Kinnear's Weekly Conversation
Q: Other than the three points, what in your team's play were you happiest with on Saturday against the Galaxy?
Dominic Kinnear: I thought that the type of game we played, from minute one through 90 was excellent. Every one of our players was working hard and working to go forward and put pressure on L.A.
Q: Pat Onstad will miss the Quakes game this week against Columbus while with the Canadian national team. How do you feel the team will react with Jon Conway in goal?
DK: The team has the same amount of confidence in Jon as they do in Pat. There will be no change at all. We knew that Pat was going to miss some games with the national team, and we have every bit of confidence in Jon. He will be fine.
Q: Through the first eight games of the season, what do you consider to be the Quakes strengths and weaknesses?
DK: I think the strengths of this team are the depth of the squad and our attitude. I don't like to think that we have any weaknesses, because I like to be positive, but I think that everyone here would like to have more points than we do right now.
Q: Columbus has traditionally been a tough place for San Jose to play, what do you expect from the Crew on Saturday?
DK: I expect another good game on Saturday. Any time a team puts Jeff Cunningham out there, then they are going to be dangerous. I know that Edson Buddle has been injured, but he is a quality player. They have some players who are goal-dangerous from just about anywhere, so we need to be aware of that.
Q: Last week, Brian Ching and Brian Mullan had strong games against their former team, the Galaxy. As a MLS player, did you get more "up" for a game against one of your old teams?
DK: Yes, of course. Obviously some players don't, but I think that all players want to show their former coaches and players that they are a good player.