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October 3, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Postgame quotes: Columbus Crew

Couple of numbers to throw out first:
Sounders FC road record in last 5 matches away: 3-1-1.
Attendance: 14,372.
Seattle yellow card issued to James Riley for delaying a restart.
COLUMBUS HEAD COACH ROBERT WARZYCHA
His overall thoughts on the match:
“We played a very good game. We played one of our best games, I would say, this season. The ball, for some reason, didn’t want to go in the net. Sometimes, you have games like this, but overall, the performance was there and the players left their hearts out on the field.”
On Seattle’s goal:
“I think we had the momentum at that time, that wasn’t definitely against the run of play. But the guys kept playing after the goal and we were pushing toward the goal and as I said, it just wasn’t our night today.”
COLUMBUS MIDFIELDER ROBBIE ROGERS
On the Crew’s mentality after a tough loss:
“We’ll bounce back from it, we always do, its what we’ve been doing for the past two years, so I’m not really worried. It’s nice that we’re still in first place and we have that cushion because of what we’ve done this season; we’ve worked hard to get to that point. Now we go to New England, a place where we won last year, and the year before that we got two ties out of there, so we’ve been pretty good there.”
COLUMBUS DEFENDER GINO PADULA
On Columbus goals moving forward:
“We are already in the playoffs, so we have to look forward right now. We have three games left, and we have to try to win the Supporters Shield. This game is gone, so we have to look forward to our next game against New England.”
His overall thoughts on the match:
“We controlled the game, we moved the ball well, we created chances, but they did some things very well and it’s just one of those games where maybe we could play for two days and not score.”
COLUMBUS GOALKEEPER WILLIAM HESMER
On Columbus’ regular season home unbeaten streak being snapped:
“It’s disappointing; I know it’s something we’ve taken a lot of pride in. Mostly for me, I’m really disappointed for the fans, because ever since they put together that ‘Nordecke’ section, we’ve made this place a fortress and we’ve fought hard for them. As you can tell at the end of the game tonight, they make everyody play with heart; whether you want to or not, you feel their passion. It can’t help but be infectious to the guys on the field, and for whatever reason, goals weren’t meant to go our way tonight.”

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