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August 18, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Sigi Schmid quotes, 8-18-09

On New England Revolution:
“When I was in Columbus, the thing I always used to bring up is that we wanted to mold ourselves a little bit in that image, in terms of building a nucleus. That’s the same thing that we are trying to do here is build a nucleus of players. I think that is the reason why that team has had success. New England’s success is built around that nucleus of [Steve] Ralston, Shalrie Joseph, Jay Heaps, Matt Reis, and [Taylor] Twellman. Obviously this year has been torn apart a little bit. That is why their season has been up and down because they have had a number of injuries. They are a good team. They have a lot of fight. They know how to win. And, they are a team that is going to be tough.”
On today’s training:
“Today was a little different because it has been a while since we have been on turf. We have had so many games on grass and we have been training on grass exclusively. So for the guys, being on turf today was a little bit different. Also, it is a short week and we haven’t trained since the game. Certainly the mood of the team is a lot lighter every time you win.”
On Sounders FC fan support:
“You can maybe say surprising. It’s really pleasing. I think the Sounder family, if I can call them that, has been really supportive of what our team has done. And, they have been there from day one and haven’t backed away. Even when we saw the support we had in L.A. with the local Sounders club and the fans that came out there, that was tremendous. Our fans have stayed loyal. We want them to continue to stay loyal. We want them to know that we are going to give our best. The best days for this club are still ahead of us.”

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