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Quakes 0, D.C. United 0 -- quote sheet

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 0, D.C. UNITED 0

D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH PETER NOWAK

On the game:
"I think we made progress from last week. The soccer part was pretty good. We had many chances but we didn't finish in the final part of the field, especially in the first half. In the second half we had a couple of great chances. But as I said, the progress has been made and we have to continue to work this way. I think the team played very organized today and pretty compact and shouldered in hard. This is what I expect of them. It was a pretty competitive game. In a game like this, one goal can decide the game. Unfortunately, today we had those chances but we didn't put it in."

On the result:
"It's good to have a point but with the chances we had tonight, I'm not too happy that we lost those other two points."

On playing against San Jose:
"They're a pretty experienced team, especially at home. They put on a lot of pressure because of this field, but our movement of the ball was pretty good and we closed all the zones to make sure we were going to make it difficult for them. So as far as that, we're looking pretty good, pretty organized."

D.C. UNITED GOALKEEPER NICK RIMANDO

On the game:
"We came out to San Jose wanting three points. Guys fought hard. We thought we did well, we pressed them high like we wanted to. We had our chances, but we just couldn't finish, so we ended up with a tie. They had some opportunities, especially late in the game. They had a free kick that was dangerous and they did a good job of getting a piece of it, but it fell right into my hands."

D.C. UNITED FORWARD SANTINO QUARANTA

On his starting assignment:
"It was a fun game to play in, and for me coming back and starting, it was a thrill. I tried to make the best of it and tried to make everyone around me better. I was just trying to make these guys trust me again. I think I'm gaining their trust every day in training, so I'm just going from there.

D.C. UNITED DEFENDER BRANDON PRIDEAUX

On the game:
"It was a little bit of a sloppy game on a small field. It was a game with a lot of 50-50 battles, but I thought we did well. We out shot them and I think we could've put one or two away. But all in all, a 0-0 tie on the road is a pretty good result. We wanted the three points, but it is an okay result for us."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR

On the game:
"It was an inconsistent performance by the team tonight. I give D.C. a lot of credit because they flooded the midfield and disrupted our rhythm pretty well. We just didn't move the ball as well as we have the past two games and we weren't as confident on the ball. We had some good patches but not enough."

On set pieces:
"We were very good on set pieces tonight both offensively and defensively. I am surprised that we were not able to get a goal off one of them tonight. That is where we created some of our best opportunities."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER RICARDO CLARK

On D.C.'s midfield play:
"At the start of the game, it was a little difficult to handle their three midfielders, but I think that we adjusted well and did a good job on them. We had good communication between Dwayne (De Rosario), Eddie (Robinson), Danny (O'Rourke) and me and we were able to figure it out and keep them from hurting us."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD JULIAN NASH

On his first MLS appearance:
"It was an amazing feeling. I really can't describe it. It was amazing to finally accomplish one of my first goals, to get on the field like that, and hopefully I can keep going forward from here and working my way into the lineup."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER DANNY CALIFF

On the play of the Quakes defense:
"I think we did a great job of communication and I think we really buckled down on defense, even though it wasn't working for us offensively. We worked really hard on the defense end of the ball. I think we are happy that we got a clean sheet, we wish we could have got something more going offensively, but a clean sheet is a clean sheet and the guys in the back and Pat [Onstad] are happy about that."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD ALEJANDRO MORENO

On the game:
"It was tough, we were trying to play it out wide and create spaces inside, but we just didn't have the ball enough to do that. In the end it was difficult for us to create anything dangerous. We are disappointed because we had a good week of practice and we thought we could get a better result. It is a frustrating result for us."

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER MARK CHUNG

On his first Earthquakes appearance at Spartan Stadium:
"I enjoyed it, but it is tough to play here and I have to get used to it. This was my first time with the team at home, usually it is a road game for me. I need to get used to it and right now we are disappointed, but I think this team can get a lot better as the season goes on."