Speaking ahead of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s “friendly” against Mexico on Tuesday evening, New York Red Bulls Academy alumni Matt Miazga – who is currently on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Nantes from Chelsea, has confessed that he is cheering his former side in their quest for MLS Cup glory:
“I’m cheering them on from a distance for them to get the MLS Cup. They have a good team, they’re doing well, they have a good style of play that’s winning them games. I really hope Red Bulls gets the MLS Cup really soon.”
The 23-year-old centre-back spent six years with New York Red Bulls before making the step to Europe with Chelsea during their humiliating 2015-16 campaign, which saw them register the worst title defence in Premier League history. Since then, he has had a two-year loan stint with Vitesse Arnhem and, as mentioned, is currently plying his trade in France.
Miazga also spoke about his excitement of teaming up with current Red Bulls trio Aaron Long, Tim Parker and Tyler Adams in the national team:
“Obviously, I know Tyler. I know Tim from back in the youth [days]. I’m getting to know Aaron now. They’re doing very well with Red Bulls. It’s good to see Red Bulls doing well. I think they’re fighting for the Supporters’ Shield right now. It’s good that they’re on a good run of form. It’s good to bring some good players from that team into camp.”
Quotes via MLSSoccer.com