In the postgame press conference following the New England match, RSL coach Jason Kreis was asked what the team could do to bottle some of the offensive production in the 6-0 victory and take it on the road.
“We’re going to have to consider as a staff whether we ought to think about changing our mentality on the road,” said Kreis. “So far we’ve been all about we’re just going to play like we’re at home. That’s bit us a little bit in those two roads games. And maybe we’ll have to look at playing a little more defensively.”
Following Wednesday’s abbreviated practice at Rio Tinto Stadium for the players who didn’t play more than 45 minutes in Seattle, Kreis was asked to elaborate a bit on the topic.
“I think that maybe some of the biggest problems to be honest with this club is their coach is too aggressive and wants to play well every game,” said Kreis.
He then referenced the Chelsea-Barcelona Champions League game on Tuesday, a game that ended in a 0-0 draw. Kreis said it was one of the ugliest soccer games he’s ever witnessed, but the visiting team got the result it wanted by dropping virtually everyone behind the ball for 90 minutes.
As much as it pains Kreis to admit that his tactics might need tweaking on the road, it appears he’s ready to explore that option considering all of RSL’s struggles on the road the past two years.
Do you like the idea of RSL playing a bit more defensive this Saturday at Colorado?