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June 1, 2010 at 1:58 PM

A sample of Sigi Schmid’s quotes on Tuesday (team release)

(On the New England Revolution . . .) “They are a team that has obviously had a lot of turnover with the players with Jay Heaps retiring last year, with Steve Ralston leaving, with Shalrie [Joseph] missing the amount of games he has, with Taylor Twellman continued to be injured and they are just sort of finding their way. But they’ve added some good new players. [Marko] Perovic, the midfielder, scored a good goal for them last week. And Shalrie makes a huge difference for their team.”

(On two home games before World Cup break . . .) “Every game is important for us. We want to win at home. We want to reestablish ourselves at home – that’s really important. That’s going to be a big theme here for us is to establish our home field dominance and to win our games at home, to use our crowd to our advantage and not let it become an advantage for the opponent. So winning these two games are important. Points now are just as much as points after the break and we would certainly like to go into the break with a warm and fuzzy feeling. That would be nice.”

(On team creating chances and not finishing . . .) “It’s been really frustrating. [. . .] We just got to continue to believe in what we’re doing and continue to work on it as we did today and hopefully those things will change. It has been frustrating.”

(On concerns early in season . . .) “The thing is, as a coach, you want to make sure the players are still committed, that they are still into what you are trying to do, that they’re committed to each other, that you as a staff and as a playing group are committed to trying to get the results and through a unified effort and a combined effort we can get that done. We will get it done.”

(On refereeing . . .) “I don’t want people out there to think that I think because of the refereeing we are not getting the results. We need to play better soccer. We need to score goals. But on the same token, I don’t think we have been treated fairly either.”

(On Michael Fucito . . .) “Fucito was going in today, possibly for a surgery. We have run through all of the different options to try to fix this strange injury that he has had. So it was one of those things they were going to decide on the morning so I haven’t heard, because we were out at training, as to what they finally decided to do.”

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