QUOTE SHEET: What they said after a tense 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH DOMINIC KINNEAR
 
On building momentum from tonight’s result:
“Yes and no. Yes because we scored the first goal. I thought we were playing well and then at the end of the game we were kinda hanging on. They maybe think that they could have got three points, I think at times with Shea (Salinas) hitting the cross bar at the end there and the couple chances we had we could have scored another goal. That is the way the game went and I am pretty happy with the guys. Great effort for tonight.”

On the team’s away record:
“The next game is on the road as well. It’s not like we are not trying to win, we scored the first goal tonight, I thought we looked positive and aggressive as the game was going. Tough life on the road. We have a Western Conference opponent coming up and we’ve got more Western Conference games, so those are some big swings in points there. If you can pick up a win on the road it is going to be good for you. I think it just breeds confidence in the whole team as well.”
 
On if the team is close to their first away win:
“The one before this was against Chicago and I don’t think we played particularly well, but tonight was better. We’ve been competitive in all the games and we haven’t been run off the field. Tonight, like I said, we could be sitting here talking about a win and we’re talking about a tie. We’re close. It would be nice to get that one.”
 


EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER DAVID BINGHAM
 
On the result:
 
“It’s disappointing to go up 1-0 and come out with a draw, but at the end of the day it is always good to get points on the road and we have to keep building to keep picking up points throughout the year.”

On Real Salt Lake’s Goal:
 
“We know (Javier) Morales is a good player and he sees things that other players don’t. He saw (Luke) Mulholland come through, was able to get it on his foot and Mulholland was able to strike it clean. It’s a bit unfortunate but credit to the guys no one dropped their heads. We kept fighting for the entire 90 minutes which is important.”
 


SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES FORWARD CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI
 
On goal:
“Right place, right time. It was a good ball by Simon (Dawkins). Jordan Stewart got a head on it and just skimmed it a little bit.  It deflected off someone and bounced right to me and I was able to finish. If we had more of a killer instinct in the first half and got a second goal, that would have changed the game. We had some chances, but we just didn’t finish them.”
 
On getting road wins:
“We have to stay the course on the road. We had a lot of positives tonight, but we had a few lapses here and there and that cost us. When we put a full 90 minutes together, that’s when we will get a win. Right now, we will put 60-70 minutes together but not a full game and we are not getting the results we want. Credit to Salt Lake though, they are a good team and they played well tonight.”

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