The Red Bulls went 4W-1L-2D down the regular season and won their final three games – including a 2-1 win at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati as that club celebrated the plaque in a postgame ceremony – to make a significant push over the stadium. playoff line.
Charlotte FC also had a tough climb, losing just twice in their last 11 games (4W-2L-5D). Their decisive day result, a 1-0 home win over Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF, proved their success in the finals.
“The form they’re in right now we’re definitely aware of and we respect and I think it’s so interesting both teams in the last seven, eight games, if you just took those seven or eight games, I think we’d be in top of our conference and Charlotte would be there as well,” Lesesne said.
“And that’s what it took for both teams to get to this position after not being above the final mark for a large part of the season for both of us.” And the way they’ve gone about it really suits their style of play. I really respect how they set up their team and how they have a clear identity.”