Quotes: RSL 2, Earthquakes 2

REAL SALT LAKE 2, SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 2

REAL SALT LAKE HEAD COACH JOHN ELLINGER

On tonight's game:

"It's disappointing when your that close, instead of getting three (points) you get one (point)."

"The crowd was great, 16,000 on a cold night, just disappointing for the fans."

On the play of Clint Mathis:

"Right now he is creating goals and that's why we wanted him here. Clint, right now, is getting back on track; he is playing with a little bit of feistiness."

REAL SALT LAKE GOALKEEPER D.J. COUNTESS

On tonight's game:

"We were a little bit unlucky not to come out with three points."

"Tonight we worked hard, we battled. We just got to put a full 90 minutes of soccer together and when we can do that we are going to be pretty fierce."

"We are a good enough team to make things happen, to put the ball in the back of the net, to win a championship."

REAL SALT LAKE FORWARD JASON KREIS

On the team's performance:

"I thought it was a positive performance from us for 45 minutes, it felt good. It was good the way we reacted to San Jose, scoring an early goal ... but in the end it was only 45 minutes. We need 90 minutes. We let ourselves
down in the second half."

On physical play of San Jose:

"This isn't a pansy sport, you got to be tough out here. You're going to get knocked around a bit and you got to be willing to knock other people around as well."

REAL SALT LAKE MIDFIELDER CLINT MATHIS

On tonight's game:

"We definitely had things going better than we had last week in Dallas. We came out and played hard....We let things slip away from us, but we just have to finish a game."

On the team's play:

"The team is shaping up better, we look better as a unit. If we continue to play like this I think some good stuff is going to happen."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR

On team's performance:

"I thought we played well, we were probably the better team, we created more chances and we were better in the box."

"They keep their heads up, they keep on playing, and they have confidence in each other."

On playing in Salt Lake City:

"I thought the crowd was excellent, they were very boisterous, it was a great atmosphere for the guys."

SAN JOSE FORWARD ALEJANDRO MORENO

On tonight's game:

"It's always positive to get points on the road, this is a difficult place to play in, we are just happy we were able to come back and tie the game up."

SAN JOSE FORWARD BRIAN CHING

On his goal:

"I made a run and Brad (Davis) played a great ball like he has the last three assists he has for me."

On the game and RSL fans and players:

"Some of those guys were a little frustrated that we tied the game late. They played a great game and they have great fans here."


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