Bad blood between Atlanta United, Red Bulls is real

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
May 22, 2019 - 9:08 am

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Atlanta United midfielder Jeff Larentowicz joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas and discussed the rivalry with the New York Red Bulls and why he does honestly feel there is bad blood between the two teams.

"I'm not afraid to say it, I think there is," said Larentowicz. "We've had really important games against each other, we knocked them out of the playoffs last year. More than anything it's a clash of styles of play and it's something as a player you have to be up for. At the end of the game it got a bit heated and I'm definitely looking forward to the next time we play them"

Larentowicz also admits that some of the frustrations with the loss to the Red Bulls on Sunday was that they couldn't take advantage up being up a man for over half the game.

"I thought we were playing well when it was 11 v. 11," said the Five Stripes midfielder. "When they get the red card you're thinking now we're definitely going to have an opportunity. Instead of the game being more open it became more closed off, because they were content to sit in their own half and defend, which is how teams have frustrated us at home. All that frustration was the fact we weren't able to get one past them."