The 2018 Major League Soccer opener for Luis Robles feels a little strange.
After all, the New York Red Bulls already have three competitive games under their belt in the CONCACAF Champions League, including a historic win in Mexico on Tuesday, before facing the Portland Timbers on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
But considering the Red Bulls' success in the international competition, including a 2-0 win in the first leg of the quarterfinals against Tijuana from Liga MX, strange is good, though the focus is squarely on the Timbers.
"We're not looking past Portland," said Robles, the Red Bulls goalkeeper who made 13 saves in the first-ever knockout round win by an MLS team in Mexico. "We know that Portland coming into our place is an important game because it's a league game. All these points are going to prove very valuable at the end of the season." >> Read more
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