Trapp Ahead of Career Milestone: "I Just Hope for a Win for the TeamÃ¢ÂÂ
Inter Miami's Wil Trapp is on the brink of a milestone moment in his career. The midfielder's next MLS regular season appearance will be his 200th, 185 of which came with the Columbus Crew and 14 of which have come with Inter Miami, a remarkable feat for a player who is just 27 years old. While the moment will be a significant one, Trapp remains focused on the task at hand.
"[Playing] 200 games is awesome. For me, it's just great that I've been able to play this game as a professional," said Trapp. "When you look at the number 200 it seems like a lot. I just hope for a win for the team, that's the most important thing for me."
After returning to the starting lineup for the second consecutive match in Wednesday's road win over the New York Red Bulls, Trapp is looking ahead to how he can help the team achieve its goals and continue to make a push toward playoff position in the final stretch of the regular season.
"The most important thing for us is to look at it one game at a time. We have a game Saturday that we have to win. If we're looking at it bite by bite, game by game, we will find that the results will take care of themselves," said Trapp. "Moving forward, obviously the games don't get any easier and the pressure for points continues to grow...Our mentality has been strong, it has been focused."
"One of my best qualities is providing rhythm and tempo for the team and I feel like it will be a game tomorrow where I hopefully can do that," he added. "As we look at the Dynamo, they're a good team, they have quality players that can hurt you in opportunistic ways. It's a must-win for us, we have to win the home games. We feel ready, we feel prepared, we just have to go out and execute."
Trapp is also familiar with Dynamo head coach Tab Ramos through their time together with the U.S. youth national team set up. Through that familiarity and work in the film room, Trapp and the team have prepared themselves for their upcoming opponent.
"They're very expansive in how they want to play. They want to keep the ball, they want to dominate possession, but in doing that they leave themselves open at times for a counterattack. I think that's something that we've been very good at this year, creating chances on the counter and capitalizing on those chances."
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