Quotes: Earthquakes 5, MetroStars 5

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR

On the game:

"We're disappointed not to get three points tonight. In the second half, we played well and deserved to be up 5-3, and we had chances to score even more. But, if you don't put them away, it comes back to bite you."

On the 'Quakes form:

"The standard here has been set very high in the past three years. We are not happy with our play so far and we definitely want to maintain the standard that we have set for ourselves."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER RONNIE EKELUND

On the game:

"It has been a long time since I've been involved in a game like this. In the first half they just hit at least two blinders. It is disappointing for us though, because scoring five goals at home should be enough to get us the three points."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER CHRIS BROWN

On his first Earthquakes goal:

"It feels great to be able to score, Landon [Donovan] just gave me a great ball and I was open on the side and I just wanted to make sure that I took it well and went for the far post. I am still trying to gel with the team and get my fitness back, but it is just disappointing to not be able to get the win tonight."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD BRIAN CHING

On the game:

"I think that we got caught up in their desperation at the end of the game and kept trying to get another one when we should have just held the ball. Giving up five goals like that, at home, that is not Earthquakes soccer. It is uncharacteristic of us to give up that many goals."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER CRAIG WAIBEL

On his first career goal:

"It feels great to score, but it would feel a lot better if that goal was a game-winning goal or a goal to keep us in the lead. Personally, it is a great feeling for me to score, but when we score that many goals, you expect to get a win

METROSTARS HEAD COACH BOB BRADLEY

On the game:

"That was an incredible game. Both teams scored some great goals and I am very proud of the way our team cam back from two goals down.

METROSTARS FORWARD CORNELL GLEN

On his first goal:

"It was just instinct to shoot from that far. I was just running with the ball and I just decided to shoot."

On the physical play of the game after suffering five fouls:

"I always expect the game to be rough. It is nothing new to me and I can handle it."

On his second goal, the equalizer at 5-5:

"I was calling Eddie for the ball and I knew I just had to get a touch on it. I am not sure why I back-heeled it, but it was just instinct."

METROSTARS DEFENDER EDDIE POPE

On the comeback:

"The character of the team showed tonight. After going down 5-3, we could have given up, but we fought back and got a point."

METROSTARS GOALKEEPER JONNY WALKER

On the game:

"That was one of the best games I have ever been involved in. I have been a part of some meaningful and memorable games, but this one was great. Look at me, I am smiling after the game even though I ate five goals because (San Jose goalkeeper) Pat Onstad ate five too."


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