Revs 4, United 3 -- quote sheet

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 4, D.C. UNITED 3

D.C. United assistant coach Tom Soehn

On the team's mindset down 3-1 at half

"I thought we attacked with too many numbers and did not get our shape. Once we addressed that I thought we were a lot more organized. Obviously, when you open up at home you want to be organized, they found their front-runners too easily and were able to counter on us. I thought we adjusted well at halftime but it's hard to come back when you've let in three goals. We never felt like we were out of it. I surely didn't and we felt we were going to tie it up and then win the game. It's fairly disappointing."

On the affect of the injuries on the team

"I never worry about guys getting hurt, we've got a deep team and we've got a lot of different options. I thought our subs came in and impacted the game."

On David Stokes' injury status

"I don't want to comment on that until we get more information. I think on the play where he got hurt he got pushed into Nick [Rimando] and I am not sure what happened there. Injuries are unfortunate; I don't want to comment on what his status is because I don't know."

On the opportunities in the second half

"We created enough chances to come back; unfortunately we did not finish on some of those. Obviously we are disappointed, especially being at home."

D.C. United striker Santino Quaranta

On New England

"We were a lot better team than them. We have to be better. We started well and then we had those defensive breakdowns. It starts in the back but everyone needs to play better defensively. We had trouble with the set pieces again. We have to be better. We should be winning these games. This was the way it was early last year and things got better but we will see how it goes from here."

On scoring his first goal of the season

"It felt good to score my first goal of the year. Playing forward I expect to score every game. It is nice to get the first one but I expect to play like that. It is my job to score goals. The team relies on us to put opportunities away. I am happy to get it under my belt, finally."

On his goal

"Whenever [Steve] Guppy gets the ball, even in training, I remind myself to do whatever I have to do to get to the front post. It has been working in training and it is showing on the field now. When I get there I have a chance to score with him swinging balls in to the front post. Basically that was it. I got to the front bar and had a great finish."

D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen

On Saturday's game

"We had a meltdown for 15 minutes. The rest of it was pretty good. Give credit to New England - the times we did lose our shape and got caught on counters, they punished us for it. That was a great team - a very, very good team. With the finishers they have you really need to stay sharp and organized."

On being down 3-0

"We have been down three [goals] before. Credit the team for fighting back. I thought we played good stuff except for those 15 minutes. We made mistakes getting caught forward and that has been one of the things, one of our demons this year. I am to blame for a lot of that. I am going forward and leaving the middle open, but that is part of the game and how we deal with getting caught forward - it's something we need to sort out."

D.C. Untied striker Jamie Moreno

On having trouble finding the net

"It does not really concern me. I think we work hard to get shots but if they do not go in at least we can still work hard for the team. It will come sooner or later. We will keep working. We have to keep our heads up."

On Alecko Eskandarian

"I thought he played well. He is working really hard. Sometimes it seems he is desperate to score goals but he just has to relax. He is a great player and the goals will come."

D.C. United striker Alecko Eskandarian

On New England

"We both have attacking styles but there is no excuse for us giving up four goals in a game. We gave them that game. We let ourselves down. In the beginning we were ready to jump all over them. The first ten or fifteen minutes we were all over them. It was just a matter of time before we broke through and then - next thing you know, they got a chance and Taylor [Twellman] put it away. Then the penalty kick and another letdown and all of a sudden we were down three. This has been happing to us lately and teams are making us pay. We cannot continue to give up chances like that."

New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol

On the victory

"I'm obviously delighted. I think they started the game better than we did, but then we got back into it."

On the first penalty kick

"We should have got into halftime 3-0. The penalty call was wrong - that just gives them a boost to come out in the second half."

On the performance

"One more [goal] than them will so. Obviously, we made some chances, the guys upfront did well. The middle made good opportunities for them. Scoring four away from home is not a bad day's work."

New England Revolution striker Taylor Twellman

On the play of the game

"The old saying is 'offense wins games, defense wins championships.' Obviously we are pleased, but at the end of the day we want to make sure we are stalling [the other team]. Without the two penalty kicks we only gave up one goal. Anytime you can get a win here at RFK is big."

On his goal

"We had some good combinations between Clint [Dempsey] and I; I tried to lose my defender in the box. Fortunately I did and got a shot off."

Revolution midfielder Marshall Leonard

On his first MLS goal

"It felt great. I saw James (Riley) had some space, it opened up and he
played a good ball. Rimando was sliding over and I just shot it. All my
buddies were here, all my friends from (the University of Virginia) were
here so it was good."


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