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Real Salt Lake 2, New England Revolution 1

May 6, 2012 by  
Filed under MLS, US Soccer

POST GAME REACTIONS:

REAL SALT LAKE HEAD COACH JASON KREIS

On tonight’s match:

“Great crowd tonight. I hoped they enjoyed the show the boys put on for them. At the end of the night we got the points we wanted, so pleased for that”

On tonight’s red cards:

“Well the first red card we were a goal up fortunately, so it just puts us into a spot where we have to defend, and defend hard. We worked extremely hard, and tried to be sound whenever we had the ball, and hold it as best as we could. Then when it goes level [2nd red card] you could see the gears changing a little bit for the players.”

On Alvaro Saborίo and the offensive squad:

“One thing that’s stayed consistent is that he works hard, and that’s what I ask. I keep saying it doesn’t always matter to me that the forwards score goals; I don’t think they have to in order to be a successful team.  I think we have 11 players out there…10…hopefully Rimando won’t be scoring any goals soon, but 10 other guys that contribute on the offensive statute.”

On New England’s goal:

“I thought we were the team that had the ball probably 80% of the time, and then it goes in the counter attack. Tony Beltran’s is in a very advanced position, as we want him to be, when we have the ball. Tony recovered, and I do know he and Olave were both close enough to make a play, but they let him cut inside.  We’ve talked about it. It’s simple for me, when we get two defenders on one attacker we need to do our best.”

On tonight’s goalkeepers:

“I think they’re both special players in the match tonight. For me, Nick got us the 3 points.  Without him in goal, we probably would have walked away with one. At the same time I would say that Matt Reis kept them in the game as well, so two fantastic players on display tonight that played to the top of their potential.”

On the 3-set of games approaching this week:

“I am considering some rotation. I do think that playing three games is very difficult on the players. We did it last week and I think we did pretty well. Towards the end of that third match, we had some guys that were really dying, but we also have some other players that have contributed and need the opportunity. I want us to continue to be aggressive, and continue to take our chances. If they go in fantastic, and if they don’t, hopefully that’ll build us some sort of momentum that will play dividends as the match goes on.”

 

 

REAL SALT LAKE MIDFIELDER KYLE BECKERMAN
On tonight’s match:
“We knew what we had to do – just sit in, stay disciplined, and counter. We were close to getting that decider at ease. We just stayed in there. Nick made some great saves, and we were able to pull it off. It was a crazy game. We were able to do that more than they were and we were able to get in an extra goal.”
On this week’s upcoming matches:
“It doesn’t really let up on us this year, a lot of Saturday–Wednesday-Saturday games, so we just need to take care of our bodies, get in the cold tub and focus on the next ones.”

NEW ENGLAND HEAD COACH JAY HEAPS
On tonight’s match:
“I thought we came in with the right attitude, we did a lot of the right things, but unfortunately we just gave up another game, a game where we did have it. We fought well, but we just need to be a bit better at finishing games and not giving up goals.
On Real Salt Lake’s performance:

“We had a couple chances, we sensed that we could at least get an equalizer, but we give credit where credit is due. Rimando had a nice game, he had some good saves, kept their guys where they are. They are a veteran team and they have that cohesiveness when the going gets tough. They know that they can lean on each other.”

On moving on from the loss:
“It’s important that we get the right rest and the right mental acts to get back into it.”

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