FC Malaga City New York midfielder James Dawes revealed the team are “full of confidence”, ahead of tomorrow evening’s USL League Two meeting with Boston Bolts.
Los Lobos travel to University of Massachusetts, Newton, for tomorrow’s game - which kicks off at 20:00 EDT.
Dawes admitted he and his teammates were “frustrated” to only pick up a point in their last outing, though insisted the group remain in positive spirits.
“The team confidence is very high at the moment,” he said.
“I feel that each game we’ve improved and become better as a collective - and we’ll take that with us in into our upcoming fixtures.
“Although we are in a very strong conference, I’m excited to see how the rest of the season plays out - and hopefully pick up more points along the way.
“We came away disappointed that we didn’t take all three points from the Seacoast United game, which shows the high standards that we set ourselves considering they were top of our conference.”
FC Malaga City New York suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Bolts in their previous USL League Two meeting last week.
“We will continue to play our way and stick to our own philosophy, and we’re ready for the challenge that Wednesday’s game will bring in Boston Bolts.
“They were a very strong outfit last time out.
“They have some very talented individual players who are experienced at this level.
“Even with that in mind, we felt we should have come away with a result so this time we will go to Boston full of confidence and looking to come away with more points on the board.”
Englishman Dawes expressed his delight to be back playing and living in the United States.
The midfielder enjoyed a successful collegiate career with Evergreen Valley College and Alderson Broaddus University from 2015 to 2019.
“It’s great to be back playing in the US,” he said,
“I have some fantastic memories here from my collegiate days and being able to be a part of this special project is a real privilege.
“I can’t describe how good it feels to be back on the pitch playing the game that I love."