Earthquakes 1, Chivas USA 1 -- quote sheet
CHIVAS USA 1, SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 1
CHIVAS USA HEAD COACH HANS WESTERHOF
On the game:
"I believe we played very well on the first 45 minutes, then we made some mistakes, but at
the end we showed we had a good mentality, because we turn the game in our favor in the
second half and just failed to score the second goal."
About Brad Guzan starting as goalkeeper:
"I told them that I needed to see more of all the players. I saw Martín Zúñiga in three or
four games then I wanted to see Brad. I also sat Héctor Cuadros and [Francisco] Gómez, not because
they played bad, but to use all my options and that's why I tried some changes in the
starting lineup today."
CHIVAS USA DEFENDER EZRA HENDRICKSON
On the game:
"I'm happy because I scored, but not satisfied of the result. Playing at home, against a
conference opponent, a team that we have in front of us in the standings, we need to get
three points, one is not enough "
About the impact on the team by the new coach:
"I think we gained some intensity. We have been training hard all week long and I believed
it's paying off, because we where ready to win today, but we where a little unlucky, giving
a soft goal and not been able to score the winner."
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR
On whether he's disappointed to earn his second draw against Chivas
"Yeah. Especially with the way the games have gone, in San Jose we took
lead a couple times and for us to give up that goal late was, I felt we
on top of them. And today, with the chances we had, another day we could have had three [points] in the bank. So we're disappointed, because it
good chance for us to open up some space [in the table]. But I can't
the guys for their effort and creating chances."
On his team's goalscoring chances:
"We created a bunch of chances today, and on a different day, we score
goals, but some good goalkeeping and crossbars keep us out."
On whether the absence of Brian Ching affects the role of Dwayne De
"It doesn't, because when Brian was healthy, Dwayne was playing attacking midfielder as well. So his role is always the same, wanting to join the
attack late, since he's a very talented, very explosive player, so
it's Brian Ching or Alejandro or Ronald his role doesn't change."
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD ALEJANDRO MORENO
On his goal:
"We wanted to put pressure on their defense and try to create turnovers. We
did that, and as Dwayne got the ball I just made a run in between their
defenders, and I was hoping Dwayne would see that space, and he did. And he
played me a great ball and I just took my time, really picked a spot,
put it away."
On the team's goalscoring chances:
"Well we created a lot of chances. We really created a lot of chances,
that's an important thing, but obviously we want to finish those
felt at times we put ourselves in great positions, and then all of a
we couldn't put them away. In the end, it's difficult to just take a
from here, because we thought we had done enough to win this game."
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD DWAYNE DE ROSARIO
On his assist to Alejandro Moreno:
"It started from Ronald putting pressure on the [Chivas USA] right back,
Wade again putting pressure on their forward. Wade won the ball, and the ball came to me, and I saw Alejandro running across from the backs of
defense and I saw them making enough space so I chipped it over, and
it went on his foot, and it was a great finish."
On his team's attacking play:
"Definitely pleased about the way we attacked, we created a lot of good
chances. Unfortunately we didn't' finish those, and the one we did
was a great finish, and the other one, he played a great ball to me, and they called it offside. That's the breaks."