The Red Bulls ended a winless run of three matches by beating Houston Dynamo at home and the Australian midfielder felt it was just the tonic the side needed as they look to improve their current standing of second in the Eastern Conference.
"I thought it was important, today we stayed compact, disciplined," he said after the win.
"I thought it was really important because we needed to bring back some stability to the team, you know a little bit of shape, discipline and I thought today the game plan was to make sure we kept it shape.
"We played great football, I didn't feel they were going to hurt us; the only way they could hurt us today was (Will) Bruin and (Giles) Barnes up front getting in behind us and they didn't have the pace for that today.
"I just wanted the discipline I knew in time we were going to score. It was a bit humid out today, a little different surface but I felt confident from the start I felt that we had the upper hand and we prevailed. I'm really happy today with the performance and the result."