Wednesday will be the third game between the Red Bulls and Charlotte this season. The previous two matches ended in draws, including a 2-2 draw at the Red Bull Arena on June 21.
While there are obvious takeaways from those meetings, Westwood insists CLTFC are a “different side” to a few months ago when RBNY came back from two goals down to salvage a point.
“We’ve grown, we’ve matured,” Westwood said. “We have learned a lot. I think we control games a lot better now. We have received several clean sheets. Now we’ve played in really big games, essential games, and we’ve come through. We’re growing as a group, we’re developing and, as I’ve said, we’re playing our best football of the season at the right time.”
“We are taking teams; we don’t fear anyone,” the club captain concluded.