MLS Playoffs Conference semifinals leg 1: Montreal Impact 2-1 Columbus

Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello

We’re going [to Columbus] with a win, which is important for the morale and the confidence of the team.”

“Pat’s been doing great. He’s found his rhythm. He’s been training well. Another big goal tonight for us. In the end, everybody needs to be ready to contribute for this team. Whether you’re on the bench or in the stands, when your number’s called, you’ve got to be ready. It’s about training and being focused all the time.

Sporting Director & Head Coach Gregg Berhalter

On his team’s performance:
“Part of the management of this is that 2-1 is a decent result. We got the road goal. We all know they count away goals, so it was a big goal and I think we’re in a decent position.”

On his team’s offensive play:
“I thought it could have been better. Montreal’s a good defensive team. I think we were close, but it wasn’t altogether there. I think the start was very good; we had a couple of opportunities and in the second half it might have been too little.”

On the mistake leading up to the second goal.:
“Soccer is a game of mistakes and a game where every action makes a difference. So no matter how small that action is, it can have an effect on the game. We came out with the right intentions, we wanted to put Montreal on their heels, we wanted to play offensive soccer and we wanted to dominate the game.”

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