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Fire 1, Chivas USA 0 -- quote sheet

CHICAGO FIRE 1, CHIVAS USA 0

CHIVAS USA HEAD COACH HANS WESTERHOF

On the match:

"I think that we played better tonight, but it wasn't enough. We created several goal opportunities, but did not have the intelligence and patience to finish those chances. Our opponents played better and deserved to win."

On Chivas USA's chances to make it to the playoffs:

"I don't believe that we have lost all our possibilities to make it to the playoffs. I will resign those chances when we have three games left and 10 points behind of the fourth place."

CHIVAS USA GOALKEEPER BRAD GUZAN

On the match:

"We were unlucky tonight, missing all those goal chances, then we lost a man and got that PK. But we need to stay positive and hope that soon enough we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to stay together and keep working hard."

About his PK save:

"After all the chances we had, I just felt that I needed to keep my team on the game and give us the opportunity to win the game and I feel that I was fortunate to stop it."

CHIVAS USA FORWARD JUAN PABLO GARCIA

On joining Chivas USA:

"I am very happy to be with Chivas USA because they value my qualities as a player and because they believe that I will contribute to this team in a league that has grown a lot in the last years."

About the controversy over his transfer to MLS:

"I am not acting in bad faith. In my last club they think I am breaking a pact that exists among the owners because no player had done what I did, deciding my own destiny. I hope that other players in Mexico can open their eyes and realize that they control their future. I hope that I will do good in the MLS and then I will go to Europe."

CHICAGO FIRE HEAD COACH DAVE SARACHAN

On the match:

"We're trying to grow in each performance and coming here playing Chivas I give them a lot of credit and respect to the team, even if it has not gone well for them, but it's still not easy place to play, but we got a terrific result."

On Zach Thornton's performance:

"I was very pleased with Zach's performance. He came up with a very important save in the first half and kept solid through out the game and that's what good experienced goalkeepers do."

CHICAGO FIRE DEFENDER GONZALO SEGARES

On his goal:

"Well it's a matter of waiting and working really hard when you get the chance. On the goal, I followed the play; I received a good pass and put it in the net."

On playing at The Home Depot Center:

"Well, the field is really big, which gave us a lot of room to create plays and we took advantage to score the goal and win three points."


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