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May 30, 2009 at 11:43 PM

That’s a wrap for tonight

Practice in the morning. Here’s more quotes:


(On having tied so many games in a row…) “We knew we should’ve beat Dallas, we know we should have won today, we know we should have beat L.A. Those are things, yeah, that’s frustrating. Like I said, it’s better than losing, but at the same time, we can do better.”

(On what happened on Tyrone Marshall’s red card) “I have no idea. I thought the guy had been in an offside position and came back. I was ready to take a kick, and then when the ref called me over and said, ‘Bring your guys back, because Tyrone [Marshall] is getting sent off because he punched somebody,’ I’m thinking, ‘I don’t see a punch anywhere.’ The tape will show it, but I’m confused.”

(On whether he agrees with Coach Schmid about the team expending too much energy arguing calls) “We almost conceded a goal. We’re complaining with the ref and they play a ball down the line and they whip a cross in on us. Little things like that…I’d like to see the goal we conceded as well. I think they played quick off of a free kick while we were setting up. Those little things, we have to be more focused when the ball’s out of play. If teams play quick on us, and we’re not ready, there’s just no excuse for that.”


(On whether it felt good to score…) “Yeah, it felt great. I was hoping I could get another one. It didn’t turn out that way, but yeah, it felt good.”

(On the difference in the tone of the game between the first and second halves…) “Yeah, we definitely came out in the second half and played better soccer. We came out a little flat in the first half. We were pretty disappointed with that. But the second half, we came out and played a little better. I thought we were going to get another one [after the goal] but unfortunately we didn’t.”

(On what the plan is after tying this game…) “Just keep working, and keep playing. Columbus is a good team. They’re a quality team, the defending champion. You think about that, it’s not an awful result, but we definitely got to get a W.”



(On coming away with a tie after the game tonight) “To be honest with you this is a tough place to play. Obviously in front of 30,000 people is a beautiful, fantastic atmosphere, everybody is happy. I’m happy if you can go on the road and get points, is always good. If you tie away from home and win at home, is always good. We did that the last 4 games. We won the last two at home and tied the last two road games. Seattle is a tough team and they have very good players and are very well coached. We are happy with the point.”

(On the reason not to start Guillermo Schelotto) “He played ten straight games and this game was turf. Obvious he has played very well and has had a fantastic season and played on Wednesday and travel on Thursday. At his age we have to be careful and we want him to play the remainder of the season. We were giving him some time off and were hoping to get the results without him.”


(On coming away from the game today with a tie) “I think it was good, good point for us because we played on carpet. We played a good team like Seattle and it is important to get a good point like this.”

(On the team having a productive team this past week…) “Yes it was productive for us. We won earlier and today we tied and that is four points and then we go play Kansas City and get a point or three.”

(On playing against Coach Schmid…)

“Very good to see Sigi on the field. We have very good relationship and when he worked with us, last year when we went to the Championship. I hope Seattle get’s into the playoffs and we play them in the finals.”


(On playing in Seattle) “This is a great place to play. It has a great atmosphere and we’re lucky to get out of her with one point.”

(On scoring the goal in the first half of the game…) “I was half a yard on the defender and I’m hoping for an early cross. When he crosses the ball I’m hoping the defender doesn’t get to the ball first and then I was able to finish with the diving header. It was an important goal for us.”


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