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Quote sheet: FC Dallas 2, Metros 2

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER QUOTE SHEET

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2005 - FC DALLAS 2, METROSTARS 2

FC DALLAS HEAD COACH COLIN CLARKE

Opening statement:

"In the end, it's very disappointing to lose a match like we did."

On the second half collapse:

"It wasn't good, we threw the game away. We have to get better on that side of things. We have to find players who are going to do things better then what we are doing defensively."

On the difficulty in winning games:

"I think as a team we need to learn how to put teams away and kill them off. We need to be better in our heads. We were 2-0 up, and had a few chances to score more goals and then we had a couple more chances after the score was 2-1. It's a mental thing that we have to get over if we want to get to the next level."

FC DALLAS STRIKER CARLOS RUIZ

On Pizza Hut Park:

"I'm so excited to play at the new Pizza Hut Park. I was very happy to score the first goal and we continue to work for a championship. It was an unfortunate result. But we will push forward and take the one point in the standings."

On scoring twice:

"I think FC Dallas played well tonight. I scored two goals tonight and Ronnie recorded two assists. However, we need to play much better if we want to win the championship."

FC DALLAS MIDFIELDER RONNIE O'BRIEN

On being frustrated:

"I'm disappointed; we threw away a two goal lead. We didn't win a game in the last month. We're not getting the job done, even if it's the new field or the old field. We have to get down and start over."

METROSTARS HEAD COACH BOB BRADLEY

On the first half:

"I actually thought after the two goals, we didn't have a good response. We had a good start to the game, some great chances early on. They did well with their two goals in the first half. The first one, Ronnie O' Brien put a good ball in the middle and we were too deep on the ball."

On the second half changes:

"We need to make a change in the second half. Obviously, we got a goal right away. Sergio gave us an immediate boost by getting in the box and it helped us out."

On Pizza Hut Park:

"Tonight it's a little bit different. The stadium is beautiful, great crowd ... I think that it was a great night."

On drawing with FC Dallas:

"We got two goals and I would have liked to have gotten a third one. I know that they had some chances after our second goal, but so did we. We have some great opportunities. But in the end, nobody was satisfied with the final result."

METROSTARS MIDFIELDER YOURI DJORKAEFF

On drawing with FC Dallas:

"Before that goal, we came up short on a few chances. That last goal, we started to have good finishes on the ball and we worked hard to tie the match."

METROSTARS GOALKEEPER TONY MEOLA

On the Metrostars competitive play:

"We had them on the ropes in the first half for the first 30 minutes of the game. In the second half, we showed some fighting spirit and if we are going down, we are going down fighting and put them on the heels early in the second half with an early goal. We did a great job of coming back and showed some good heart."


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