New York City FC (1-6-4) after earning a comeback draw with the Chicago Fire will now head West to take on Real Salt Lake (3-3-5) in Major League Soccer action on Saturday.
It will be a trip down memory lane for many as several players, members of the Coaching staff, and even members of the support staff will make their return to go against their former club.
Five players will get to play against their former teammates; while Head Coach Jason Kreis, assistants Miles Joseph and CJ Brown and Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Christen and Equipment Manager Danny Laroche will all make their return to the visiting side of the clubhouse.
Midfielders Sebastian Velasquez and Ned Grabavoy, defenders Chris Wingert and Kwame Watson-Siriboe and goalkeeper Josh Saunders all played for Kreis at Salt Lake.
Kreis had informed the media that it is looking like Grabavoy, Watson-Siriboe are questionable for Saturday, while Josh Williams will be missing a few weeks with injury.
In addition to dealing with the emotional return, New York City FC will look to build momentum from a man down comeback draw versus the Chicago Fire on May 15, as the club is hoping to use the lessons they have learned from that match to propel themselves in the MLS standings.
Real Salt Lake hasn’t quite had the season they have been hoping for, as the club has had to deal with inconsistent results, injuries, and formation changes.
With two hungry teams taking the pitch fans will be in for what should be a thriller of a match on Saturday. For those unable to catch the action in person can watch the match on the YES Network, with kick-off to start at 10:00 p.m.
1495 Sports is proud to bring the following video interviews from after the team’s training session on 5/20:
Head Coach Jason Kreis:
Photo Gallery from Training on 5/20:
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