the spirit with the quality and the mindset, and all of a sudden we can be a force. And I think this is what we believe and what we're going to continue to preach from this moment until the final whistle in Philadelphia when we're hoping we're advancing to the next round."