Gerhard Struber: “It’s more a disappointment for me and for the team that we bring not three points home.” (Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls)
Red Bulls head coach Gerard Struber was blunt in discussing his team’s 1-1 draw with the visiting Philadelphia Union Wednesday night.
“We were not sharp enough to win in the end or create in the end the three points,” he said. “The result makes me and the whole team unhappy.”
New York, needing lots of points to get back into the MLS Eastern Conference playoff race, dropped two points at home. The Red Bulls extended their unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2).
On Wednesday, the Red Bulls did not have the creativity, especially in the second half, to win.
“The door is so wide open and we cannot use best spaces for us to come in in the right moment in the right space and play in this direction,” Struber said. “It feels not good at the moment. It’s more a disappointment for me and for the team that we bring not three points home.”
Especially at home.
Teams that the Red Bulls were chasing for one of the seven Eastern Conference postseason spots – Inter Miami CF and CF Montreal – lost Wednesday night.
“The gap is a little bit closer,” Struber said. “We make one point and they make zero points.”
“We are not constantly on a level to beat opponents on this level,” the head coach said.