THE FORTITUDE OF A CHAMPION
Now luck is one thing, but the drive to results is another.
Simply put, the Red Bulls are winning games and earning points when they shouldn’t be. By all definitions, that is a mark of a champion.
Take the entire landscape into account here. Yes, the team has a blistering offense, but it also owns one of the worst goal’s against in the league. Even with that said, they are a strong 13-7-7, four points out of first place and seven out of the Supporter’s Shield crown.
Role players have stepped up big while the team’s big names continue their dominance. Bill Gaudette has been a revelation in net. Connor Lade is a spark plug as a starter or off the bench. Brandon Barklage has resurrected his career. Heath Pearce has been a silent hero in the middle of the defense. A collection of multi-role players like Solli, Le Toux, Pearce and others have maintained the team’s level of play even in the most desperate of times.
As a whole, the Red Bulls are playing not like a one trick pony, but as a multifaceted team that believes in themselves – even if many do not.
That is the type of fortitude required to win in this league.