Burling vuelve a casa | Burling returns home

The Red-and-White defender will count with a home crowd in match vs. the Rapids

Bobby Burling Real Salt Lake

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El veterano defensor de Chivas USA Bobby Burling regresa a Denver este fin de semana para enfrentarse a Colorado Rapids el sábado a las 6:00 p.m. (Tiempo del Pacífico) en el Dick’s Sporting Goods Park en un encuentro que para el jugador se avecina con gran intensidad en la cancha y con cariño en la grada, donde contará con el apoyo de toda su familia. 

“Siempre es algo especial (jugar en Colorado) delante de toda mi familia”, explicó Burling. “Pero lo más importante en esta ocasión es centrarnos en la remontada y en conseguir esa victoria que cambie nuestra situación actual”.

El Rebaño lleva tres partidos seguidos sin puntuar desde que empataran a dos contra San Jose Earthquakes el 27 de abril.  Burling sabe que la victoria en Colorado no será fácil de conseguir debido a la dificultad de la altitud y a la fisicalidad del equipo local. No obstante, quiere centrarse en lo positivo y usar la energía del estadio a su favor.

“Siempre que haya una ventaja en la altitud a favor de los locales nos va a causar problemas”, explicó basándose en su experiencia. “Es un equipo físico, pero los conocemos y estamos listos para enfrentarnos a ellos, y espero usar toda esa energía positiva en el estadio a nuestro favor”.

Y entre esa energía, Burling contará con el fuerte apoyo de su familia, que en masa y vestidos de Rojiblancos, estará celebrando la visita del jugador junto a la graduación de su primo en la Academia de las Fuerzas Aéreas. 

“Tendremos como a 30 ó 40 familiares acompañando a mis padres. Ya hay mucha familia visitando para la graduación de mi primo con las Fuerzas Aéreas y todos están ansiosos por venir al partido. Siempre es especial jugar en casa, pero aún más cuando puedes reunir a toda la familia”.

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Chivas USA veteran defender Bobby Burling returns to Denver this weekend to face Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (PT) at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The game will be a mixture of feelings for the player as he predicts a very intense match on the field and tons of love in the stands, where his family will show their full support.

“[Playing at home] in front of my family is always something very special,” explained Burling. “More importantly the focus is on getting back on track and on getting a victory that will turn this thing around.”

The Goats have failed to earn any points in the past three games.  Their last point came in a 2-2 draw against San Jose Earthquakes on April 27. Burling knows that a victory over Colorado won’t be easy due to the altitude and the physicality of the home team. However, he wants to focus on the positives and use the stadium’s energy in their favor.

Playing in Denver is very similar to Salt Lake. The Rapids are playing better lately so it’s going to be a hard game going in.  They’re a very physical team and the first time we played them here at the home depot center we expected it was going to be a tough game and we’ll be ready to fight for sure.

“Any time there’s a home field advantage with the altitude is always going to be a tough game,” told Burling based on his experience. “They’re a very physical team, but we know them and we’re ready to face them. Hopefully we’ll use all the positive energy in the stadium in our favor.”

Among that energy, Burling will count on a very strong support from his family, who in a large number and dressed in White-and-Red colors, will be celebrating the player’s visit along with his cousin’s graduation from the Air Force Academy.

“There will be 30 to 40 people along with my parents.  My cousin is actually graduating from the Air Force Academy this weekend as well, so there’s already a bunch of family already in town for that and they all are looking forward to it. Playing at home is always special, but it’s even more when you can get a bunch of family together.”