Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 Sporting Kansas City


Thoughts on the match:
“They were the better team. They wanted the game more. Their guys were hungry, our guys were lackadaisical. We made two mistakes, and the mistakes are one thing, because that happens sometimes in games, and that kind of stuff you’ve got to be able to live with, but it’s our approach in the game. I always say that that’s my responsibility, so I’ll take responsibility, but at the same time, I’ll say that it won’t happen next week, I can tell you that.”

On whether the number of fouls were caused by his team’s physical style:
“That’s a misconception. We don’t play a physical game, what we do is play aggressive. What happens is, when you play aggressive, especially when you’re pressing the ball, things are going to happen. There are going to be fouls, but I don’t think, in any way, shape or form, did we foul more than them, or whatever. I don’t think that was the case. Again, I think we were late to a lot of stuff today because of our approach.”

On whether the All-Star game affected his four starters:
“From a physical perspective, no I don’t think so, but obviously, all four of the guys from the All-Star game for sure didn’t have their best games today, so that definitely has to have something to do with it, I would assume, because they didn’t have any training with us all week.”

On Pedro Morales:
“I think he’s a good player – I’ve seen him on video quite a bit. I think he’s a very good player, think he’s very good going forward, and good in the counter. He can not only find passes, but he’s a guy that can score as well. So, he definitely drives their offence from that part of the field.”


Thoughts on the early lead:
“It would’ve been more relaxing if we’d gotten the third goal, to tell you the truth. It’s a nice win. It’s a good win for us against a very good team. There’s a lot of good teams out there, and Kansas City is certainly a very good team, very well organized with a top coach in charge. It was a good test for us, a test that we managed to overcome. I believed we could win the game if we did things right, because of the personnel that we’ve got .We can cause any teams problems, and we showed that today. It could’ve been four or five for us on another day, but we’ll take the victory.”

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