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September 4, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Sounders FC 1, New England Revs 3 — N.E. quotes

STEVE NICOL, coach

(On the win . . .) “I think it speaks for itself after the week we’ve had. We basically got robbed the three points last weekend. We were real unfortunate on Wednesday in the [SuperLiga] final. But to come back from those two games – the third game in eight days – and go about it the way we did I think says all we need to know about the players and their attitude and the commitment and how they stick together. It was fantastic.”

(On getting three goals after going down a goal . . .) “We felt we were pushing it, which we wanted to do. We had some chances and couldn’t take them and obviously going one behind was disappointing to say the least. But the players just kept pushing and we got three goals in the end. But we deserved to win. No doubt about it.”

(On if the dust-up between Patrick Ianni and Shalrie Joseph invigorated the team . . .) “I think we were pushing anyway. The whole thing has come out and is happening anyway because we were pushing the envelope and putting pressure on them. It’s always good to see the guys sticking together, but I think we were pushing them anyway. And we just continued to do that.”

(On Kheli Dube’s performance at right wing . . .) “First time he’s played there for us is Wednesday. He obviously learned a lot and picked up some good positions tonight to start it going forward and get the ball and go forward himself. It’s a great goal.”

(On Chris Tierney getting his first career goal . . .) “We did say he was “unlucky” with the first one.”

CHRIS TIERNEY, midfielder

(On the match . . .) “It’s just a matter of getting the ball in the net, simple as that. We had a couple of decent chances in the first half, I thought. We played some good stuff tonight. We just – the story of the season – we just couldn’t, that last ball was just missing a little bit. We knew that if we just stuck to it, with the way we were playing tonight creating chances, we were going to score goals eventually.”

(On impact of Shalrie Joseph and Patrick Ianni incident . . .) “It lifted us a little bit, if anything. Shalrie [Joseph] doesn’t go down easy, so you know something went down. I think that they thought that after they got that goal, they were going to, if they could mix it up a little bit, it would take our minds off of trying to get the ball in the net, which it didn’t. We stuck to it and played hard and got goals.”

(On first career goal . . .) “I don’t really measure my game by goals to be honest. It’s always good to get on the score sheet and I’m happy to get the first one. Now I get that zero off the stat sheet. It’s just about the performance tonight. All around we were pretty good tonight and we deserved to win.”

KHELI DUBE, midfielder

(On his goal . . .) “It feels good when you score a goal and today was the day I felt that I would score a goal. When I got the chance I made sure it was a goal. It was good to get a goal. It’s been a long time now. Playing on the right side, I think I’m getting used to it.

(On being down 1-0 in the second half . . .) “When you fall, you get frustrated. But you’ve got to keep going, trying to make sure that when you get the chance, you score a goal. And in the second half, we created a lot more chances and converted the chances.”

(On describing his goal . . .) “The ball came from a defender and when I got the ball, I realized Ilija [Stolica] was up there. And Ilija is a big guy, so I played one-two with him and he set me up good.”

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