I fucking love this team. Been watching, cringing and crying with this team since 2002. Metorostars first and now Redbull. We havent had things go our way for the big one yet but to be competitive all these years has given me much joy. Barring 2009, we have had a competitive team since like forever. I feel that as a fan I truly am spoiled cause we are always in the mix and that is all anyone can ask for.
This is the first time that I can remember that a coach of ours preached early on about how he wanted the team to play and followed through. JM has preached high tempo, pressure, attacking soccer and has followed through. Yes we are not perfect and haven't had perfect games but no team does in MLS.
At no point of time this season have I felt that the team was lethargic or not motivated to come out the gate running. We have preasured, out possessed (except at home against DC) and played for 90 minutes in each of our games. The surprise is that this is happening at a time where 3 of 4 games were away.
Yes the sample size is small. Yes we may burn out if suitable depth is not in place and we do not rotate or players well. But Marsch came with a plan and has implemented it.
Our team seems hungrier, more energetic and commuted to playing for 90 min more so than I have seen in close to the last 10 years. Backe started us well for a short spell also but that didn't last. Yet with Marsch I don't get the sense that he will not make subs or refuse to make some changes if we come across a time needing so.