Tactical Review of LA Galaxy’s 1-1 Draw with New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls entered Sunday's clash with the Los Angeles Galaxy as Major League Soccer's lone unbeaten side. 

Sunday's contest at Red Bull Arena was seen as the first major test of the new high-tempo system manager Jesse Marsch installed during preseason. 

The Red Bulls dominated the possession battle but left the field wanting more after playing to a 1-1 draw with the defending champions. 

Let's take a look at some of the key tactical decisions that shaped the match.


Red Bulls' Press and Tempo Set the Tone

The Red Bulls began the match by putting a ton of pressure on the ball. Whenever a Galaxy player received the ball, a slew of white shirts attacked him and forced the player into a quick decision. 

“They didn’t allow us to get comfortable in the back," Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez said. "When I looked up, I saw four or five white shirts sprinting towa...

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