Rapids 3, Chivas USA 1 -- quote sheet

COLORADO RAPIDS 3, CHIVAS USA 1

CHIVAS USA HEAD COACH HANS WESTERHOF

On the result:

"Yes, the same result but not any better than last week's game. After the penalty we were nervous, after the 1-1 we were playing better and I thought we could win this game with a little bit of initiative, but after their second goal it just was not easy to play well."

On the Colorado Rapids:

"I think they're a good team, very physical, strong. They move very well with a very aggressive defense, so it's a good team, but we shouldn't have lost the game tonight."

On building a team for next season:

"Yes, it's true that we are losing a lot of games, but I think we are not so far away from the level necessary to play an important role in the MLS."

CHIVAS USA FORWARD ARTURO TORRES

On his goal:

"Half of this goal was Paco's. Last week I had a similar opportunity, but I wasn't able to finish it. This time, I did."

On his bittersweet feeling:

"At the end, my goal was not that important, because we couldn't get our three points tonight, that's why I don't feel completely happy scoring tonight."

CHIVAS USA GOALKEEPER BRAD GUZAN

On the result:

"It's frustrating. I feel like every week it's the same thing. I don't know what we have to do, we work hard in practice, but on the weekend we can't get the results we need. It's as simple as that."

COLORADO RAPIDS HEAD COACH FERNANDO CLAVIJO

On the game:

"I think we played well. We had 90 minutes of intense soccer; we moved the ball well, we finished our plays. It was a great team effort. When we needed the team to step up, they did. We deserved this victory."

On the team's goals for the remainder of the season:

"We have to take it one game at a time. No game is any different. Chivas is out of the playoffs, but they are playing for pride, which made this game very difficult."

COLORADO RAPIDS DEFENDER PABLO MASTROENI

On the game:

"Playing a team like Chivas USA, which is practically eliminated from the playoffs, you never know what to expect. But I think we came out and played good soccer. We need to take this victory and build on it towards the playoffs."


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