Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Osorio Sets Red Bull Agenda
USSoccerPlayers, January 24th, 2008 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

USSoccerPlayers' Clemente Lisi sat down with New York Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who talked about the MLS SuperDraft, his successful season with Chicago last year, and his expectations for the coming year.

First of all, Osorio said he was very pleased with the acquisition of 22-year-old defender Eric Brunner, whom he described as being big and having good ball distribution. "I really think he has a shot of being a starter for us this season," the Colombian said. He adds that MLS in general has improved "greatly" since he was an assistant with the MetroStars in 2000.

As for his success with Chicago last year, Osorio says it came down to better and more organized defending. "It's not a coincidence that in the last 10 games of the regular season, we conceded only eight goals," he said. "What we did was defend properly as a team and scored one or two goals, which was just enough to win games. Teams like Chelsea have been doing that for years and with much success." With the Red Bulls, Osorio said he plans to instill a "winning mentality" in the team, and to make sure his players are "physically strong" and "tactically astute."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA    
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives