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March 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Quotes from today’s win

HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID

(On the changes made to the schedule) “Obviously you have to be flexible and with the weather situation and schedule adjustment, the game was not the opponent we were expecting to play today. So we wanted to get some fitness work out of it and get some guys to at least play 60 minutes. I thought when the second group, they played fairly clean the first 30 minutes and then it’s tough sometimes when the game becomes easier to maintain your motivation as a player and I thought the first group played well too.”

(On the unit which played the second two periods) “You try to talk to them about maintaining good habits and doing things the way they should be done but I know as a player, when you’re out there on the field, you say it’s a little bit easier and you tend to drop . But you still learn things from it. For us to be able to learn to play the ball into the space sooner, which we did today and played some guys in. To see Seba (Sebastien) score a goal on header, which he doesn’t do very often, so that that was a good thing to see.”

(On the unit which played the first period) “It was good to see Fucito play because he’s had the hamstring injury. To see him play up front and get a goal is good, because I’m sure that helps his confidence. It was really the first time Karkas has been able to play. He showed he could get up and down the line a little bit. He got in a couple of times and because he’s only been able to train 3-4 full days with us, that was encouraging to see. It was good to see Nate Sturgis play in the middle so that we know that is an option, if we need that option. It was good to see Jhon Kennedy Hurtado. You could see he was a lot more comfortable today playing than he was the first game.”

SEBASTIEN LE TOUX

(On the team and his ability to adapt to the changing schedule and conditions) “It was good to play on grass and to play another game, another 60 minutes to refine our game and play with everybody. I tried to do my best and to do more what I’m to do defensively and offensively. We had a good game, and I find Fredy with a pass for one and I scored one with my head. So it was a good day, and I’m happy for the win for the team.”

MICHAEL FUCITO

(On how he’s adjusting to the team) “I’m getting there. It was fitness-wise. Today was a little bit easier. We got shade this time around so that helped a lot. I think the more days I’m here, the more I feel comfortable. It’s been good.”

(On the conditions) “The field was a little soft and thick. But it was moist so the ball was at least moving pretty well. We prepared the same and got a good result.”

(On his goal…) “We were pressuring up at about midfield. I was able pick-pocket the guy with the ball to Roger. Roger played a nice ball through to me and finished it with my right foot.”

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