Tim Parker
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New York Red Bulls defenders Tim Parker and Aaron Long fooled around during a co-interview with the club after training. 

The New York Red Bulls had the bright idea of conducting a co-interview between two of their players. As expected, it turned into a comedy show.

It was between two players who play right next to each other, centre-backs Aaron Long and Tim Parker. So yes, something interesting was coming.

The reporter informed that the first question was going to be for Parker. The former Vancouver Whitecaps F.C. man made sure to re-tell his teammate that he has the privilege of going first.

“Yeah, I got this one,” Parker told Long while tapping him in the chest during the interview.

While Parker was answering some of the questions, Long repeated some of the words his fellow defender was saying.

“That’s brave,” Parker said.

“Brave,” Long repeated.

“Those things kind of pay off sometimes,” Parker later said.

“Pay off sometimes,” Long repeated.

Fast forward into the interview, the reporter asked Parker how important it is to get the three points against Toronto F.C. this Saturday after losing to them two weeks ago.

“It’s very important,” Parker said. “Obviously, whenever you lose points it’s important to kind of clean the slate and look forward to the next game.”

Then the defender asked Long: “What do you think?”

“Clean the slate look forward to the next game. That’s usually what I try to do,” Long answered.

“That’s what I just said,” Parker said, confused.

“You said that? Perfect. The same page,” Long stated.

Baffled and slightly irritated, Parker took a couple of seconds to process what just happened and jokingly left the interview saying: “Oh, God, I’m out.”

New York will play Toronto on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Red Bull Arena. We’ll see if the two defenders are indeed on the same page like they say they are.

But for now, the Red Bulls might not have another co-interview for a while.

Originally from Haiti, Ralph 'Onz' Chery started his writing career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He also wrote for First Touch, the Cosmopolitan Soccer League and other local leagues. After graduating, Onz started covering the New York Red Bulls for ESNY and joined Haitian Times.