Post-game Quote Sheet - CLB 1 : 0 RSL

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
QUOTESHEET
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM
– COLUMBUS, OH

COLUMBUS CREW  1
: 0  REAL SALT LAKE

 

REAL SALT LAKE HEAD
COACH JASON KREIS

 

On the
officiating:

“Decisions are going
against us and whether or not they are the right decisions, there are decisions
that are having to be made. I’m hoping that that will shake over the season and
that a bounce or two will go our way and that there will be a decision, or
maybe two or three or five that will go our way and it will all level out.”

 

On the Crew’s play:

“I thought they played
very well. I think it was the best match they played this season. I watched
their first two and by a large way this was their best match of the season.”

 

On starting Collen
Warner over Nelson Gonzalez in midfield:

“Nelson [Gonzalez] has
come in and done a job for us for a team that hadn’t gotten results. He came in
at the Seattle game and we ended up drawing that game and he starts in the
Galaxy game and we lose that game. We have more players that we feel good about
than we have positions on the field. It was no knock on Nelson, it was time to
give the other kid a chance and I think he did well. I think we have good
options.”

 

REAL SALT LAKE
MIDFIELDER KYLE BECKERMAN

 

On Real Salt
Lake’s confidence in its style of play after winning 2009 MLS Cup:

“We’ve found a style
that works for us, and that works in this league, so I think that’s something
we want to continue to do; play that style. That’s all we keep doing, is just
keep trying to play our style and it really works for us, especially away from
home.”

 

REAL SALT LAKE
GOALKEEPER NICK RIMANDO

 

On RSL’s start to
the season:

“I think it’s most
important that we have faith in ourselves and then it helps to have a coaching
staff that works with us and reminds that we did it all last year and we had a
bad record in the beginning. Ours isn’t too bad right now – there’s worse out
there – so we’re going home for the next three games and if we get nine points
out of that, then good, but if not, we’ve still got a long season.”

 

COLUMBUS HEAD COACH
ROBERT WARZYCHA

 

On Robbie Rogers:

“I thought Robbie played
very well defensively. He was in the right spot and he covered a lot of ground.
He was in the right places and I was very happy with his performance.”

 

On Gino Padula’s
injury:

“I don’t have a full
medical report, so I don’t know exactly what happened, but I do know it was
something in his knee.”

 

On only having one
shot on goal:

“I’ll take it; its three
points. I’d rather win a scrappy game and know we’ll get better. Today we had
one shot on goal and actually scored and I’m happy about it. “

 

On Real Salt Lake:

“They’re a good team.
They won the championship last year, but the result didn’t fall their way. I’m
glad we won today.”

 

COLUMBUS DEFENDER
ANDY IRO

 

On defending Real
Salt Lake’s attack:

“Salt Lake has
everything you could want up top, from size, to speed, to skill; and I think we
did a good job on them tonight. Whether it’s me or Chad [Marshall] or Eric
[Brunner], we feel like we’ll win the majority of balls in the air, and the midfield
did a good job of winning second balls and closing their midfielders down.”

 

COLUMBUS MIDFIELDER
ROBBIE ROGERS

 

On the rainy
conditions in tonight’s match:

“I was talking to Steve
[Lenhart] before the game and we said ‘Let’s just have fun tonight.’ We were
playing in the rain; the weather was perfect, the temperature was perfect and I
had a great time. The game was a little chippy, but sometimes those are the
best ones.”

 

COLUMBUS GOALKEEPER
WILLIAM HESMER

 

On withstanding
RSL’s late pressure on goal:

“I thought we could have
done a little better job of possessing the ball. But at the end of the game you
know they’re going to throw everything they have at you and you’re going to
have to withstand pressure and fight and battle hard and win some challenges in
the box and we did that for the most part.”