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April 14, 2010 at 3:34 PM

A stop and chat with Kasey Keller (interview transcript)

Q: First stoppage-time goal allowed in franchise history Saturday. What does that say about the team?
“I think it basically says a lot of great things. It says we don’t stop playing. We fight like hell to make sure we keep a lead, keep a point. It’s going to happen. They pushed a lot of guys forward and they got good service and a good goal. It’s frustrating of course and I guarantee probably at some point this year we’ll get a goal in stoppage time to either tie a game or win a game. So I think that’s a pretty good run, if we can go another 30-some games without doing that I’ll be very happy.”
Q: What the balance in terms of having a defender on the post for corner kicks or not?
“I think at some stage you’re going to have to mark a man. When they’re throwing all caution into the wind, knowing that it’s nearly the last kick of the game, and they’re committing more guys forward, then it gets really difficulty just to have guys unmarked. You have a guy marking space and a guy’s open to score a header, you say ‘How come I didn’t have him marked?’ At the same time you have a guy marked and he gets open and ‘Why didn’t I have a guy on the line?’ I think throughout a season you’re going to pick the way that best characterizes your team on how to defend. And I think we felt more comfortable going man for man, but unfortunately we got beat on that occasion.”

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