Vieira Preview: NYCFC vs. Orlando City

Patrick Vieira may alter his gameplan for tonight’s showdown with the Houston Dynamo.


Following the successful switch to 3-4-3 which garnered the 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids, the Frenchman admits that he may need to switch it up again to keep the opposition guessing.


Vieira has been satisfied by what he’s seen on the training field in the week since that home victory and he’s ready to take the NYCFC show on the road tonight at the BBVA Compass Stadium.


He told NYCFC.com: “Each game has its own challenges and I will have to try to choose the best starting XI to represent the squad, represent the football club. We went for a different approach last time and for Houston it will be a different one again. It’s important for us to impose ourselves and try to control the game without changing our philosophy.


“We strongly believe that every game presents different challenges and this one is no different. They have so many strengths going forward and they’re strong at the back so we’ll have to prepare well.”


City are looking to string together successive wins for the first time since the middle of April when they go into battle in Texas.


For Vieira, it’s vital to keep respecting the opposition and the directives doled out by the coaching staff.


He added: “What is important for us is to keep that momentum going. We’ve been working really hard in training and the togetherness is quite good. It’s important for us to keep working and to respect the gameplan like we did in our last game.”

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